MAIDS "Lethal Heroes" (released as "Jump The Gun"
in Europe/Japan) (1990)
Cover: 9 Little Mermaids out of 10.
It's a ethereal-looking blue chick with wings, rising in a lucid splendor above a futuristic city. And she's showing her tits! I like tits, even if they're blue. It's vibrant, colorful and alot more interesting than most album covers in early 90's hard rock.
Booklet: 4 Ugly
Ducklings out of 10.
Thumbelinas out of 10.
Comments: Pretty Maids comes from Denmark, home of Lego Land, Tuborg Beer, and all those sappy fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen. Formed in the early 80s, the band has centered around frontman Ronnie Atkins and lead guitarist Ken Hammer, along with a revolving cast of rhythm players. Don't let the name fool you - these guys are anything but pretty. Pretty Maids received considerable positive accolades for their 1986 release "Future World." Meant to be their follow-up, Lethal Heroes was plagued with delays and setbacks for 4 years. When it was finally released, it was poorly promoted and went largely unnoticed in the USA. Pretty Maids never released another album or toured in the States, but they've kept at it in Europe and Japan, putting out CDs every few years and touring in Scandinavia and mainland Europe.