Oni Logans out of 10
It's a black cover with the words "Lynch
Mob - REvolution" on it and a design-thing with the Mr. Scary guitar
drawn in the middle. There's also a line of Egyptian hieroglyphs in
the background. It's professional and everything. Just sort of boring.
Wild Mick Browns out of 10
The booklet is actually pretty good. It's 16 pages
with lyrics, credits, several photos by Neil Zlozower, and a well-written
history of Lynch Mob with quotes by everyone that played on this CD.
Kirk Harpers out of 10
All but one of these songs are old Dokken
and Lynch Mob tunes that were re-recorded by the current incarnation
of the band, which includes original bassist Anthony Esposito, Lynch
Mob's 2nd singer Robert Mason, that Fro guy that drums on the Lynch/Pilson
CD, and of course George. The songs are stripped down from their original
versions and RErecorded to sound heavier, I guess. George tunes down
his guitar on several of the songs and plays in a chunkier style. I
have mixed feelings about that. On one hand, this is how they're playing
these songs live, and I suppose it's trying to appeal to a younger audience
by making these old songs sound more like contemporary heavy music.
On the other hand, it's just weird hearing "Breaking the Chains,"
"Kiss of Death," and "Paris is Burning" being played
this way. Why fuck with the originals? As for the REworked Lynch Mob
tunes, "Tangled in the Web" is pretty good - it's heavier
as it lacks the horn section that was in the original. But just like
the Dokken covers, why mess with the originals? The new Lynch Mob tune,
called "Relax," actually kicks ass. It sounds like something
from the 2nd Lynch Mob album from 1992. It pretty much smokes. Though
I was expecting a Frankie Goes to Hollywood cover. What I don't get
is why George didn't just record these songs at a show and do a live
album out of it, with the new song being a bonus track. Why go through
the effort of recording this in the studio? Maybe George is becoming
like Frank Sinatra or those Rat Pack guys, who would often record new
versions of shit they did decades before. Shit, Dean Martin recorded
nearly 20 different versions of "That's Amore." At least it's
better than "Smoke This," the nu-metal album George did under
the name of Lynch Mob a few years ago, which pretty much sucked.
is also issued in a deluxe package that includes a 12"x18"
poster, a postcard, and comes in a cardboard sheath. The first thousand
copies also come with a Lynch Mob guitar pick, but I must've gotten
#1001 because I didn't get any fucking pick.