Friday, June 25, 2010

Britny Fox: Bite Down Hard (1992)

(One of my many reviews that went unpublished in Rock & Roll Disc when the magazine ceased publication in 1992 ... )

Britny Fox
Bite Down Hard
EastWest America 7 91790-2
Total disc time: 41:15 (no SPARS code)

Merit: ***½
Sound: ***½

With new frontman Tommy Paris and his hard-rock shriek replacing old frontman "Dizzy" Dean Davidson and his glam-rock shriek, Britny Fox no longer sound like Slade on steroids. But sounding like Slade on steroids is what made their two CBS discs such dumb fun. Yet the new guy definitely adds more chomp. "Six Guns Loaded" packs a monstrous metal wallop, with "Closer to Your Love" and "Lonely Too Long" close behind. And the ballads, both of them, don't wimp out so much as recall early Boston (the band, not the city).

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