Love/Hate's out of 10.
The cover was shot by Josie Pearl, Jizzy's
ex. She did a good job. It's basically Jizzy kicking it in front of
a liquor store with a bottle of wine next to him. It says Jizzy Pearl
in the window and "Just A Boy" in ransom type lettering on
the wall. I might have made "Just A Boy" spray painted on
the wall in graffiti, but then you run the risk of looking like something
Poison would do, so maybe this was the correct approach.
Ratt's out of 10.
The CD booklet is done by Keff Ratcliffe,
formerly of Pretty Boy Floyd. Pretty much the basics here. There is
one photo of Jizzy singing, which was taken by our October 2003 Sludgette
Of The Month, Sherry Globman. Inside there are just simple credits and
all the lyrics on a plain, black background. It gets a 5 for employing
a Sludgette to take his photo.
Adler's Appetite's out of 10.
You might be saying, "really, 10
out of 10?" Or you could be saying, "that's only because his
song is on your CD!" And my answer to both of those questions is
you're damn right! Still though, it's a really enjoyable CD that's very
solid and doesn't give me much to bitch about. There are ten tracks
total and overall it has a modern feel. In other words, it's not dated
or generic 80s rock, but it's still hard rock. One of the standout tracks
is "Do You Wanna Get High?" and I'm not saying that because
it's on our CD. It really has a catchy chorus and features Steve Stevens
on guitar. It could get radio play providing you didn't have to pay
radio stations to play your song. All the choruses on this CD can get
hooked into your head like a hit of crack. Stevens also plays on "Better
Days" and "I'm On Fire." Tracii Guns plays on "Never
Let You Go," while the other tracks features guitar work from WASP's
Darrell Roberts, Love/Hate's Jon E. Love, and ex-L.A. Guns band member
Johnny Crypt. "Better Days" and "I'm On Fire" are
the ballads on this disc and they both showcase a more mellow Jizzy
then most people have come to expect. "Just A Boy" has some
nice guitar work and some slightly distorted vocals. "Morbid Fascination"
reminds me of classic Love/Hate, "Dad" is fast paced, Ramones-ish
type of song, and "Everythin' Is A Sin" has a cool vibe to
it but I don't know how to describe it. I hate trying to describe songs.
Reviewers always compare songs to other songs and I can never think
of what bands or songs to compare things too so I'm not good at that.
I can say nothing sounds like Warrant or Limp Bizkit here. I know that
much. I guess "Everythin' Is A Sin" kinda has a heavy blues
vibe but it still upbeat. I don't fucking know. They're good and catchy,
strong showing by Jizzy and honestly a very good CD. I'd recommend you
give it a try. You got cash to spare so don't try to say you can't afford
to buy it. It can be purchased at www.JizzyPearl.com.
Or if you're too much of a pussy to take a chance and just buy it, you
can sample a track on our Metal Sludge CD, "Hey,
That's What I Call Sludge - Volume 1!" You knew I was going
to work in a link for our CD somewhere along the way.