Fireworks

CD Reviews

Johnny Lima - 'My Revolution' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/ea/31/a8/johny-84-1401505358.jpg Hot

Added by Franco     May 31, 2014    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
5573   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Title

Label

Take a moment to appreciate the genius that is Johnny Lima, and long may he continue releasing such wonderful material.

After Johnny Lima released the excellent 'Livin' Out Loud' in 2009, there were murmurings that would be his last album. Thankfully, those fears were unfounded and 2014 sees Lima release his most accomplished work to date with 'My Revolution'.

Recorded without the backing of a label, and hard copies only made thanks to a highly successful Indiegogo pledge campaign, this fifteen track opus sees Lima in the form of his life. Quite how he can make as great a sounding album as this on such a limited budget is quite unbelievable, and '... Revolution' puts many a signed release to shame.

Opening up with the title track, the building intro is quite cinematic before the vocals burst in and give us one if the most intense, rocking tracks Lima has ever written. This is immediately followed up with the massively contagious and Hard Rocking 'Happily Ever After You' (Lima has such a wicked humour with words!), a very close cousin to 'My Country Tis of Thee' from 1999's 'Shine On'.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


I guess the most contentious track will be the sleazy, made for strip-joints 'Fill You Up', Lima's touching ode to fellatio. This really is possibly the most modern sounding song he has ever recorded, the distorted electronica keyboard intro riff marrying a massive guitar hook before the words come crawling out the speakers, salacious and licentious, leaving you feeling in need of a hot shower to cleanse yourself – but what a ride!
Lima doesn't really enjoy the comparisons to Bon Jovi, but when you are presented with such awesome JBJ flavoured songs as 'Blame It On Love', 'Couldn't Be The One' and the sumptuous ballads 'I Can't Love You Anymore' and 'Maybe You're Right, Maybe It's Wrong', then it's really a moot point. And when the Jovi guys lost the plot (and hooks) years ago, this will do very nicely indeed.

Early Def Leppard gets a nod via 'Dirty Girls', with its achingly familiar riff, and 'Show Them Who You Are', possibly the most disposable song on an album full of highlights. But elsewhere it's pure 100% Johnny Lima, with attitude, melody and hooks displayed in unbelievable abundance!

The proposed eleven track sell through edition would arguably have been a more concise and consistently brilliant release, but this fifteen track limited edition has nary a bad, or even average, song on it, and as such represents astounding value for money, so get it while you can. In the meantime, just take a moment to appreciate the genius that is Johnny Lima, and long may he continue releasing such wonderful material.

Bruce Mee

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  April 2020  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
    1  2  3  4  5
  6  7  8  9101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 1 day, 14 hours ago
  • KI2000 : Thanks Fireworks Magazine and Rocktopia!
  • Hysteria : WOW! Thanks to the Fireworks Team for this AMAZING offer. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!! \m/ \m/
  • Rocktopia Te : Check out the Fireworks Magazine Corona quarantine give - away!
  • Johns Band : Royal Hunt new concept album in the works to be released in 2020.
  • Berny : @WardyS1: I will contact you by e - mail.
  • WardyS1 : Hi. Also purchased 90 couple days back but not in my orders have receipt. Cannot find an email to contact instead link sorry
  • Rocktopia Te : @tomandpam: Hope this is now sorted and you were able to download the magazine
  • tomandpam : I ordered a download of #90 and it's not in my orders and I have the PayPal receipt. Can you help with this? Thanks
  • Berny : @zom414: Apologies for my late reply. Could you please contact me directly at «email» ? Many thanks in advance!
  • zom414 : Trying to change my password but the security question won't accept my answer, can you help?
  • SeaDog57 : just an observation. I just got Issue 89 at the Bookstore and when i looked at the spine of the magazine it says "Fireworks Issue 85 Winter Jan - Mar 2019" Was this a misprint? The rest of the Magazine is Issue 89. Was just wondering did anyone else notice this?
  • Berny : Apologies! Magazine can now be accessed from your download section. Best wishes, B.
  • Berny : @Martykelly: We're sorry
  • Martykelly : Just purchased issue 89 hoping its going to be in my download soon.
  • Johns Band : Will "Watch & Listen" music videos make a comeback. Just order H.E.A.T. "Live In London" CD.
  • Berny : @the trapps: Apologies for the delay in processing your order. The magazine is now available in your downloads section.
  • the trapps : waiting for the issue 89 which we purchased to be in our downloads section ???
  • Berny : @tomandpam: Many thanks for your purchase. The download instructions were sent yesterday, please contact me at «email» should you haven't received the email.
  • tomandpam : I paid for a download on issue 89 and didn't receive the download. Please let me know when I can get it. Thanks
  • Berny : @zom414: Fireworks Magazine #89 will be available at selected UK based newsagents on December 16th. The digital version can already be purchased in our Download Store.
  • zom414 : When's the next mag due for release?
  • Berny : @el nowy: Apologies for the delay in processing your order. Pls. check your mail!
  • el nowy : Hi, how long does it take for my download license to be available? I purchased it 3 days ago. Thanks!
  • Rocktopia Te : @l.thijs: Apologies for the delay, your digital copy can now be downloaded from your "My Downloads" section.
  • l.thijs : Hi Fireworks Magazine. I made a purchase on 10 nov and I paid by Paypall. I bought the #85 fireworks mag download for GBP3,50. But I didn,t receive anything. Please can you find out what's going on?
  • kazooba : I have digital versions of every issue from 27 thru 88, any way I can get issues 1 - 26 with cd's digitally?
  • Berny : @SeaDog57: The links are in the Fireworks menu. Have you tried scrolling down? Maybe your screen size is too small...
  • SeaDog57 : Berny; there are only links up to Fireworks 86. Which is kinda strange because i already downloaded CD 87 but i'm looking for the link to CD 88...Chris
  • Rocktopia Te : @Johns Band: Can you please contact us here: «email»
  • Johns Band : Fireworks Magazine 88 did not arrive by post. paid by PayPal. Any Suggestion.

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site