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A great, old-school Rock 'n' Roll album built around catchy riffs, memorable choruses and a huge feel-good vibe.

Like the proverbial bus, you hear nothing from members of the legendary Angel for the whole of this millennium, then hot on the heels of singer Frank Dimino's debut album comes Punky Meadows' debut release, 'Fallen Angel'. The good news is that not only has Meadows been totally unaffected by musical trends since Angel called it a day, he's also put together a kick-ass band that includes several guys who should be very familiar to Melodic Rock aficionados, including former Angel/707 bassist Felix Robinson. It seems like only yesterday that Meadows had posted pics on social media of him in the studio, but the album has hit the streets already and features almost enough material for two albums.

How does it stand up, you ask? After all, it's thirty-seven years since Meadows last played on a full studio album (Angel's 'Sinful!'), and seventeen since his sparse guest spots on the Led Zeppelin-esque 'In The Beginning' by the Dimino/Brandt version of the band. Refreshingly he's made a great, old-school Rock 'n' Roll album built around catchy riffs, memorable choruses and a huge feel-good vibe.

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You can't help but smile when the album starts with the legendary Angel introduction 'Descent', complete with a wall of synths from Shotgun Symphony/Skin Tag/Radio Exile man Charlie Calv. The singer on fifteen of the seventeen tracks is ex-Talon/Outloud vocalist Chandler Mogel, who lends his considerable range to catchy Rockers like the harmony-filled 'The Price You Pay', the killer commercial Hard Rocker 'Lost And Lonely' and the upbeat 'Home Wrecker'. At the lower end of Mogel's range there's 'Searchin'' and 'Summertime Love', the former with its typically brilliant Punky Meadows' riff and the latter pitched more at Countrified Pop/Rock; then there's the truly memorable 'Shake, Shake' and Monster Magnet drummer Bob Pantella's heavy Queen/Joan Jett beat on the pounding 'Shadow Man'. For a bit of variety, rhythm guitarist Danny Farrow adds his deeper voice to the acoustic-based ballad 'Leavin' Tonight' and the bonus track 'They Don't Like My Ways'.

The irresistible riffs of 'Straight Shooter', 'Loaded Gun' and many others are immediately recognisable, but when you add in unique solos that are hummable tunes themselves, it's obvious this is a classy, original player and not a mindless shredder. A sharp production and a nice, organic feel help to take you back to a simpler time when talent had nothing to hide behind. Welcome back!

Phil Ashcroft

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