Crazy Lixx sign with Frontiers Records (Journey, Toto, Danger Danger, Thunder, Winger).
Crazy Lixx will enter the studio to record the follow-up album to the 2007 debut album Loud Minority starting this saturday the 17:th of October. As with the previous album, the yet untitled follow-up will be recorded at Polar Studios in Stockholm along with producer Chris Laney (Europe, Crashdiet, Candlemass). The album, set for release during spring 2010, will be the first release through Crazy Lixx’ new label Frontiers.
- We are extremely happy to have sealed this co-operation with Frontiers and we’ve got a really great album on the way so naturally we hope this will be a great leap forward in our career , says lead singer Danny Rexon.
The band has spent all of 2008 writing material for the new album and now picked out a dozen hard rock gems (out of over the double amont of songs written) to be recorded. - “We set out with one goal, and that was to beat the living s**t out of Loud Minority with these new songs, and If you ask me, we’ve beaten it black and blue. I can’t wait to get these new songs recorded!
The new album will feature titles such as:
Witching Hour, Children of the Cross, Rock and a Hard Place and 21 ’til I Die (just to name a few).
- “We’ll try our best to keep you guys updated with news and video clips from the studio so check out the official homepage (www.crazylixx.com) regularly.”
Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of the Seventh Volume of the ROCK THE BONES label sampler on November 6th 2009. The item’s tracklisting does include some of the current and upcoming label hits and does feature some very interesting premieres such as the new GIANT single “Promised Land” which will be included in the band’s anticipated fourth album to be released in 2010, THE MURDER OF MY SWEET debut single “Bleed Me Dry” and “The Beauty Of Dreams” from Brazilian Aorsters AURAS.
Full track listing includes:
Winger: Deal With the Devil; Mr. Big: Take Cover (live); Giant: Promised Land; W.E.T.: One Love; Cinderella: Gypsy Road (live); Danger Danger: Hearts on the Highway; Lynch Mob: Smoke and Mirrors; House of Lords: Cartesian Dreams; Mastedon: Revolution of Mind; Stryper: Murder by Pride; Out Loud!: We Run; The Lou Gramm Band: Baptized by Fire; Jaded Heart: Love is a Killer; Jorn: Rock and Roll Angel; Blanc Faces: Falling From the Moon; The Murder of My Sweet: Bleed Me Dry; Auras: Beauty of Dreams.
Inner liner notes are courtesy of Andrew J. McNeice of Melodicrock.com
Finally!! Mick Jones has released a new Foreigner album with the touring lineup that includes Kelly Hansen (Hurricane, Unruly Child) on vocals and Jeff Pilson (Dokken, War & Peace) on bass, and Brian Tichy (Pride & Glory) on drums. If you are expecting a dirty, balls out rocker you may be a little disappointed, but not surprised because that is not what Foreigner has evolved into over the years, but with the release of Can’t Slow Down fans of such releases as 4, Agent Provocateur, and Inside Information will rejoice. Admittedly I was a little iffy when I heard Kelly Hansen was singing with Foreigner a few years ago, that was until I heard the Extended Versions Live album after that I was hooked. I will let everyone know this right now, Kelly Hansen sounds absolutely phenomenal on Can’t Slow Down.
The title track “Can’t Slow Down” gets us going on the right track, it has that classic Foreigner sound everyone knows and loves. I can see why NASCAR wants to use this foot tapping rocker. One thing Hansen never got a real chance to do in Hurricane or even on Unruly Child’s “Waiting For The Sun” was sing on some slower mid tempos and ballads, but on Can’t Slow Down he get his chance in spades and he damn sure makes the most of the opportunities. “In Pieces” is his first shot and he absolutely nails it, this song definitely needs a shot as a single, I have a feeling it will scorch the charts once it is released. Aside from Hansen’s vocals, Jeff Pilson lays down some very nice bass lines, but Michael Bluestein’s keyboards really stand out filling out the song, this is definitely one of my favorite songs on the album. The first single from Can’t Slow Down is next and “When It Comes To Love” is already on the charts, and this mid-tempo number will fit in perfectly with such songs as “Waiting For A Girl Like You”, “I Want To Know What Love Is”, and others. Some more nice keyboards from Bluestein and Tom Gimbel’s saxophone is a nice touch also. “Living In A Dream” picks up the pace with a little nod back to Foreigner’s 70s sound, love the horns laced throughout and Tichy’s drumming as well. “Ready” and “Give Me A Sign” keep the train rolling with two more solid tracks. I can’t see the guys not playing “Ready” live as this upbeat anthem would definitely get the crowd going. “I’ll Be Home Tonight” is another mid-tempo number made for radio, Hansen shines once again. “Too Late” is another nod back to Foreigner’s 70s sound and it could easily fit onto “Head Games” or “Double Vision”. “As Long As I Live” and “Fool For You Anyway” are two more tracks that really stand out on Can’t Slow Down.
Can’t Slow Down is a 2 cd/dvd set from Wal Mart, and like the other Wal Mart exclusive releases like Kiss’s Sonic Boom and Journey’s Revelation there is a remix cd of some Foreigner’s classics, if you have any doubt about Kelly Hansen filling Lou Gramm’s shoes I suggest you give the remixes a listen. Not to take away from the performances of Mick Jones, Jeff Pilson, and the others on Can’t Slow Down because they are sound great on this album, but for me Kelly Hansen’s vocals are what made this album. I’ve always been a fan of his singing but I think his performance on Can’t Slow Down may well be the best of his career. I’m already looking forward to this line-up’s next album, hopefully Mick and the guys don’t make us wait to long.
Rating: Out of 10
Disc 1 – Can’t Slow Down
1. “Can’t Slow Down”
2. “In Pieces”
3. “When It Comes to Love”
4. “Living in a Dream”
5. “I Can’t Give Up”
7. “Give Me a Sign”
8. “I’ll Be Home Tonight”
9. “Too Late”
11. “As Long As I Live”
12. “Angel Tonight”
13. “Fool For You Anyway”
Disc 2 – Remixes
1. “Feels Like the First Time”
2. “Cold as Ice”
3. “Hot Blooded”
4. “Blue Morning, Blue Day”
5. “Double Vision”
6. “Dirty White Boy”
7. “Head Games”
8. “Jukebox Hero”
10. “I Want to Know What Love Is”
Disc 3 – DVD
1. “Double Vision”
2. “Head Games”
3. “That Was Yesterday”
4. “Say You Will”
6. “Feels Like the First Time”
8. “Juke Box Hero”
9. “I Want To Know What Love Is”
10. “Hot Blooded”
Kelly Hansen – Lead Vocals
Mick Jones – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals, Piano
Thom Gimbel – Guitars, Saxophone, Backing Vocals
Michael Bluestein- Keyboards
Jeff Pilson – Bass
Brian Tichy – Drums
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