Jizzy Pearl – Crucified

album by:
Jizzy Pearl
Version:
CD
Price:
£4.49

Reviewed by:
Rating:
3
On January 13, 2014
Last modified:May 18, 2018

Summary:

Overall the album isn't bad and I'd be happy to stick this on as background music but I was expecting more power tracks and more oomph! With only one really catchy track out of six it's probably best for Love/Hate to say farewell!

Crucified is the title of the self released album by Jizzy Pearl released today (13th January 2013). I started out reviewing Love/Hate’s latest album but then found myself reviewing  a Jizzy Pearl solo release when Jizzy re-branded Crucified after rumours of proposed litigation by former members of Love/Hate. The forthcoming UK tour has also been renamed Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate tour and is to be a Love/Hate farewell tour, although fans can see Jizzy in his new role as frontman of Quiet Riot.

Crucified gets off to a rip-roaring start with Hanging You Out to Dry, at just over two minutes long this was a short but sweet opener with elements of Guns ‘n’ Roses Garden of Eden and David Lee Roth’s Gigolo, fast drums, screaming guitars and then we go on to Sunny Day, which reminded me of Massive Wagons say Black Witch meets Dirty Little Secret although these are strange comparisons, this being a love song written to Jizzy’s girlfriend.

The lyrics then become depressing You’re Making Me Nervous about a date gone wrong ‘Do you think I’m a loser. Do you think I’m a fake?’. I Don’t Want to Be Your Baby ‘I don’t want to see you anymore’ very ‘I don’t want you baby!’ Love is All doesn’t sound depressing but starts with the lyrics, ‘Love is all truth and all lies. Love is all wishes and pain’ so it’s not a particularly happy song! Too Late ‘It’s too late for you, you can’t go back!’ 

I Don’t Want to Be Your Baby was something like May The Sunshine by Nazareth meets A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harem. Sunny start then the paler keyboards! Love is All a bit psychedelic say Hawkwind’s Hassan I Sahba meets Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir. 

It you’re expecting tracks like Blackout in the Redroom or Wasted in America you’re likely to be disappointed. The album gets off to a great start with Hanging You Out To Dry but then it progressively slows down until it’s Too Late and alas it is indeed Too Late for Love/Hate and it’s not a particularly Sunny Day for Jizzy Pearl! Overall the album isn’t bad and I’d be happy to stick this on as background music but I was expecting more power tracks and more oomph! With only one really catchy track out of six it’s probably best for Love/Hate to say farewell!

Jizzy Pearl's Love/Hate UK Tour dates 2014.
Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate UK Tour dates 2014.

Track List:

1. Hanging You Out To Dry
2. Sunny Day
3. You’re Making Me Nervous
4. I Don’t Want To Be Your Baby
5. Love Is All
6. Too Late

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JizzyPearlsLoveHate

Website: http://www.lovehateofficial.com/

 

 

 

Overall the album isn't bad and I'd be happy to stick this on as background music but I was expecting more power tracks and more oomph! With only one really catchy track out of six it's probably best for Love/Hate to say farewell!

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!