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A worthwhile acquisition for the eighties fan.

This is the fifth album from this Classic Rock band from Switzerland and it's a nicely rounded, enjoyable offering with a mission – "to bring Rock music back where it belongs". It's got all the "up for it" attitude of AC/DC and raspy Rock 'n' Roll vocals that Bon Scott would approve of, combined with melodies and guitar redolent of bands like Dokken as combined on opener 'Play It Loud'.

It's unashamedly nostalgic for the high point of popular Hair Metal and 'Rock 'N' Rumble' is effectively a tribute to the scene at that time. 'Diamond Dave' (Lee Roth) gets a mention and indeed the cyclical melodies of that song are vaguely reminiscent of Eddie Van Halen's style of playing.

'No One Can Take You Away From Me' is a fine AOR love song, boldly pre-nineties in attitude and it has all the innocence and purity of songs of that period; uplifting and heartfelt with more hooks than Velcro. Back from the time when music was feel good and relationships were not considered disposable. Halcyon days indeed.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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However, to stop things getting a little too nice Rockers like 'Fight' and 'Gimme A Yeah' are designed to be good live song follow-ups... as is the song 'Womanizer', just in case you thought masculinity had been tamed. The slightly cringingly, obvious caveman nature of the lyric aside (sometimes we guess there's a trade-off, this is music coming from a pre-PC era after all) there is something to be said for their straightforward honesty.

Mercifully perhaps, we get back to another epic styled ballad 'Turn The Pages', the slightly Teutonic sounding 'Wild One' with a touch of slightly harder eighties Metal (a la Scorpions meets a bit of Iron Maiden or Judas Priest) and closers 'Reason To Stay', another decent Rocker, and 'Karma' which is heavier and more Modern/Nu Metal sounding.

This album got more and more enjoyable as it became familiar so do give it a few spins; it will repay the attention. Not a perfect offering, but definite high points make this a worthwhile acquisition for the eighties fan.

Dawn Osborne

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  • 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.
  • Johns Band : I have ordered FM Live video and £1.99 taken from my PayPal account. How do I download video. Something gone wrong at processing with Fireworks. The links to report it do not work.
  • Berny : @kevinw01: Have you received the mail containing the donwload instructions? It seems as if you are downloading the bonus CDs from the "Fireworks" menu, those are meant for our readers in the USA and Canada whose copies do not come with the CD. I will send you a mail now. Thanks, B.
  • kevinw01 : I have ordered several issues of Fireworks but when I press the download button I only get a copy of the MP3 but not the PDF files. I have an iPad. Am I doing something wrong? Kevin
  • Berny : @ARONITY: Thanks for your order. As stated in the item's description, it can take up to three hours for your purchase to be processed. You should have received a mail containing the download instructions by now. Thanks for your patience!
  • ARONTY : Hi, Just ordered #88 pdf, Paypal show the payment, but no d/l link, please help..
  • Berny : @John: Pls. check your mail, this should have been sorted by now. Apologies for the delay!
  • johnmason : Hi. I paid for #88 and it doesn't show up in the licenses/Downloads and I never received any email telling me how to download it.
  • Rocktopia Te : Fireworks Magazine #88 is out now!
  • SeaDog57 : Thanks Berny got it

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