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Pink Cream 69 - 2001 Endangered



ARTIST: Pink Cream 69
ALBUM: Endangered
LABEL: Massacre Records
SERIAL: MAS CD0304
YEAR: 2001

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: David Readman - vocals * Alfred Koffler - guitars * Dennis Ward - bass * Kosta Zafiriou - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Intro * 02 Shout * 03 Promised Land * 04 Trust The Wiseman * 05 Don't I Need Your Touch * 06 He Took The World * 07 Enslaved * 08 In My Dreams * 09 High As A Mountain * 10 Shadows Of Time * 11 Pinball Wizard * 12 One Time Is Not Enough (Bonus)

WEBLINKS: www.pinkcream69.com


Background
This German based outfit are on a three-peat. Their last two albums 'Electrified' and 'Sonic Dynamite' are considered to be among their best. And that's during a career which has lasted them twelve years. So, what does 'Endangered' have in store for us? Well for starters, a groovy CD pack that will leave buyers green with envy (there's green everywhere on the album jacket!). The musical direction is heavier compared than the last two, while the overall theme is one of faith and hope, coupled with biblical and futuristic references. A delicate toe dipped into the past and an obvious size 'twelve' pair of boots stomping into the future. A lyrically thought provoking band indeed, with a 'heavy as nails' approach to ram home the message. Their sound has a lot of similarities to Mike Tramp's outfit from a few years ago Freak Of Nature, which contained a talented array of musos (including Lion's Jerry Best and House Of Lord's Mike Guy), and in a similar vein, 'Endangered' is modern, cutting, but with enough bursts of melody in there to dispel fears of a sell-out to an even heavier brand of rock.


The Songs
I can easily qualify this album as a serious butt kicker, even more so than the awesome 'Sonic Dynamite'. The album opens up with a short 'intro' piece with harmony vocals galore, before settling into the heavy groove of 'Shout', whereby the drums go into double time on the chorus. The subdued and prophetic 'Promised Land' reflects on the eternal conflict which embraces mankind, before offering us some hope with the track 'Trust The Wise Man'. Meanwhile, power is personified on 'He Took The World', a tale of authoritarian darkness (could this be Hitler we're talking about here?). 'Enslaved' throws the metronome out the window, with Zafiriou's kick drums working overtime on this one a la Dokken's 'Til The Living End'. Speed freaks beware! 'High As A Mountain' has that trademark PC69 sound before Koffler's guitar gets a case of Metallica-itis on 'Shadows Of Time'. They also chuck in a cover of the time honored chestnut 'Pinball Wizard', and give it a thorough 'Year 2001' going over. The bonus track 'One Time Is Not Enough' sees PC69 veer into Fair Warning territory, circa their 'Rainmaker' album. A change-up track for sure..


In Summary
I was really hanging out to see if there were any songs close to matching the superb 'The Spirit' off 'Sonic Dynamite'. Unfortunately not, but nonetheless, 'Endangered' is a continuation of PC 69's high velocity music, and completes an exceptional trio of albums over the last three years. I'm not sure if this was supposed to be the album to break them into the mega big-time. Perhaps they are already there? The band set themselves high standards and there is nothing to suggest anything different this time. A solid effort all round.


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#1 | reyno-roxx on July 17 2008 20:08:05
This band has continued to go from strength to strength.
 
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