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Strictly speaking, 1985 is their first album, not a later one.

Yeah it was released later, but was actually recorded prior to the debut (hence the name 1985).

Wow, really? Is that seriously a complete album recorded in 1985? I always thought the name just indicated that although it was 1994 the album still sounded like it was from 1985. I think I always assumed a couple of those albums there in the mid-90's were out-takes from their early years... I didn't know there were full albums of unreleased stuff prior to their 1989 debut.

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When they started I thought they were going to be pure Melodic Rock as tracks like "No More Living On Lies" were almost AOR, but they've turned into a generic sleazy rock band. Sure they still write some decent songs ("Rocket through my Heart", "Still I'm Burning" have decent hooks) but the production quality and overall standard of their releases has dropped off a cliff IMO. Songs like "C'Mon Everybody" are just embarrassing shite, and Frontiers have clearly given up on them too as they spend all of about 30p on the digipack it came in. Their 15 mins has been and gone...

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even if 'Strength' is really extremely patchy, in all honesty.

Surely you jest?

That album is their only perfect album from start to finish (with Animals a close second).

Really? I thought the debut and even 'Animals' were both very consistent. But 'Strength' was always patchy to me. In it's defence it has 3 of the best songs they ever recorded - 'In crowd', 'The world is a gutter' and 'Baby loves you,' but I didn't overly dig much of the rest. In all honesty, it's been that many years since I spun that full CD I would love to do it now and see how I feel about it. I will do it!

 

'Strength' is easily my favourite of their albums, I found the debut really inconsistent and only liked 2 or 3 songs off it. Loving your song choices though; my 3 favourite Enuff Z'nuff songs are 'The World Is A Gutter', 'Baby Loves You' and 'Blue Island'. I also think the title track is pretty awesome. Those 4 and 'In Crowd' are all better than anything off the debut for me. And I just couldn't get into 'Animals...'.

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WIG WAM

 

When they started I thought they were going to be pure Melodic Rock as tracks like "No More Living On Lies" were almost AOR, but they've turned into a generic sleazy rock band. Sure they still write some decent songs ("Rocket through my Heart", "Still I'm Burning" have decent hooks) but the production quality and overall standard of their releases has dropped off a cliff IMO. Songs like "C'Mon Everybody" are just embarrassing shite, and Frontiers have clearly given up on them too as they spend all of about 30p on the digipack it came in. Their 15 mins has been and gone...

 

I actually though that Wig Wamania was stronger than the debut overall, but the newie was a big disappointment.....didnt make my top 30 :-(

 

Perhaps this was their difficult 3rd album rather than the usual 'difficuly 2nd album' ??

 

Maybe their 4th will be melodic brilliance..............

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WIG WAM

 

When they started I thought they were going to be pure Melodic Rock as tracks like "No More Living On Lies" were almost AOR, but they've turned into a generic sleazy rock band. Sure they still write some decent songs ("Rocket through my Heart", "Still I'm Burning" have decent hooks) but the production quality and overall standard of their releases has dropped off a cliff IMO. Songs like "C'Mon Everybody" are just embarrassing shite, and Frontiers have clearly given up on them too as they spend all of about 30p on the digipack it came in. Their 15 mins has been and gone...

 

I actually though that Wig Wamania was stronger than the debut overall, but the newie was a big disappointment.....didnt make my top 30 :-(

 

Perhaps this was their difficult 3rd album rather than the usual 'difficuly 2nd album' ??

 

Maybe their 4th will be melodic brilliance..............

 

Wig Wamania was my intro to the band and blew the debut away IMO and yes the new wasn't as good but after many spins it has gotten better and any other year I think it would of received more love but 2010 had some gems so it has gotten overlooked.

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Ratt - too consistent and too iconic for 80's hard rock to dislike... surely. ;) To be honest, I don't really understand how an 80's hard rock fan could not not "get" them. :)

 

You hit the nail on the head with that statement! I think they had all the right ingredients for a great band...a great look, good musicians & very catchy songs. Hell some of their best songs weren't even released as singles ("What You Give Is What You Get" comes to mind)

 

Def Leppard - yeah, kinda agree with Wes. Even if you don't love everything, surely there's got to be something somewhere in that discography for everyone?

 

backed! The first 3 albums are damn near perfect IMO...Also like some of Hysteria but after that I could care less...

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even if 'Strength' is really extremely patchy, in all honesty.

Surely you jest?

That album is their only perfect album from start to finish (with Animals a close second).

Really? I thought the debut and even 'Animals' were both very consistent. But 'Strength' was always patchy to me. In it's defence it has 3 of the best songs they ever recorded - 'In crowd', 'The world is a gutter' and 'Baby loves you,' but I didn't overly dig much of the rest. In all honesty, it's been that many years since I spun that full CD I would love to do it now and see how I feel about it. I will do it!

 

'Strength' is easily my favourite of their albums, I found the debut really inconsistent and only liked 2 or 3 songs off it. Loving your song choices though; my 3 favourite Enuff Z'nuff songs are 'The World Is A Gutter', 'Baby Loves You' and 'Blue Island'. I also think the title track is pretty awesome. Those 4 and 'In Crowd' are all better than anything off the debut for me. And I just couldn't get into 'Animals...'.

 

I love all three of those but agree with you and Captain that 'Strength' is their best. Not a bad song on there IMO with soooo many great songs.

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WIG WAM

 

When they started I thought they were going to be pure Melodic Rock as tracks like "No More Living On Lies" were almost AOR, but they've turned into a generic sleazy rock band. Sure they still write some decent songs ("Rocket through my Heart", "Still I'm Burning" have decent hooks) but the production quality and overall standard of their releases has dropped off a cliff IMO. Songs like "C'Mon Everybody" are just embarrassing shite, and Frontiers have clearly given up on them too as they spend all of about 30p on the digipack it came in. Their 15 mins has been and gone...

 

I actually though that Wig Wamania was stronger than the debut overall, but the newie was a big disappointment.....didnt make my top 30 :-(

 

Perhaps this was their difficult 3rd album rather than the usual 'difficuly 2nd album' ??

 

Maybe their 4th will be melodic brilliance..............

 

Wig Wamania was my intro to the band and blew the debut away IMO and yes the new wasn't as good but after many spins it has gotten better and any other year I think it would of received more love but 2010 had some gems so it has gotten overlooked.

Yeah, I have a feeling that if Tim clarifies his words he will also realise that 'Wig Wamania' is by far their best CD and totally destroys the excellent but slightly patchy debut.

 

As for the new one, as we can all acknowledge it had about 4 great songs on it but overall it was a gigantic disappointment and like Glen it didn't even make my top 30 either. I would not be surprised at all to see them hit another homerun with album number 4, though. And I sure hope they do.

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