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Pink Cream 69
Released: 2000, Massacre Records
I first heard of these guys a couple years back when I read that current Helloween vocalist Andi Deris used to sing with them. But it wasn’t until a few months ago that I finally got to hear them when I downloaded an MP3 of "Seas of Madness" (from Sonic Dynamite). I thought it was a pretty good song, but not knowing what the rest of the CD might be like, I held off on buying it. Shortly afterwards, I arranged a CD trade with a fellow Metal-Rules!! staff member who had their previous disc, Electrified. "Seas of Madness" had piqued my interest enough that I decided to trade for it. Even though it turned to be rather commercial sounding, I still liked it enough to finally place an order for Sonic Dynamite.
Well, Sonic Dynamite is more of the same style as was found on Electrified, so I wasn’t disappointed. (It didn’t hurt that there was a naked chick on the cover either, hehe...) All I could think while listening to this CD was "If the Top 40 consisted of stuff like this, I wouldn’t get so pissed off at the mention of Pop music". I mean, Pink Cream 69 are a band with definite talent in both their songwriting and playing abilities, their songs are catchy, and they have "chick appeal" (That means that none of them look like Walter Matthau.). But I guess because their music isn’t driven by a drum machine and their lyrics don’t mainly consist of "ooh yeah", "baby, baby", and blatant sexual innuendoes that it must be too complex for the ignorant masses. But we all know how utterly stupid they are, don’t we? They could never appreciate quality tunes like "Followed By the Moon", "Speed of Light", "Lost In Illusions", or the already mentioned "Seas of Madness".
But unless you’re like me and discovered Heavy Metal via melodic hard rock and Glam (aka "Cock Rock"), then you may not find Pink Cream 69 to be of much interest. But if you happen to appreciate well crafted Hard Rock/Metal with a touch of Pop flavor, then these guys just might be worth checking out.
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