ROCKSTAR FRAME

"Stand Up ... Jump 'n' Fly" (Volcano Records; 2021)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

"Stand Up Ö Jump 'n' Fly" will make you want to do exactly that, especially if youíre a fan of hair bands and Sunset Strip hard rock.

Chunky chords, driving beats and vocals that sing most of the time and screech at others, "Stand Up Ö Jump 'n' Fly" rocks from the first track to the last, closing out with the Western-tinged "Sunshine in the Dark" (think Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive.")

If I had to describe the sound, Iíd say it falls somewhere between Motley Crue Kiss and W.A.S.P. and there ainít nothing wrong with that. The only time things slow down is during the token ballad, "Beyond the Fear," with its pianos and quieter pace but, like most great hard rock ballads, it still manages to kick some ass.

Overall, a very enjoyable listening experience, especially if youíre into music from the era that obviously inspired this band.

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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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