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Princess Pang

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Metal Blade / Capito C1-92584: Princess Pang by Princess Pang


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  • Vinyl
  • Label: Metal Blade / Capito
  • ASIN: B003NZ6BWK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nunya Business on June 14, 2005
Format: Audio CD
It's just a shame that there were not more albums by this group...The first time I heard this band I was amazed...They really knew how to rock out back then...The singer can't be compared to anyone else that I can think of...she has that very LA 80's sound to her voice that just gets you hooked when you hear her sing. Very rock'n'roll / blues I can't even pick a favorite from the tracks list...they all Rock!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paul Lawrence on February 27, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
A transatlatic band in terms of the members origins, Princess Pang were affiliated with Capitol Records and Metal Blade and in essence centred around the vocals of Jeni Foster who doesn't sound like too many of her contemporaries who for the most part wouldn't of been in bands this heavy, rock chicks usually being in more gunshy ensembles. I suppose the conviction with which she attacks the tunes is reminiscent of Doro (and just how many namechecks does that trailblazer get?) although the music is more easy to compare to others; it sounds like a zillion other bands of the time. Except in the better half of them, in fact perhaps in the top 30%. But that's still a lot of other bands that are this bands equal. And it really is the combination of the music and the vox that make this album stand out from so many of it's peers in time and space. Of course as time has gone by we've had a number of other bands with female vocalists that really do rock out like L7 from the US, Swedes Crucified Barbara and the UK's McQueen amongst others.

The lyrical concerns here are very similar to what every other hair band rawk rockers were doing at the time, though admittedy they are enunciated clearly enough and the production courtesy of Ron St Germain allows the tunes to breath and come across well and the tracks are fairly short, sharp affairs and at eleven tracks the album doesn't outstay it's welcome.

80's collectors really should get this as it's one of the few genuine party hard bands with a female vocalist from that time. And fans of later rawk bands should also check 'em out for something different.

PS - after this project crashed and burned a chunk of the band, but not the female vocalist - ended up in a band called Stockholm Showdown.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Randall M. Benton on April 8, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I was lucky enough to catch Princess Pang live at The Limelight in New York City on June 25, 1988. They were opening the show for Frehley's Comet on that night (Cinderella wanna-be's Britny Fox were also on the bill... yawn!). I had never heard of them before, yet after I was assaulted by their pile-driving/blues-based rock, I was hooked. After seeing and hearing the band (with lead singer, Jeni Foster) belt it out and rock the "church" I went out and found this CD. I have enjoyed it ever since.

The video for "Trouble In Paradise" got some airplay on MTV at the time (when they actually PLAYED music! REAL music, not anything you may find on there these days) and is a standout. "Find My Heart A Home" is stellar; and tracks such as "China Doll," "South Street Kids," and "Too Much, Too Soon" are sure to please if you like straight-ahead rock 'n roll with attitude.

I'm sure glad I have this CD now seeing what price tag is on it these days. I often wonder what happened to them. Based on this one-off CD, it's a damn shame they disappeared so soon. Great band!
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