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This new release is going to blow your proverbial socks off.

Let me be brutally honest, I thought that the last Crazy Lixx album, 'Riot Avenue', was a big pile of sheep droppings (sorry if you liked it). Personally I didn't like the songs, I didn't like the production and dropping f-bombs almost every other word got boring fast.

Thankfully someone in the band must have been psychic because they appear to have listened to my negative thoughts and in turn recorded an album that is streets ahead of '...Avenue' in every single way. The production is richer and more vibrant, the musicianship tighter and each and every song Rocks big time.

Check out the KISS-influenced 'Sound Of The Loud Minority', 'Hell Raising Woman' or 'Girls Of The 80's' for starters and you'll find a band who have really sat down together and decided to write and record an album full of fun, catchy as measles songs that will obliterate the memory of the last album in one fell swoop.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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That they can then continue to Rock your world with further Melodic gems, such as 'I Missed The Mark', the Punky, attitude filled 'All Looks, No Hooks' and the hook-laden 'Heroes Are Forever' says a lot for a band, who I thought had dropped a clanger with their last album.

Also finishing the whole thing with the amazing fast paced 'Wrecking Ball Crew' is a stroke of genius because too many times these days bands round things off with a ballad; this never sits right with me because I always think a Rocker to end an album always leaves you wanting more. So CL hit you straight between the eyes with a song that has everything a Hard Rock fan could ever want – which is guitars, Guitars, GUITARS and a hook that would frighten a Killer Whale into submission.

Crazy Lixx have banished any bad memories I had of them with this new album and I'm so glad that they have. This new release is going to blow your proverbial socks off – bad year for music...as Jim Royal would say "my arse."

Ian Johnson

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  • 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.
  • Berny : @bpomper: Can you pls. contact the Rocktopia team here: «email»
  • bpomper : i found the problem..old email i can not access.i have tried to change it by editing my info but it wont allow. any suggestions
  • Berny : @bpomper: A reply was sent yesterday, We recommend checking your spam/junk mail to see if our message was filtered there. The magazine was already sent to your shipping address. Please let me know if you do not receive it within the next couple of days. Thanks for your patience!
  • bpomper : Thanks didnt of that. I still have not heard about fireworks 88 was it sent out. Thankyou
  • Rocktopia Te : @bpomper: For security reasons, we removed your previous message. Please do not post your private e - mail address. Many thanks for your understanding.
  • bpomper : Thanks for the reply. I see download but can you confirm that hardcopy was or is sent ou .thanks.the email i used is inder the contact me info of the website
  • Berny : @bpomper: Apologies for your troubles. Where did you send the email to? We haven't received anything. I will send you a longer reply via mail. Also, you can download the free CD from the "Fireworks" menu on top, but the CD links are only shown if you are logged in.
  • bpomper : 3rd email inquiring about my purchase of fireworks #88. i purchased on the 2oth of sept and today is the 24 with no response...paypal has taken the payment. should i have a down load of the cd for mu usa magazine. Looking forward to an answer
  • bpomper : hello i purchased fireworks #88 through paypal on9/23 and have not recieved an email from rocktopia. purchase is for a hard copy of the mag. should i have cd download instructions.when should i expect it
  • Berny : @Johns Band: I've just sent you an e - mail. Best regards, B.

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