Album review: Rock City Angels, Young Man’s Blues (1988)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JAN. 6, 1989

By Steve Newton

Fans of Guns N’ Roses should seriously consider checking out this double-disc debut because it sports the same brand of raggedy, Aerosmith/Dolls-influenced ’70s rock that has made GN’R such a big deal these days.

There’s plenty of excellent boogie on the fast-paced tunes like “Hard to Hold”, “Our Little Secret”, and “Hush Child”. And the gritty, under-your-skin funkiness of “Beyond Babylon” and “Rough ‘n’ Tumble” makes those songs standouts on the same level as “Sweet Child O’ Mine”.

Expect to hear a lot from these guys in the near future.

 

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