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Pretty Boy Floyd - Public Enemies

Pretty Boy Floyd - Public Enemies

Label : Frontiers Records | Archive under hardrock / aor

Release type: Full-length CD

Sjak : The heydays of the glam and hair metal are already a couple of decennia behind us, but still there are a number of bands who have the perseverance to keep on releasing album in that genre. As such also the American band Pretty Boy Floyd, which is already active from the eighties and who now after a long period of silence are back with this new album ‘Public Enemies’. I’ve never had the opinion that Pretty Boy Floyd was a great band and this album definitely won’t be able to change that.

That has a lot to do with the limited vocal capabilities of singer Steve Summers, who tries to act on the same level as his big examples Vince Neil and Brett Michaels, but fails hopelessly in doing so. Even quite nice tunes like ‘7 Minutes In Heaven’, ‘Star Chaser’ and ‘We Can’t Bring Back Yesterday’ are ruined by mister Summers and that accounts for the fact that this ‘Public Enemies’ can’t exactly be called a very nice listening experience. But also the quality level of the song material on offer is just not consistent enough to talk about a good album. Therefore I don’t understand that a quality label like Frontiers Records brings these kind of albums to market. If you like the eighties glam metal period, I would limit myself to the bands that have been capable of releasing great albums in that genre like Poison and Motley Crue. You can neglect this ‘Public Enemies’ album with confidence, unless you are such a fanatic that you want to possess everything within the glam metal genre…

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