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Pink Cream 69 – Pink Cream 69 [1989]

 PINKCREAM69_PC69Country Germany          

Style Hard Rock

Rating 89/100

Band Members Alfred Koffler – Guitar, Andi Deris – Vocals, Dennis Ward – Bass, Kosta Zafiriou – Drums

Tracks 01. Take Those Tears (4:25), 02. Sugar For Love (4:16), 03. Rolling Down A Thunder (3:41), 04. One Step Into Paradise (3:52), 05. Close Your Eyes (3:39), 06. Welcome The Night (5:01), 07. Partymaker (3:45), 08. Hit The Bottom Row (3:15), 09. Parasite (2:58), 10. I Only Wonna Be For You (4:03)

Profile This is the self-titled debut album by German melodic hard rock band “Pink Cream 69”, originally released in 1989. Although “Pink Cream 69” would turn considerably heavier in their later releases, their debut was aligned to the standards of a high quality late `80s rocker.

The line up features lead singer Andi Deris (who would later front leading power metal band “Helloween”), guitarist Alfred Koffler, drummer Kostas Zafiriou and bassist Denis Ward, currently amongst the top songwriters and producers in melodic rock/AOR. This self titled debut, uncovers a great deal of their musical talent that is so evident in the member’s latest works/projects. The protagonist element on the album, I have to insist, is the songwriting; “Pink Cream 69” draws on both European and American melodic rock bringing to front songs that stand differentiated from one another. “Take those tears” is the dramatic heartbreaker rocker, “Sugar for love” is the playful glam-tune, “One step into paradise” is the direct hard rocker with a forceful chorus and “I only wanna be with you” is the keyboard-accompanied potential radio hit.

In terms of performance the leading instruments are naturally Andy’s vocals and Alfred’s inventive guitar playing; Kostas on the other hand, is not as up-front in the mix and does not quite deliver the drum attack he would later be renowned for. Overall “Pink Cream 69” should be regarded as a classic `80s melodic hard rock album, introducing musical personas that would remain relevant forces of the scene in the following decades.


Nikiforos V. Skoumas

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