Lead Singer Scotty P. may not have the voice for everyone. His voice is so cigarette and alcohol stained that he could nearly be a Death Metal growler, yet somehow his voice works here.
The Music on Livin’ In the Red is loud and furious. Don’t look for any power ballads by these guys. This is hard as nails, in your face rock and roll.
My biggest problem with Livin’ In the Red, is there are no real stand out tracks. If you hear one song, you pretty much get the same feel and heaviness from the rest of them. I can see that this band has loads of potential, but Livin’ In the Red is not the career defining album for these guys.
If you are a fan of Sleaze, you ought to give them a look on their myspace page to see what you think of them. Livin’ In the Red might be your cup of tea, but it did not do it for me. I found that it was needing two or three great tracks to push it along, and I never could find them.
Rating: Out of 10
1. We Want It All
2. Fueled By A 5th
3. Love Me Like A Suicide
4. Livin’ In The Red
5. Rock ‘n’ Roll Homicide
6. That’s How We Roll
7. Speed Kills
8. Devils Ride
9. Back To Piss You Off
One of the best stories in Major League Baseball right now, is the story of Reds center fielder Josh Hamilton. This 6-4 player with tribal and flaming tattoos up his arms looks more like an 80’s Hard Rock Musician than your typical baseball player.
Hamilton was the number one draft pick by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays back in 1999, and was seemingly set for super stardom.
Sadly, after a nasty car accident that injured his back and took him out of the game he loved, he got mixed up with drugs, and due to a fierce addiction was suspended from Major League Baseball in 2002. After a few years of relapses and rehab, he has beaten his addiction, and was reinstated to baseball in 2006. By this time the Tampa Bay Devil Rays gave up on him, and let him go through the Rule 5 draft. The Chicago Cubs picked him, and decided he wasn’t worth the risk and traded him to the Cincinnati Reds for $100,000.
Fast forward to May 2007, 26 Year old Josh Hamilton was named top NL rookie for the month of April. He finds himself amongst the statistical leaders with the Reds, with 8 Home Runs, 17 RBI’s and .306 Batting Average.
During the game my family attended this afternoon, Hamilton hit 2 home runs, and made a catch in the outfield that will surely make the ESPN highlight reels this week.
Most clubs gave up on this kid, but he never let go of his Dreams. I don’t usually talk sports at the Hard Rock Hideout, but I thought this was a story worth mentioning. It brought the Van Halen song Dreams to mind. So in respect to Josh Hamilton, here is a copy of the video for Dreams.