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From blabbermouth.net:

 

On March 25, Canadian rock artist Lee Aaron returns with her hotly anticipated new rock album, "Fire And Gasoline".

Ever timeless, seemingly ageless, and artistically fearless, Aaron has sustained a three-decade strong career based on the powerful songwriting and vocal delivery that are at the heart of "Fire And Gasoline" (Big Sister Records/ILS/Caroline). The CD features songs like the title track, "Fire And Gasoline", "Wanna Be", "Heart Fix" and "Bitter Sweet", which evoke the influences of LED ZEPPELIN, HEART, DAVID BOWIE, THE RUNAWAYS and FLEETWOOD MAC while weaving in and out of Aaron's unique artistic vision. It is a vision that has led her to sales of close to a million copies in Canada alone, multiple awards and nominations, and a fervent following around the world. Videos for songs like "Metal Queen", "Whatcha Do To My Body", "Hands On" and "Some Girls Do" were staples of MuchMusic in Canada, and continue to rack up massive views on YouTube, bringing Lee Aaron classics to a new generation.

"Fire And Gasoline" was recorded at Vancouver's The Farm studio (better known to rock aficionados by its former name, Little Mountain Sound) with acclaimed west coast engineers Ben Kaplan (MOTHER MOTHER, HEDLEY) and vocal engineer/keyboard guru John Webster (BON JOVI, AEROSMITH, THE CULT). Their gold- and platinum-certified ears give "Fire And Gasoline" a contemporary sonic sheen while also honoring the energy of the "off the floor" approach of real musicians interacting in real time.

"Tom Boy", the first video and single, was penned for Aaron's daughter and was inspired by the fearless, unself-conscious energy of pre-teen girls. The video features Aaron's daughter (on guitar) along with her school friends as Aaron's backing band.

"It was incredibly cool watching the girls pick up the song as well as the instruments in an afternoon and give the performance they did," Aaron says. "Off camera, we were all eating pizza and clowning around and that joy translated onto the screen. It really captures the essence of the tune." Lee, a fan of vintage film and video, wanted the girls to have that "Jailhouse Rock" look.

This summer, Aaron will perform to crowds of thousands at major music festivals across Canada, and is looking towards select live dates in Europe as well.

 

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Tracks:

 

01. Tom Boy
02. Fire And Gasoline
03. Wanna Be
04. Bitter Sweet
05. Popular
06. 50 Miles
07. Bad Boyfriend
08. Heart Fix
09. Nothing Says Everything
10. If You Don't Love Me Anymore
11. Find The Love

 

 

 

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Good grief. It's like watching your Mom squeezing into your younger sister's clothes and trying to be "down" with the "kids".....

 

That route didn't work for Liz Phair and I doubt it'll work for Lee either.

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That "Tom Boy" video is a bit confusing, because Lee Aaron is still fine as hell, but, with all the little girls in it, you don't want to get too excited. Thankfully, I suppose, the song isn't good enough to warrant a second watch.

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It's not a bad album, but it isn't that good either. Her voice is still great and there are 2 or 3 good tracks 'Heart Fix', '50 Miles' and I quite liked the closer 'Find The Love' too. It certainly won't be included on many end of year lists and I won't be playing it too often either tbh.

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She's the "Metal Queen" no longer.

 

She hasn't been the Metal Queen for 20+ years.

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It's not a bad album, but it isn't that good either. Her voice is still great and there are 2 or 3 good tracks 'Heart Fix', '50 Miles' and I quite liked the closer 'Find The Love' too. It certainly won't be included on many end of year lists and I won't be playing it too often either tbh.

 

I agree on the 2-3 good tracks. I like 'Bitter sweet,' 'Heart Fix' and 'If you don't love me anymore.' The rest I can and do pass on.

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