7 Poisons out of 10.
It's the classic Hanoi Rocks rose & snake
logo with Twelve Shots On The Rock underneath it.
Motley Crues out of 10.
It's one of the digipacks that opens
up to include a band photo on one side and a photo of Mike Monroe and
Andy McCoy on the other. The tray card has some dice and nude playing
cards so that's nice. There are also credits and thanks. The booklet
itself is well layed out with plenty of photos, lyrics, and colorful
things. A nice job.
8 Guns N Roses out of 10.
This is classic Hanoi Rocks but still sounds current today. It's straight
ahead, sleazy rock n roll and the lyrics aren't too cheesy or cliche.
There's a Rolling Stones vibe on some of the songs too. You can see
how they influenced everyone from Guns 'N' Roses to Motley Crue. And
for you harmonica lovers out there, we've got plent of harmonica here!
Some of the standout tracks are "Delirious," "Whatcha
Want," "Obscured," "Watch This," and "People
Like Me." My only complaint is I don't think the vocals are up
high enough in the mix. They're not in your face enough for me.
Comments: If you've never been exposed
to Hanoi Rocks, this is as good as anywhere to start. Even though Michael
Monroe doesn't consider Hanoi Rocks a "hairband," you can
hear why they influenced so many bands. If you liked that scene, and
I'm assuming you are since you're reading Metal Sludge, then this is
probably worth you checking out.