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Precious Metal – Precious Metal [1990]

Country USA        

Style Hard Rock

Rating 86/100

Band Members Carol M. Control – Drums, Janet Robin – Lead/Rhythm/Acoustic Guitars, Keys, Vocals, Julia Farey – Bass, Vocals, Leslie Knauer – Lead Vocals, Mara Fox – Rhythm/Lead/Acoustic Guitars, Vocals

Tracks 01. Mr. Big Stuff, 02. Trouble, 03. Two Hearts, 04. Thrilling Life, 05. Forever Tonight, 06. Reckless, 07. Eazier Than You Think, 08. Nasty Habits, 09. Downhill Dreamer, 10. In The Mood, 11. Howl At The Moon, 12. Chasing Rainbows

Profile I suppose by today’s standards, Precious Metal would never be considered a metal band. In the mid 80’s though, any kind of power chord rock qualified as long as the band members – male or female – used copious amounts of hairspray.

They may not have been a metal band (see: Girlschool), but Precious Metal was a pretty hard rocking all-girl band along the same lines as Vixen and Lita Ford. The band’s 1990 self-titled album was their third (and final) release. The album is exactly what you’d expect from a melodic rock band in 1990 – full of guitar hooks, catchy melodies, keyboards, rock anthems and love songs. The album’s most interesting moments are a pair of cover songs – a somewhat cheesy version of the Jean Knight oldie “Mr. Big Stuff” and a very cool take on Bruce Springsteen’s “Two Hearts”. The album also boasts guest appearances from Cherie Currie (the Runaways) and Nancy Wilson (Heart).

If you’re a fan of late 80’s pop/rock, especially female acts, you’ll definitely want to check out Precious Metal.


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