Nina - No Shadow Of Turning

Saturday 1st February 1992
Nina - No Shadow Of Turning
Nina - No Shadow Of Turning

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: REX Music 7901421274

Reviewed by James Lewis

Apparently, Nina is the vocalist/bass player with thrash band The Lead. I've never listened to them but this album is definitely NOT thrash - instead it goes for a sixties feel, sort of a retro-indie/garage psychodelia sound, rather like a less commercial Bangles or even The Pretenders, and displays more melodic sense and vocal ability than any thrash artist has a right to. Instruments are restricted to mainly guitar (electric and acoustic), bass and, unfortunately, a drum machine - personally I think the human touch might have helped. Tracks worth a listen include "Calm Before The Storm", "You Better Run Away" and, an obvious but well executed cover of The Byrds' "Turn, Turn, Turn". Also worth a mention purely for its contrast to the rest of the album is "Like The Way It Fits", a streetwise Latin dance number worthy of Lisa Lisa. A brave departure from previous work with hopefully more to follow.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Conejo @ 20:59 on Mar 22 2015

Thanks for the review. At the time her album was released there were few Christian songwriters that trended with contemporary styles. What a joy it was to discover her. I'm listening to it now and thanking God for someone like her and the Lead and others who were pariahs to the Christian music industry for their musical style and outsiders to their worldly musical peers because of their beliefs. But they pioneered for and inspired a new generation of Christian artists.

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