I think every band and artist has a finite amount of creative juice in them, and at some point they run out. It can be really obvious in some cases. *AHEM* Speedealer never really had a lot of "juice" to begin with. They were a fun party band, they often played fast and hard, and they had "Hit It and Run," a song which is so catchy it's probably illegal. Well, now they've dried up. There is NO Hit It and Run on this record. ("Kill Myself Tonight" comes the closest, but it still doesn't come close.) This is just a CD full of bland, middle-of-the-road mid-tempo 'hard rock'. It's generic. It's tepid. It's boring. And it's too bad. PS- Newstead's production work here is pretty damn mediocre, too. At least he's consistent.