Crazy Lixx - 'Self/Titled'

 


THE BAND:
Danny Rexon – vocals
Andy Dawson – guitar
Joél Cirera – drums
Jens Sjöholm – bass
Edd Liam – guitar

 

                                                            

 

 

TRACK FRAGMENTS:
1.) "Hell Raising Woman" - This intro consisted of a fairly standard intro arrangement.  Over the top of the intro there was a pick slide that lead to a  minor lead vocal accent.  There was a rhythm arrangement change for the musical verse.  The backing vocals of the chorus had a classic eighties hard rock feel to them.  The chorus had a huge Crazy Lixx hook attached to it.  After the second chorus there was a breakdown section that lead to the lead guitar solo.  The lead guitar solo had a twin lead guitar solo sound to it.      
2.) "Sound Of Loud" - This track opened with a rhythm riff over the top of a snare drum fill before going into the main intro.  The main intro to this track consisted of two different rhythm guitar arrangements.  There was an arrangement change for the musical verse.  For this section the band brought the song down quite a bit compared to the intro. The backing vocals are amazing on this song!!!  After the section chorus there was a breakdown section.  This breakdown section lead to a lead guitar solo.  After the third chorus there was a minor lead guitar solo.  This lead guitar solo ran through the coda.
3.) "Outlaw" - The intro to this track consisted of two separate rhythm guitar arrangements.  Over the top of the arrangements, there were several backing vocals. There was a drastic rhythm change for the musical chorus.  The lyric lines of the verse and chorus were classic eighties hard rock.  After the first chorus there was a major lead guitar solo.  The choruses were very reminiscent to early Firehouse. 
4.) "Girl Of The 80's" - This track opens with a short snare fill before going intro the main intro section.  There is a minor lead guitar solo over the top of the intro section.  There is a rhythm arrangement change for the musical verse.  After the second lyric line a second rhythm guitar kicks-in.  There was an echo attached to the fifth lyric line of the verse.  There was a short musical pause consisting of a musical echo connecting the musical verse with the musical chorus.  The chorus had a huge eighties Firehouse hook to it.  There was a minor solo in between the first and second half of the choruses.  Danny carried out the last note of the second chorus leading into the minor lead guitar solo.      

5.) "I Missed The Mark" - This track contain no intro arrangement.  In between the third and fourth lyric line there was a small vocal accent.  The fourth and fifth lyric line consisted of a backing vocal.  The chorus had a huge hook attached to it.  After the second chorus there was a major lead guitar solo. 
6.) "All Looks No Hooks" - This track opens with two rhythm guitar riffs over the top of a hi-hat pattern.  There was a snare fill and rhythm change for the musical verse.  The lead vocal lines reminded me of early Sebastian Bach.  In between each lyric line there was a backing harmony.  There was a very simple rhythm change for the musical verse.  After the third chorus there was a blistering lead guitar solo.  This was an amazing song!    
7.) "Ain't No Rest In Rock In Roll" - This track is AC/DC on steroids!
8.) "Call To Action" - This track opens with a verse.  The verse had a huge hook to it.  I loved the rhythm guitar riffs of the musical chorus.  The rhythm guitar of the second musical verse had a very simple feel to it.  The choruses had a very huge Crazy Lixx hook to it.  After the second chorus there was a lead guitar solo.  After the third chorus there was a second lead guitar solo.   

9.) "Heroes Are Forever" - This track was taken right out of an eighties fake book.
10) "Psycho City" - This track is one of the mainly songs that shows just how far the band gas come along!!!!!
11.) "Weaking Ball Crew" -This track opened with a sixteenth-note hi-hat and guitar riff.  This lead to a tom-tom fill and rhythm guitar change.  The musical verse had a very intense feel to it.  Te choruses were very simple.  There was a lead guitar solo after the second chorus.  This was a twin lead guitar solo. 


     In the early nineties it was very easy for American fans to point the blame at the hard rock music scenes downfall to Nirvana along with the up and coming music genre grunge.  However, let us be honest.  What brought the eighties hard rock scene to an end was overindulgence along with major labels signing artists that probably did not need to be signed.  However the scene really did not die.  It moved either underground or overseas.  One of these bands keeping the scene alive is the Swedish hard rock band Crazy Lixx.
     Though this is Crazy Lixx's self-titled release, it is the fourth CD the band has recorded and the third released from Italian record label Frontiers Records.  Over the years this is the third Crazy Lixx review Blast Magazine has review.  With each Crazy Lixx CD Blast Magazine has reviewed the band gets better and better proving eighties hard rock and glam lives on!  If you are a fan of eighties hard rock and glam metal than this along with the rest of the Crazy Lixx releases will make a great addition to your CD collection!