Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Funny Money - Funny Money (1998)

Country: USA
Year: 1998
Line-up: Steve Whiteman (vocals), Billy Andrews (guitars), Dean Cramer (guitars), Ned Meloni (bass), Geoff Burrell (drums)

Track Listing:
1.  Off My Rocker  4:09
2.  Art of Persuasion  5:14
3.  Can't Take the Heat  3:27
4.  Baby Blues  4:25
5.  For Keeps  4:30
6.  Boogie Man  4:07
7.  Pick Me Up  4:04
8.  Suckin' My Blood  4:31
9.  Monkey See, Monkey Do  3:55
10.  Dry Eyes Cry  4:17

Fletchanator's comment: I'm an unabashed fanboy of the band Kix and a big part of that is Steve Whiteman's voice. This is Whiteman's side project, featuring a series of non-Kix musicians (although Kix drummer Jimmy Chalfant did join in 2003).
This isn't as good as classic (Blow My Fuse era) Kix - probably because it's hard to replace the guitar work of Younkins and Forsythe - but it's still good in its own right. Given the era it came out, at least Whiteman didn't attempt to cash in on what was "in" at the time and turn all alternative/grunge/nu-metal (I'm looking at you Bulletboys) and remained true to his hard rock roots.
Not quite as sleazy as Kix, this album still rocks and if you're a fan of Whiteman's awesome voice you'll enjoy this.


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