TEER

"Teer" (Frontiers / Now & Then; 2000)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Eighties-heavy hard rock that sounds like Night Ranger and Firehouse were thrown in a blender and poured into a CD mold.

The band is at their best when at their darkest ("Vampire's Lullaby," "Heaven's Not Enough") or their hardest ("Tell Me It's Over," "Pride") but at their worst when they go for the sap ("Sadie," with its truly annoying falsetto chorus). 

Not bad, not great and certainly not very original, fans of radio-friendly rock'n'roll might find something to like here but those who despise the commercial had better stay away.

Teer: Dan Michaels - lead vocals, keyboards; Shane French - lead and rhythm guitars; Nathan Boone - guitars; Don Crandall - bass; John Teer - drums; Kevin Fitzpatrick - backing vocals.

For more information, check out http://www.nowandthen.co.uk/

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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