This disc reached platinum level status and peaked at 18th on the U.S. charts.
Being released around the same time that I went into college, you would think I have would have fond memories of this disc, but in 2007, I rarely play this anymore.
To me, the opening track, Crazy, Crazy Nights was kind of lame. This song was a little bit too bubblegum to me. It was a pretty big hit in the UK but not as big in the U.S. A lot of people like this song, but I can’t get into this one.
I’ll Fight Hell to Hold You is a much better song. It sounds more like classic KISS and features some excellent guitar playing by Bruce Kulick.
Bang Bang You is a solid rock anthem that never reached the hit level status that it deserved.
Bruce Kulick plays like a wildman on No, No, No. This is a heavier track than the previous three, and totally kicks ass.
Hell or High Water also sounds like classic KISS. It is a harder edged anthem that I would love to hear KISS play live. More great guitar work by Kulick on this song. Great stuff!
Paul Stanley’s vocals shine on My Way. This is more of a pop rock keyboard driven effort. Although Kulick does have an awesome solo on this track, it doesn’t stand out as much as some of the other songs on Crazy Nights.
When the Walls Come Down is a pretty good upbeat rocker. There isn’t a whole lot to the lyrics on this song aside from “When the Walls Come Down”, but it is still a solid track.
Reason to Live is the lone power ballad on Crazy Nights, and it is a damn good one at that. Paul Stanley’s vocals are excellent here.
Paul Stanley hands the mic over to Gene Simmons for Good Girl Gone Bad. It is a pretty good song and keeps the flow going well on Crazy Nights.
Turn on Night is the more of a pop oriented track.. This song was co written by Paul Stanley and Dianne Warren. This is not one of my favorite songs on Crazy Nights. It feels like filler to me.
Thief in the Night was originally written and recorded by Wendy O. Williams, WOW album back in 1984. The same disc that was produced by Gene Simmons. The KISS version sounds better but this song isn’t anything special.
This enjoyed listening to this CD far more than I expected. I think I must have confused it with Hot in the Shade, which I didn’t care for at all. I am glad to have been reintroduced to this disc in 2007. I will be keeping this one in my playlist for the indefinite future. Thanks to Steve over at Heavy Metal Addiction for picking this disc this week. If you don’t own this one, you need to give this one another look!
Rating: Out of 10
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- Crazy, Crazy Nights
- I’ll Fight Hell to Hold You
- Bang Bang You
- No, No, No
- Hell or High Water
- My Way
- When the Walls Come Down
- Reason To Live
- Good Girl Gone Bad
- Turn on the Night
- Thief in the Night
Monday will have the 4th and final installment of March Metal Madness.
Tuesday will bring a new feature called Fore and Aft.
Wednesday will have part 2 of Fore and Aft.
Thursday will have a new review of Pink Cream 69′s In10sity plus more Hard Rock News, and a couple more reviews if time permits.
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The third installment of the Saw Trilogy might be the best of the three. As always, this movie is not for the feint of heart, or stomach. There is plenty of gore and torture in this flick, as there were in the first two.
Is it scary? No. It is more sick and gory than anything else. The story in this movies ties together well with the first two films, and is a true sequel, not just a bunch of mindless killing (put it is pretty damn close.)
If you are looking for a movie to gross you out, you can’t do much worse than SAW III. If you saw the 2nd movie and are dying to find out what happens with Jigsaw, you may want to watch this. This movie features a few flashbacks to the first film, so if you haven’t seen that one, I would start there first before coming back to this one.
If blood and gore grosses you out, you may want to skip SAW III. I enjoy horror flicks from time to time, for the horror element. There are some horrifyingly disgusting things in this flick, but there is absolutely nothing that will scare you. Rent at your own risk!
Rating: Out of 5