Memphis Rockers Roxy Blue released a fun CD of rocking tunes in 1992. This disc was released right around the time that Grunge starting breaking into the music scene, and this band never gained the popularity or recognition they deserved.
Roxy Blue is Todd Poole on vocals and guitar, Sid “Boogie” Fletcher on guitar and background vocals, Josh Weil on bass and background vocals, and Scotty T on drums, percussion and background vocals.
This is one of the better hair metal CD’s from the early 90’s, that sadly, few people knew about. This is one of those rare CD’s that I like all of the songs on thes disc.
Todd Poole reminds me a lot of Tuff’s Stevie Rachelle. Sid “Boogie” Fletcher has a polished guitar sound. His talent along should have put this band on the map.
The song, Times are Changin’ is one of the better power ballads of the early 90’s.
Roxy Blue did a better job of their cover of the Who song, Squeeze Box, than Poison did, in my opinion.
Guitarist, Sid “Boogie” Fletcher sounds exactly like CC Deville on the track, Sister Sister.
The songs It’s So Easy and Talk of the Town sound like they could have been on the Skid Row CD, Slave to the Grind. Both songs have a heavier approach with a dash of sleaze for good measure.
Rob the Cradle is one of my favorite tracks off of this disc. I recall seeing the video for this song years ago, which is what interested me in picking this disc up.
This CD is out of print, but you can often find this one on Ebay for around $10.00. At that price, this is a disc worth checking out. You can hear a few of the songs at the band’s unofficial myspace page here.
Go get it, you are going to love it!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Too Hot to Handle
2. Sister Sister
3. Times Are Changin’
4. It’s So Easy
5. Rob the Cradle
6. Squeeze Box
7. Talk of the Town
8. Rock-A-Bye Baby
9. Luv on Me
10. Nobody Knows
11. Love’s Got a Hold on Me
12. Main Attraction