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Everything is held together by a strong, powerful sense of hatred and a seriously bad attitude.

The story behind this debut centres around the fact that creator and lead vocalist Russell Workman laid down the tracks in 2001 and was then sent off to jail as a victim of the strict American drug laws. As a result, the album was abandoned and only got finished off and tarted up once he got out hence this release now. Was it worth the wait? Well...sort of.

The wonderfully stylish and gothic cover hints that 'Mary Jane' might be a bit of a Horror Rock album and that certainly is the case musically. If you like the Misfits, Wednesday Thirteen/Murderdolls and all that grisly stuff this should be right up your street as Workman spits out lyrics like "Where the fuck were you Mother?...Burning in Hell" with admirable determination. Punk Pock sensibilities are squeezed in with Glam riffs and Alice Cooper's cast off lyrics and to be honest it all comes together surprisingly well.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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You get a feeling that twelve years ago Workman would have been well ahead of the snarling pack with this collection and it's a shame he never had the chance to be the one that others sounded like, if you see what I mean.

'Mary Jane' is not a subtle album but it is one that pulls no punches. It can get a bit samey at times but everything is held together by a strong, powerful sense of hatred and a seriously bad attitude.

Alan Holloway

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