Sunday, September 4, 2016

50SHR #43: Lix (Texas)




50 STATES OF HARD ROCK #43: TEXAS



Band: Lix
Release: Lix
Year: 1988
Line-up: Paul "Turk" Henry (vocals), Tony Marsh (guitars), Bruce Adams (guitars), Stacey Shew (bass), Mike Reiner (drums).

Track Listing:
1. Out On The Street  
2.  Be What You Want To Be  
3.  On Hold  
4.  Overdrive  
5.  Angelaine  
6.  Witchlein (Tommyknockers)  
7.  Want Me Love Me  
8.  (She's So Nice) Long Way Home  
9.  Guardians  
10.  All The Way  
11.  On The Radio  




Fletchanator's comment: This band hailed from the self-claimed "Rose Capital of the World", Tyler Texas, but its roots were also firmly in Middle Earth. That's because Lix started out as Hobbit, a 1970s fantasy rock band with lyrics about Tolkien-esque adventures. But by the mid-80s Hobbit had "broken up" and the members adopted the name Lix, changing their sound to a more radio-friendly style of hard rock and recording this one album, before eventually returning to the Hobbit name.
Another self release, this album understandably has sub-par production values. But if you can look past the poor sound quality, you'll find a fairly decent 80s hair metal band. Singer Henry sounds an awful lot like KISS's Paul Stanley, making that band's Animalize/Asylum-era the most obvious comparison, with bits and pieces of Quiet Riot and Twisted Sister in the mix.

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