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Hit The Ground Runnin': Lost In Translation

A band that have been around since 1985, and in that time releasing just 3 your heart out Def Leppard!!, and according to their band` s history they have shared the stage with some fairly heavyweight names in that time such as Blue Oyster Cult, Tangier, Britny Fox, Cinderella, Blue Murder, and Aldo Nova.

Hit The Ground Runnin`...not sure of the name myself, peddle their wares within the AOR/Melodic Rock sphere and here as a collection of songs they on occasion hit the mark but the overall quality is ultimately dragged down by a sluggish production and songs that are on more than one occasion slightly bereft of any real substance, and also with the album being recorded remotely by the members of the band, which I fear could have hampered the overall cohesiveness of the project as well.

After a brief instrumental opening comes `Overnite Sensation` not the Raspberries classic, but a fairly effective AOR number, that generally sticks to the rules. `Bad Reputation` is up next and is a song that relies upon some of the tired old tropes that have now sadly infiltrated the AOR/Melodic Rock Scene, and that goes for a lot of what follows, there`s the usual track 4 ballad (Simply Because) that goes nowhere really and songs such as `Second Chance` , `Baby You` and `Rockin` You` all start off brightly but the songs just never really develop into anything genuinely memorable.

This is perfunctory AOR, nothing more, nothing less, and an album which on initial spins had some charm to it but that quickly wore off with repeated listens.

Track Listing
1 Hallway Of Doors
2 Overnight Sensation
3 Bad Reputation
4 Simply Because
5 Second Chance
6 Wake You Up
7 Baby You
8 Win Or Lose
9 Rocking Again
10 Long And Lonely Time
11 Cry For The Children

Added: June 20th 2022
Reviewer: Malcolm Smith
Related Link: Band Website
Hits: 500
Language: english

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