Fire Dept. – Things Are Tough All Over [1990]

Country USA        

Style Hard Rock

Rating 74/100

Band Members Allen Needham – Guitars, Mark Martin – Bass, Backing Vocals, Perry L. Scroggin – Drums, Backing Vocals, Steve Steele – Vocals

Tracks 01. Piledriver, 02. Here I Go (Back In Love), 03. Lady, 04. Things Are Tough All Over, 05. Culvertown Stomp, 06. Ashes Of My Heart, 07. Too, Too Bad, 08. The Mood, 09. Dog In Heat

Profile This album is so heavily sought after, I’m sure that is what drive’s the price so high. Not the best I’ve heard, but, certainly not the worst and at times enjoyable. The band features some catchy, melodic AOR/hard rock. At times, they remind me of bands like Rock Blvd., Friction, Blind Date and Rock Candy, although not exactly at that same level. I’m sure this record is Likely to be as rare as the sought after Rock Blvd though and there’s a number of collectors who would love to look up and see it sitting on their shelf!!!!

‘Piledriver’ is an dull starter the way starters shouldn’t be then ‘Here I Go (back in love)’ has some Motley Crue flavour or glam may i say…then things get a little bit better in track 5 ‘Culvertown Stomp’ which is a blues rock song and one of the highlights of the album the rest can be completed with ‘ashes Of My Heart’ (good),’Too,Too Bad'(this song rocks,perhaps the best of the album) and ‘Dog In Heat’.

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