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Ian Parry's Rock Emporium - 'Society Of Friends' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/c4/0e/3f/ian-parrys-rock-emporium-society-of-friends-7-1477080229.jpg Hot

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It's said you can't teach an old dog new tricks, by when the old tricks are this good, who cares?

He fixes them all with a gaze and, slowly, so they can hear every syllable, intones "I shit bigger than you". This is, of course, Curly in 'City Slickers', played by the gorgeously grizzled Jack Palance; the feeling being that he has much more life experience than those pallid youths in front of him. And surely there's no replacement for actually having done it, even though seasoned colleagues may be passed over for a more youthful offer.

Ian Parry [not the Fireworks writer of the same name – Ed], Liverpool born but set for the annals of Hard Rock, is not elderly you understand, but nonetheless has twenty-five years in the business with Elegy, his own Consortium Project and a plethora of work with Rock 'n' Roll luminaries. And now he has joined up with some whippersnappers to produce an album with love to the Hard Rock of the seventies and eighties... and it's mostly brilliant.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

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Who could quibble with Parry's soaring voice and the warm but vaguely itchy opener 'Stone Cold Fever' or the Journey delight of 'Society Of Friends'? In between, you'll have souped-up Blues with Hammond infusion and a choral corker in the stunning 'Ministry Of Rock', the rising Deep Purple ballad 'Skin Deep' and synth riding, Hard Rock pushing 'Crazy Fools & Madmen'. Okay, it's not all great and it has rather a soggy middle, but this is gloriously un-ironic seventies and eighties Rock that we all will enjoy, rather like Joe Lynn Turner's fabulous Rated-X... and that was a killer.

It's said you can't teach an old dog new tricks, by when the old tricks are this good, who cares?

Steve Swift

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