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“If It Ain’t Broke, Break It” by Starwood

Artist: Starwood
Title: “If It Ain’t Broke, Break It!”
Label: Metal Blade Records
Release Date: 5/2004
Genre: Rock And Roll
Rating: 8/10

Solid rock and roll is what I found on this release pure and simple. I think it is great to find this to be the case every once in a while and seeing how rock and metal have so much against them these days it’s good to see a record like this come around. Oddly enough this one seems to be fronted by a member of a once very popular heavy metal act though none of the press releases seem to bring it up. The lead singer is named Lizzy and as I listened to him sing, I said “hey that’s Lizzy Borden!!.”. This was a band that had more of a cult following than legions and I liked several of their releases especially “Master Of Disguise”. With this new release, Lizzie is clearly taking a very different approach and while that can be risky to some I admit the end result is quite good. Instead of metal, this piece is more along the lines of the straight ahead rock and roll normally given to you by Hanoi Rocks or old L.A. Guns. It is quite the turn for someone who was so entrenched in the metal style.
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