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King Cool
Donnie Iris
King Cool
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Donnie Iris
Title: King Cool
Members Wishing: 12
Total Copies: 0
Label: Razor & Tie
Release Date: 6/15/1993
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Power Pop, Arena Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 079892201628, 076742708443, 078982201647

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Great rock, but overlooked
Ryan Cornell | Cleveland, OH | 07/09/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you ever have a chance to see this band live, make sure you do it. They are tremendously talented and still sound like they did 20 years ago. It's always a thrill when I catch them on the radio or hear their music being played at ballgames or someplace like that. Get this CD if you don't have it already."
Ryan Cornell | 02/08/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When a band has a huge hit with their first album, often the next release just doesn't measure up, but Donnie Iris didn't have that problem with "King Cool". Once again, the power vocals are unbelievable and every song is worth listening to over and over. You feel like you know the characters in the songs."
Timeless, Catchy Music
James Choma | 12/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"For those of you that think Donnie Iris was only good for "Ah Leah" and "Love is like a Rock," you've missed out on some incredibly catchy music.

With "King Cool," Donnie Iris continued with the same variety of pop/rock/r&b that came on "Back on the Streets." "King Cool" just edges that album out of the top spot in that it has even more layered vocal harmonies. This is especially evident on songs like "Broken Promises" and "Color Me Blue," a personal favorite.

There were a few hits on the album -- "Love is Like a Rock," "That's the Way Love Ought to Be," and the criminally ignored "Merilee." Each of these songs is pop rock perfection. As a matter of fact, the album as a whole is enjoyable all the way through; there really isn't a bad song on the disc!

If You're new to Donnie Iris's music, your best bet would be to start with one of the greatest hits compilations. But even if you do buy the individual albums, you really can't go wrong. Both "Back in the Streets" and "King Cool" are great power pop classics.