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   PINK CREAM 69
Thunderdome
2004
SPV
http://www.pinkcream69.com


rating: 4,5/5

1. The Last Stance
2. Thunderdome
3. Gods Come Together
4. Carnaby Road
5. Here I Am
6. That Was Yesterday
7. Shelter
8. Retro Lullaby
9. My Sharona
10. As Deep As I Am
11. Another Wrong Makes Right
12. See Your Face
13. Carved In Stone (Bonus)

Maybe some people will wonder how I come to review a Pink Cream 69 album. The answer is simple: nostalgic reasons ;) In the early 90s when I started listening to hardrock and metal, Pink Cream 69 were one of my favourite bands and I'm following the band's career ever since. The band had ups and downs and I don't want to go into details here now as it's not really relevant for the review of "Thunderdome". Still I feel like saying that the band temporarily lost me when David Readman joined the band and the first two albums with him were not much to my liking. But the last three albums contained some of the finest hardrock/melodic metal that I own (my collection in that field is quite limited though) and I do like these albums much more than anything else they've done before.

The same goes for "Thunderdome" even though I consider it weaker than the milestones "Electrified" and "Sonic Dynamite". Starting off with the intro "The Last Stance" that is welcoming us to the Thunderdome, the first song and title track "Thunderdome" lets us immediately recognize which band is playing there: Pink Cream 69 may not have invented something new with their new album, but they have their very own sound. If you like the last few efforts of Pink Cream 69 you are guaranteed to like this one also.
I pity the fact I had to notice the Pinkies are starting to copy themselves a little on this album. The smiliarities between the third track "Gods Come Together" and "Seas Of Madness" (from the "Sonic Dynamite" album) are a little too obvious for example. There are a few more melodies that sound familiar but all in all it doesn't bother me too much as the songs certainly are very enjoyable. Something I cannot say about the cover "My Sharona" (originally by The Knack): it's an annoying song that I prefer to skip. With "That Was Yesterday" you will find the obligatory ballad on "Thunderdome". It's quite a nice one featuring a piano and of course David Readman, definitely one of the best singers in the genre and probably even one of my favourite singers. The album closes with another fine track, "See Your Face".

I can warmly recommend this one to all Pinkies fans, you can buy this album blindly. For everybody else, check out tracks like "Gods Come Together", "Carnaby Road", "Retro Lullaby", "Another Wrong Makes Right" or "See Your Face" (or any other track of the album except the cover tune) to get an idea about how Pink Cream 69 sound like.

submitted by Cora 24.01.2004

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