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Stimulator - s/t

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Reviewer:
Kaj Roth Format: Album
Year: 2004
Label: Self Released
Genre: Pop
Producer: Geoff Tyson
Artist discography



Review

There are many reasons why you should take a deeper look into this modern pop affair of a record,first of all it was a nice surprise to see one of my guitar idols Geoff Tyson behind this band.
He was formerly with the legendary and revolutionary rockband T-RIDE that released only 1 album on Hollywood records back in the early 90´s,what he,Dan Arlie-bass,vocals and Eric Valentine-Drums,producer did on that record was rock and roll history with a groove like Van Halen spiced up with layers of harmony vocals like Queen.
It´s hard to get a hold of one copy these days but if you do see it,don´t hesitate.......it´s a must in your collection!!!-so now he´s back with a complete different sound namely a new wave pop retro style of the 80´s with STIMULATOR.
Together with female singer Susan Hyatt who used to sing in the London based Punk/Grunge band PILLBOX-they have created irresistable super catchy pop music like having Garbage and Blondie doing a lot songs for a new James Bond soundtrack. I have to admit I read that comparison in a review and I hate to use the same thing but that´s exactly what this duo sounds like.
To all Swedes who are fans of the up and rising band THE SOUNDS,go to cdbaby.com and get yourself a copy of this limited version because it won´t be officially released until April 12th.
The opening track "78 Stimulator" is my absolute fave and it´s a pretty high risk you get addicted immediately you hear it...........does it have an unforgettable chorus or what?!
The cover of Olivia Newton John´s "Magic" will be featured in the
Disney film "Ella Enchanted" in theaters April 9th & on the Hollywood Records soundtrack out April 23rd,a really good version and thumbs up that they salute the beloved Olivia Newton John too.
When Tyson and Hyatt gets heavier on "Just like girl",I turn up the volume and feel like the mean guy AJAX in the classic WARRIORS movie when they are chased by the Baseball furies but gets tired of running and decides to stop and fight the pussies because in the end,those furies fight like girls anyway.
Another interesting fact is that their song "On Top Of The World" won runner-up for best rock song in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest!
The wonderful years of the 80´s are coming back and it´s a bit trendy to sound this way and sure bands comes and goes-but STIMULATOR will still be standing.

Tracklisting 1. Breathless - Original Mix
2. In The Zone - Original Mix


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