Pink Cream 69

Classic Rock - - The Hard Stuff Albums -

Head­strong

a dozen al­bums into what is now a 30-year ca­reer, ger­man band Pink cream 69 still strug­gle to clam­ber out of the drawer marked ‘cult heroes’

– on this side of the chan­nel, at least.

Their colour­ful mix of hard rock, power metal and hook-friendly aor has changed lit­tle since the ar­rival of Burn­ley-born lead singer David read­man as co-founder andi Deris’s re­place­ment way back in 1994. read­man’s de­liv­ery is pow­er­ful, rich and down­right melo­di­ous, com­ple­ment­ing the bois­ter­ously ad­dic­tive cho­ruses of Blood­sucker, no more Fear and the bal­lads man of sor­row and Va­grant of The night.

The long-term pres­ence of bass player Dennis Ward as Pink cream 69’s in-house pro­ducer has been an­other mas­sive bonus, and with this al­bum the Texan – fast be­com­ing the finest jug­gler of melodic hard rock with harder el­e­ments – has once again ap­plied the mi­das touch.

ini­tial quan­ti­ties of Head­strong in­clude a bonus live al­bum recorded in lud­wigs­burg back in 2013.

come on in, there’s never been a bet­ter time to see what the fuss is about.

Pink Cream 69: a colour­ful mix of hard rock, power metal

and hook-friendly AOR.

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