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Slyside – Slightly Crazy [1993]

Country Sweden

Style Hard Rock

Rating 79/100

Band Members Johan Andersson – Bass,backing vocals, Tommy Palevik – Drums, Kenny Elfstrom – Guitar,backing vocals, Richard Soderstedt – Keyboard,backing vocals, Robban Eriksson – Lead/backing vocals

Additional Musicians Ingela Larsson, Zickan Gunnarsson, Johan Lindström

Tracks 01. Sweet Obsessions, 02. Love Me Angel, 03. Flight 911, 04. Lets Go Crazy, 05. Liar

Profile ailing from Örebro, Slyside released their one and only work independently back in 1993 with local distribution only. Without major outside help they managed to write and produce five excellent high octane melodic rockers that stylistically fall somewhere in between the typical Scandi AOR sound of Dream Police, Wild Force and Talisman.

Although there really are no weak tracks to be found, my personal highlights have to be the powerful opener “Sweet Osesssion”, with has just the right mix of guitars and keys and a catchy hookline along the lines of Glory or Rat Bat Blue, “Let’s Go Crazy”, a furious guitar-driven uptempo Melodic Hardrocker à la Dream Police or Boycott which features big backing gang vocals and “Liar” (ultra melodic hook laden rocker à la Snakes in Paradise meets Dalton). You’ve probably heard bigger productions but for an Indie it’s really good and above average for sure!

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