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Released: 2003, Pony Canyon
Finally! The band after almost ten years have delivered the album that should have followed HOLD YOUR FIRE. After a weak grunge influenced album, an acoustic CD, a live CD and a pair of adequate, but lacking studio efforts Firehouse have really returned to fine form.
The core of the band is intact but new bassist Dario Seixas (the band’s third and since replaced) seems to have injected a bit more life back into the band. The songs seem to have recaptured some of the fun that seemed lacking on previous efforts there is a spontaneous feel, with big anthemic, sing-along choruses like’ Door to Door’ and catchy as hell hooks on tunes like ‘Crash’ and title track ‘Prime Time’. Leverty is playing with more (ahem) fire than before and CJ’s voice is still top-notch.
The band never really went away and has hovered as one of the few survivors of the early 90’s scene along with Danger Danger and Slaughter and I am personally delighted.
They may not be on a major anymore, the production might be not as pro-as it once was when they had a multi-figure recording budget but former fans will not be disappointed.
Catchy and fun and not without a sense of their place in the melodic rock world, the band seem to have accepted their strengths, played to them and delivered a CD that is ready for Prime time on any classic rock radio station.
1. Prime Time
3. Door to Door
4. Perfect Lie
5. Holding On
6. Body Language
7. I’m The One
8. Take Me Away
9. Home Tonight
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