STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 14686-CAS1382 LABEL: REX Music 7901421274 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
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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