I have been wondering for years why the Sgt. Roxx EP Push N Squeeze was capturing such high dollars on Ebay over the years. This highly sought after CD, has pulled down hundreds of dollars for a single copy. Thanks to Eonian Records, I will wonder no more. Weapon of Miss Distraction has all off the songs from the hard to find EP and thirteen more (gasp!). With over 70 minutes of music on one CD, this is a great value for a hair metal fan.
The six songs from the EP are all solid tunes. They remind me a lot of another Eonian band High Noon that I am pretty fond of. The power ballad “Don’t Cry” is quite good as well. If this would have been released back in the late 80’s, the band could have had a hit with this. I got a pretty good laugh out of the tune “Alright”. This is pure hair metal cheese, but a fun song at that. “Ransom” is another kick ass rocker that I will get plenty of replay out of. I also got a kick out of “(Don’t Do) What Your Mama Sayz”.
Overall, if you are expecting to hear something new, you won’t find on Weapon of Miss Distraction. By no means are the songs on this CD worth the big money that Ebay has attracted over the years. If you are looking for some above average hair metal, then you definitely need to get this.
For more information on Sgt. Roxx, check them out on myspace.
Rating: Out of 10
1. All You Need
2. Why’d You Lie
3. Movin’ On
4. Push & Squeeze
5. Million Dollar Girls
6. Wrap Yourself
7. Don’t Cry
8. Rockin Horse
11. Without You
12. Thinkin’ Of You
14. (Don’t Do) What Your Mama Sayz
15. 4th time out
16. I Don’t Know
17. Psycho In The House (Live)
18. My Lady (Live)
19. Bread & Water
Sgt. Roxx is:
Jack Adams – lead/backing vocals
Bob Briles – lead/rhythm guitars and backing vocals
Bob O’Conner – lead/rhythm guitars and backing vocals (1-5, 11-16)
Scott ‘Grover’ Weatherspoon – lead/rhythm guitars and backing vocals (6-10, 17-19)
Darrin Laszlo – bass and backing vocals
Kevin Cora – drums and backing vocals (6-10, 17-19)
Scott Wilson – drums (1-5)
Gabriel ‘Gabie’ Anthony – drums (11-16)