Trouble - Trouble

Sunday 1st July 1990
Trouble - Trouble

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Def Jam

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

First the background. This hard rock fivesome from Chicago play bluesy rock with lyrics "spiritual" enough to ensure their first three albums on Metal Blade gained airplay on American CCM and white metal programming.  But now Trouble are making just that and giving interviews which sound like either they (a) weren't really Christians at all or (b) have succumbed to on-the-road temptations and have backslid­den. All pretty sad really. What about this album? Ironically it's musically better than their predecessors with some torrid axe licks from Bruce Franklin with almost Hendrixian bite while Eric Wagner s gritty vocals rasp life into pretty strong hooks. Lyrics though are pure enigma "A Sinner's Fame" for instance makes no kind of sense. Confusing.

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