Runnin’ back to you
Get a Life
Someone like you
You’re the One
Too late for Love
Naked in the Rain
Everybody wanna R&R
Don’t fight it
all electric & acoustic
piano on ’Someone like you’.
Judith Wik: background vocals on ’24/7’,’get a life’,
’too late for love’.
DOLLS: "Get a Life" stage
Universal - (Norway)
at Nidaros Studios,
Trondheim Norway and Whitewater Studios, Carlsbad
California US winter/spring of 2004.
review by Salvo "Lovedeath" Russo____
American hard rock for this historic band from
The presence of the famous songwriter Mark Spire on all background vocals gives value to this good release, in which it's impossible not to think to the American beaches and that typical glam style...son of a never forgotten period...
Torstein Flakne (vocals) reminds me of Darren Warthon (Dare vocalist), in particular listening to "Too late for Love" that seems the best song of this album , together with the title-track; The first is a melodic deep song based on a mid-tempos rhythm, and a very good melody; the title-track is a typical hard-a.o.r. song in which the band is able to create a very cool riff guitar, that seems to remember of the best DANGER DANGER songs!
back to you" is another very good a.o.r. song with a
like you" begins like their previous famous ballad
"Hard to say goodbye" in which Trond Hustad (he's
not a line-up member, he's a session-man) creates a romantic intro,
developed into an intense ballad...Good vocals and very good arrangement.
the One" is nothing special; a song in which the band
creates a good sound without delivering a powerful and original
Like I said before..."Too late for Love" is in my opinion the most intense song, in which I can't but remind of first DARE Album....
"Naked in the Rain" is another nice a.o.r. song in which the band is able to keep a high quality; my impression is that this cd doesn't get anything original, but Stage Dolls are able to bring us into that typical special 80's atmosphere with a sound full of intensity, though very easy in the structures.
Get a Life shows some songs which are not very good at all, like "You're the One”,” Everybody wanna r&r", and also the mediocre "Only", that seems an easy pop song...with a banal refrain, but on the whole the good production and the good quality of most tracks makes this album very suitable for all 80's maniacs.
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