What the hell is the matter with you people?!
Boston Corbett | Granville, NY United States | 10/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Look....as a die hard Foreigner fan, sure....I mourned Lou's departure.....but HELLO?!?!?! GET OVER IT!!! NO ONE likes change.....change sux. This album IS a tad different from Foreigner Mark I.......but still......IT ROCKS. Johnny is NOT Lou Gramm.....but WOW....and this is a cliche......but....HERE'S JOHNNY!!!!!!!!! This guy can do stuff with his voice I'd LOVE to see ANYONE try these days. He put a new trademark sound to this self-destructive band.....and this album IS one of the best. It is sad that the sniffling change-phobia babies never gave it a chance. The FIRST listen to the title track has EVERY one of the people I have listen to it tapping their toes and banging the steering wheel by the time the chorus makes it's kick-butt presence known.
"I'll Fight For You" is a damn good ballad and SHAME on you for calling it WEAK. "Ready For the Rain to Fall?" HELLOOOOO???? Classic Rock alert!!!!!! "When the Night Comes Down" would have been number one had it been done by ANYONE else....but some cry babies decided to NOT let this album see the light of day. Grow up people.
SOME people need an education on music......and if an Ego driven Leader decides to take off....let him go....better things JUST MIGHT happen without him........."
A medicore album by a band calling themselves Foreigner
D. Logan | Ohio | 04/14/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If you consider this the first album by a new band in 1991, it wasn't bad. But when you attach the name Foreigner you expect more than this can deliver. The good move by Mick Jones was getting Terry Thomas (Giant, Bad Company)to produce the record. He gives the Foreigner guitar sound a harder edge. "Lowdown and Dirty" was the first single and "I'll Fight For You" received some airplay in a remixed version. If you want a good laugh, search YouTube for these videos. Foreigner made a silly move by promoting Johnny Edwards as some kind of sex symbol. Put a shirt on dude. Edwards isn't anyhwere close to being as good a singer as Lou Gramm. The only track that I find myself listening to on this album is the ballad "Safe In My Heart." It has the classic Foreigner keyboard sound and would have been a big hit if Lou Gramm had sung it. In 1991, Lou Gramm and his new band Shadow King put out an album that was a critical success and much better than this album. I can't help thinking that half the tracks from Unusual Heat and half from the Shadow King debut could have been put together to make a killer Foreigner album."