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“Babylon Rockets” by Gemini Five

Artist: Gemini 5
Title: “Babylon Rockets”
Label: Cleopatra Records
Release Date: 6/21/2005
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 7.5

On Gemini Five’s CD package they are listed as something that fans of the Backyard Babies or Hanoi Rocks would enjoy, but I don’t agree with that at all. This is by no means a detraction from the fine rock and roll that they deliver on the CD as the band clearly has some hooks and there is a lot of fun stuff happening in the music. Yet while enjoyable I have to say there is a level of difference between them and the references. Would fans of Babies and Hanoi like them? Most likely yes but only as something new to try. The second tune of the CD “TwentyFourSeven” really should have been the opening track, as the hook caught me more than I thought it would. From there they caught me off guard by doing a rocking cover of the dance pop hit “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)”. This track by Dead Or Alive was totally unexpected to find on a Pop Metal/Hard Rock CD and really was done to some positive effect.
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