RE: Ten, UFO, Racer X first impressions
Posted by: John Q ()
Date: September 11, 2000 05:17AM

Steve, I have not heard the new Ten yet, but I gotta heavily disagree with you on UFO. 'Covenant' is slightly better than the last couple of MSG records - solid, but nothing really mindblowing. The only standout track IMO is 'Midnight Train', which really rocks. Instant classic! Overall this is NOWHERE near 'Walk On Water', easily THE best 90's comeback album of any hard rock/metal band. WOW is very consistant if you ask me - not a weak track in sight and 3 or 4 real highlights that are as good as any UFO. The same can't be said about 'Covenant', which contains a lot of by-the-numbers UFO and smacks of 'we really don't like each other too much but, damn it - we gotta make a living'. I hear no real excitement coming through here at all compared to WOW and especially the latest Mogg/Way where you can literally feel the fire Kollman lit under Mogg and Way's asses.

As for Racer X, at first I was really disappointed with TD, but I kept listening to it and now I do like the album, especially in light of all the poor so-called power metal that's flooding the market these days. Still, this album is not as good as 'Second Heat' or 'Street Lethal'. Not only do most of the songs not stack up against the bulk on SH and SL - the production is a tad too slick and most of all - that youthful energy, the attitude just isn't there. Maybe that was unavoidable since Paul is now 34 and a multi-millionaire and not 18 and hungry anymore. He's probably aspired to be Cheap Trick or Enuff Z'Nuff a wee bit too long by now to still have that metal edge - and that just can't be faked. Bummer, too, that Bouillet couldn't play on the album - maybe that could've ignited an extra spark. Now if they'd only do a tour...

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Ten, UFO, Racer X first impressions 312Steve, Denmark09/11/2000 03:41AM
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RE: Ten, UFO, Racer X first impressions141John Q09/11/2000 05:17AM
Well... 200Steve, Denmark09/11/2000 06:23PM
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