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Good, but uneven debut from Bulletboys
on May 29, 2011
Bulletboys released their self-titled debut record in 1988. Now, I see an immense amount of support for the Bulletboys on here, and that's pretty cool that their fans have rallied around the band like this. However, I hate to be the bearer of bad news for everyone, but Bulletboys debut album is nowhere near a five-star record. Now don't string me up just yet, I didn't say I wasn't a fan of the band or their music, I am, this just isn't one of the better releases of the decade.
Bulletboys were formed when ex-King Kobra bandmates Marq Torien, Mick Sweda, and Lonnie Vencent added drummer Jimmy D'anda to fill out their ranks. Alot of people criticize Bulletboys for being Van Halen wannabes, maybe they were, but it probably has more to do with Ted "Van Halen's first producer" Templeman, than it did because these guys had chops like Van Halen.
Soundwise Bulletboys cling to the hair-metal formula pretty close, Marq Torien sounds and looks alot like David Lee Roth, and with song titles like Hard As A Rock, Kissin' Kitty, and Smooth Up In Ya', you can see the Bulletboys didn't try to reinvent the wheel with their debut album.
To sum up my review of the Bulletboys debut album, i'll say this, Bulletboys may not have been the most original band of the genre, but they certainly were alot of fun and they made some interesting songs to say the least.