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CRAZY LIXX - SOUND OF THE LIVE MINORITY
ALBUM Review

Frontiers Records | Release Date: July 8 2016




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Crazy Lixx has been one of my favourite of the new breed of rock bands worshiping at the altar of 80’s rock over the last few years. Danny Rexon and co have put out some great music, though at times you’d think these guys couldn’t catch a break, losing members fast and furious.


The new live album therefore can surely been seen as a statement of intent that Crazy Lixx will go on, and on the basis of the collection of live tracks here long may they continue.


If you already love the band then purchasing this is a no-brainer – sure it may miss a few personal favourites but all the big guns are out and present.


Be warned though ‘Wild Street Shuffle’ isn’t the new track you’ll be craving it’s just drums and an audience anticipating the real opener ‘Rock and a Hard Place’ one of Crazy Lixx’ finest moments and to be honest the quality never dips only spikes!


‘Lock up Your Daughter’ sounds great live and ‘Blame It on Love’ which has always been a favourite of mine sounds great too. At times the live recording isn’t as smooth as it could be but that to me says it’s a pretty damned faithful representation of what you get – unadorned and full of passion and energy.


The ‘Def Leppardish’ ‘Sound of the Loud Minority’ slaps you around the face and the melodies hooks keep coming with ‘Riot Avenue’; ‘Call to Action’ and ‘Road to Babylon’ backing up beautifully.


Of course one of the many highs here comes with ‘My Medicine (R.O.C.K.)’ which really lifts the crowd almost as much as what many see as the band’s finest moment ‘Heroes Are Forever’. There’s plenty more along the way to rock out to though and the album closes with a couple of scorchers.


The hard rocking ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ and the crazily good final cut ’21 Till I Die’ close the album in fine style. It’s been a great ride and my only regret is that I’m still to see these guys live!


Named after what is still perhaps their finest album ‘Sound of the Live Minority’ is indispensable and one of the real ‘live’ gems of this or any year.

 

 

by Mark Rockpit

 

 


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