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Princess Pang – Princess Pang [1989]

PhotobucketCOUNTRY USA          STYLE Sleaze Glam/Hard Rock

RATING 83/100

Andy Tjernon – Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Brian Keats – Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals, Jay Lewis – Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals, Jeni Foster – Lead Vocals, Ronnie Roze – Bass, Backing Vocals

01. Trouble In Paradise (4:35), 02. Find My Heart A Home (4:12), 03. South St. Kids (3:04), 04. No Reason To Cry (4:19), 05. Sympathy (5:14), 06. Scream And Shout (3:00), 07. China Doll (2:58), 08. Baby Blue (4:22), 09. Too Much, Too Soon (2:53), 10. Any Way You Want It (4:12), 11. I’m Not Playin’ (2:53)


An American/Swedish hard rock combination that played sleaze rock with a female lead singer. They would only release one album, but it rocked from start to finish. Vocalist Jeni Foster met bassist Ronnie Roze on New Year’s Eve 1985 in Manhattan. The two vowed to form a band together, and when Roze had to return home to Sweden in order to renew his Visa, Foster was right by his side.

They found guitarist Andy Tjernon in Sweden and Princess Pang was officially born. The three began recording demos, but were unable to find a drummer that suited them. They kept sending the demos to drummer Brian Keats (Roze’s band mate in Angels In Vain) in New York, hoping he would hook up with them. In the fall of 1986 Keats did in fact join the group when the three returned to America from Sweden, and proceeded to finalize the band with the addition of guitarist Jay Lewis. They got signed to Metal Blade records, released an outstanding album, and toured behind the likes of Mr. Big, Ace Frehley and Wolfsbane. After their first tour, Foster left the band.

The remaining members continued to demo material and audition new vocalists, but in 1990 they decided to put the band to rest. The guitar work is just awesome and it’s a shame these guys weren’t recognized more. Great vocals women or not, doesn’t come across as gimmicky at all and the songs are really stong. A highly underrated act with loads of talent.

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