"Let It Shine" (Self-produced)

Reviewed by Snidermann

Hollywood Superstars and their unique release, "Let It Shine" is a tongue in cheek (or is it?) story about Shermy Sheldon, a now grown-up child star and his life dealing with fleeting fame. 

Let me tell you, this shit is weird and at the same time, fascinating. There's a lot of this recording that I flat out did not understand, but I'm sure as I listen again and probe more deeply into this wonderfully dark and contorted view of life in Los Angeles that I'll discover more.

There are a bunch of off the wall characters who drift in and out of the story line that add to the overall mystique of this incredibly strange recording. "Yeah, but what about the rock'n'roll?" you ask? Plenty. "Let It Shine' is loaded with great rock'n'roll music that the late great Frank Zappa would have appreciated. The presentation is strong and twisted in a way that would rival any dime novel or Broadway play. 

Frankly, this is the best concept album I have heard in quite some time and I must commend Hollywood Superstars for putting out such a strong and unusual release. This shit fucking rules. 

For more information, check out http://www.hollywood-superstars.com

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.

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