Wednesday, July 27, 2016

50SHR #8: Crystal Roxx (Delaware)



Band: Crystal Roxx
Release: Pass the Buck
Year: 1992
Line-up: Richie Angelucci (vocals), Vinnie Martello (guitars), Jimmy Kaye (bass), Anthony Baker (drums), Brian Delaney (keyboards)

Track Listing:
1.  Big City  4:27
2.  Hollywood  4:50
3.  Does it Matter  6:06
4.  Get Up Get Out  4:18
5.  Violet Eyes  5:38
6.  On My Way  4:33
7.  Be Mine to Satisfy  4:17
8.  For You  4:50
9.  Runaway  3:42
10.  Stay With Me  3:26

Fletchanator's comment: What hair metal series would be complete without at least one band featuring that over-used word Roxx? From Delaware come Crystal Roxx, a band who are still together to this day as a covers band in the tri-state area. In the early 90s they released a series of albums - this being their first on an actual record label.
Like a lot of 80s/early 90s bands from the New Jersey area, Crystal Roxx have a definite Bon Jovi vibe to them. Singer Richie Angelucci sounds a lot like JBJ at times, especially on the ballads (Does It Matter, Violet Eyes, For You, Stay With Me). Musically they play a style of hard rock reminiscent of bands like Kick Axe, Dokken and the aforementioned Bon Jovi. Solid stuff, definitely worth a listen.


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