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"Can't Steal Our Spirit" (US Records)

Reviewed by Keith Guillotine

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This CD starts out too slow and STAYS THAT WAY! It lacks the balls that hard rock or heavy music should provide. 

Track number four ("Year of the Gun") does offer some great lyrics. Unfortunately, the lead singer doesn't do the song justice. He definitely needs voice lessons or something. Track number nine ("Now") finally gets the album going with a great guitar opening, but the singer still sucks. And FINALLY, track eleven (the LAST song), "Payin' Your Dues" could actually be a hit. Unfortunately, these guys wasted time with the first ten tracks to finally come up with something that sounded halfway decent. 

The guitar work throughout this album was great, but the singer needs to improve or move.

CATCHIN' 22 is: 
Paul Souza - Lead Vocals, Rhythm & Acoustic Guitars; Johnny James - Lead, Rhythm & Acoustic Guitars, Backing Vocals; Terrence Falton - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals; Ayman Ibrahim - Drums and Percussion. Additional musicians include: Michael Azevedo - Bass tracks; Jeff Taylor - Drum tracks; Slim Williams - Keys; Jace "Gunner" Souza, Michael Azevedo, George Pelekoudis, Zoe, Costa Miccas, Linda Morache and Marc Desbiens - back up vocals.

"Can't Steal Our Spirit" was recorded and mixed at Studio Morin Heights; Produced and Engineered by Simon Pressey; Mastered by Simon Pressey at Studio Morin Heights.

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Rating Guide:

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retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes)retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) So-so. You've heard better.

retinysaw.gif (295 bytes) Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

restinks.jpg (954 bytes) Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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