Fire Woman: Tribute to the Cult
Wiz | Evanston, IL | 03/14/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"You get what you ask for. I asked my wife to get me this CD for my birthday and I got it. I couldn't help it. When I saw the names Jake E. Lee and Enuff 'Z' Nuff, I had to have it. Jake's solo on "American Horse" almost does it for me. Mesmerizing. Enuff 'Z' Nuff satisfies also. Unfortunately, the other "tributes" fall short of hard rock glory. With all the technical advances lately, you'd think these guys could remake the Cult's songs and make them sound outstanding. It seems like they just follow the basic roadmap and use their own fake raspy voices, never coming close to Ian's prowess. I'll keep it, though. The Cult deserves a tribute. Check out The Doors of the 21st Century, L.A. Woman Live! (D21C) Ian Astbury fills Morrison's role."