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A Nightmare Livin The Dream - Claudia Ehrhardt - 7 stars

A Nightmare Livin The Dream

A Nightmare Livin The Dream
(Bad Reputation - 2012)

London's King Lizard are back with A Nightmare Livin A Dream and again they show a lot of their roots in their songs. But it's their second album and back in the days when vinyl and tape was the only formats the 3rd album was the make-it-or-break-it album.

The intro Come Get Some leads you into A Nightmare Livin A Dream. Kneel To The King is a tune which shows their influences... Mötley Crüe, Faster Pussycat, Guns N Roses, L.A. Guns... Even if I Can't Be Your Lover offers great guitar play it's a bit lengthy towards the end. The fast Hair Of The Dog almost sounds like on old Mötley Crüe songs which never saw the light of day. With I Want You To Want Me they deliver a catchy one which doesn't sound like Mötley Crüe - and personally I enjoy this one a lot. The title track A Nightmare Livin A Dream has a slight punk rock edge, and even the lyrics partly remind me of some old punk songs... For Just To Hear You Say It they slow down. Flash Roxx Sawyer reminds me of Axl Rose at this balladesque tune, but I guess that's no big surprise. One of the highlights is This Ain't Love, coz it seems they left their influences almost behind... I would like to hear more stuff like that! Even if the screaming at the end is annoying me a bit... But that's more a matter of taste than something to criticize.

If you like sleaze rock / metal, then check out the London boys.

7 stars

Claudia Ehrhardt


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