Glen Burtnik – Welcome To Hollywood

Reviewed: July 2004
Released: 2004, Atenzia
Rating: 3.0/5
Reviewer: Celtic Bob

Glen Burtnik may be better known as the guy who replaced Tommy Shaw in Styx back in the early 90’s. Although this is not his first solo disc it is my first encounter with his solo work. Being familiar with his work with Styx I was somewhat curious on to what direction this disc would take.
If you are looking for Styx-like music then look elsewhere. This disc does have a few elements of early 90’s Styx but not the classic Styx we all know. This cd is all over the place with a few hard rockin’ numbers like “Super Boy” which is a fairly decent rock track. Then you get something like “When The Shit Hits The Fan” which could possibly be a Kid Rock throwaway. He should have shortened the title of it and left it as “Shit” because this rap influenced track is pure toilet material. You also get modern alternative rock track in the way of “Kiss Your Ass Goodbye” which is listenable and nothing more.
There are however a couple of moments on the disc where he does do a good job. The best track on the cd is the upbeat song “Roses”. It has some hard hitting drums and excellent guitar work. If the whole album was along this vein then it would be an amazing release instead of what we ended up with.
A disc for Burtnik fans only.


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Track Listing:
Super Boy
The 101
Welcome To Hollywood
Kiss Your Ass Goodbye
Heart In A 3
When The Shit Hits The Fan
Spiritual War
Flash Before Your Eyes
All That\’s Yet To Come
The Muse
The Muse (Slight Return)