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As a heavy metal listener since the late 80's, but with a collection that goes back to the 70's, I personally get off with hearing old songs in a new "thicker" sound. With Iron Maiden's sub-classic song, "The Prisoner" from "Number of the Beast", I relished in the memories of the emotion from the original. "I'm not a prisoner...I'm a free man.." says it all.
As I first ploped in my cassete, I'm like, "eh", but as I continued to listen to it and the more familiar songs came up, I'm like, "Hey I kinda like this." I could just see Ozzy joining them on "Over the Mountain" during an OzzFest concert.
The fake back story of them being stuck in Japan for 20 years is pretty hilarious. Hell, they were only around ~10 years old in 1980. Hell, I'm as old as "The Rock" right now. That puts Dwayne Johnson aka "The Rock", at about 8 years old in 1980.
The story would have been more believable if they would have said 10 years (in Japan), but then they coouldn't have covered any 80's metal songs of which these are all of.
The only qualm I have with the album, IS Jericho's vocals. Although he did try to emmulate the original artists' vocals, he doesn't have the range necessary to pull it off. This is the reason for 4 stars. But overall, I think this album will grow on ya.
headed by none other than their superstar, Chris Jericho. We all know
that, but do we really want to hear more about that this has been done
and that's not how you're supposed to do things. Actually now. This is
a music CD, so why not assess the music itself and leave their history
begind shall we?
OK. Any person listening to rock has heard these
somgs in his/her life. WE know that they are good or else they would
have not been chosen to be covered here by Fozzy. Does the band cover
the songs right? The answer is very very right... The music is so well
produced, so well compact that it's just pleasurable to listen to the
music itself. This is a very solid offerring from the players
themselves. They're excellent musicians and they have been playing as
members of Stuck Mojo for some time now. But is the vocalist any good?
Can Chris/Mongoose actually sing? Well yes, he definitely can, to the
surprise and astonishment of all else who think otherwise. We all know
that Chris is a very good critic for heavy metal music, and now we
know that he's a good singer too. His voice truly transcends the song
and makes you believe that they were actually written for him in
If you never heard any of these songs ever in their original
form, then it really won't hurt to listen to them first here. Fozzy
really bring the magic that made those other songs excellent, even for
a first time listener. You listen to the songs as an individual entity
and try not to compare it with the originals and even if you can't
help it and you actually do, then you'd be surprised that these same
songs are equally as good and truly worth it...
The album kicks off with their cover of Dio's Stand Up and Shout, an awesome anthemic rocker from one of Metal's greatest bands. One of their best covers by far. They also do outstanding covers of Krokus' Eat the Rich (with some particularly good vocals from Chris Jericho here), Ozzy's Over the Mountain, and Twisted Sister's Stay Hungry. Their most perfect cover, I think, is their version of Motley Crue's Live Wire, with everyone in fine form (they even got the solos right here). The Scorpions cover Blackout is not that great, but decent overall. The only ones I was disappointed with were their covers of Iron Maiden's The Prisoner (although it had a funny intro making fun of the original show) and Judas Priest's Riding on the Wind, which sounded really lame to me. The original song was rich and heavy; their cover sounds static and sparse.Read more ›
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