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Fate - 1986 A Matter Of Attitude



ARTIST: Fate
ALBUM: A Matter Of Attitude
LABEL: EMI/Capitol
SERIAL: 13 9662 1, 12570, CDP 74 6568 2 (CD)
YEAR: 1986
CD REISSUE: 2004, MTM Music, 0681-105

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Jeff 'Lox' Limbo - vocals * Hank Sherman - guitars * Pete Steiner - bass, keyboards * Bob Lance - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 I Won't Stop * 02 Hard As A Rock * 03 Can't Stand Losing You * 04 Point Of No Return * 05 Hunter * 06 Summer Love * 07 Farrah * 08 Get Up And Go * 09 Limbo A Go Go * 10 Do It * 11 Hardcore Romance (Bonus) * 12 Memories Of You (Bonus)

WEBLINKS: www.fatetheband.com


Background
Probably one of the best Danish albums to be released. Only problem is.. it sure don't sound Danish! Fate, on this their second album, move into pure North American sounding melodic rock, in fact doing such a convincing job you'd be hard pressed to think they come from Denmark. The debut album released the year before was a hard hitting Euro metal release, very melodic, but more in keeping with bands from that era a la Victory, Vengeance and fellow Danes Pretty Maids. Sure there were some commercial overtones evident, but these really didn't strike home until 'A Matter Of Attitude'. A great image, superb songs, and the production is absolutely stunning.


The Songs
The opening trio of songs in 'I Won't Stop', 'Hard As A Rock', and the totally brilliant 'Can't Stand Losing You' will leave you breathless.. 'Point Of No Return' is full of bombastic keyboards and hi-octane guitar from the ex King Diamond axe king Hank Sherman. 'Hunter' sounds very much like primetime Shy, while 'Summerlove' is a glorious hooky affair with a sublime chorus. Despite the dopey name, 'Limbo A Go Go' is a classic slice of AOR, with melodic acoustic guitars prevalent through the verses. The last track 'Do It' is an old rag time blues shuffle that only David Lee Roth could pull off. Hilarious to listen to, but great that they can pull it off this convincingly.


In Summary
Fate went on to make two other albums 'Cruisin' For A Bruisin' and 'Scratch 'n' Sniff', though both contained changes to the band lineup. This album despite the relative shortness of it's 37.54 playing time is a regular attendee on the old CD player, and by all accounts is now a very hard album to track down, and has probably been bootlegged to hell!. Readers of this site will already know this is a must have album. You will not be disappointed. Footnote: The good people at MTM Music in Germany have done the decent thing and finally got this album out as part of their Classix series. Now this is a bonafide classic! Well done chaps.


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#1 | Jez on June 13 2008 11:15:23
My fave of the Fate catologue and a Must have if you're a Scandie rock fan - up there with the best of them.
#2 | Vincenzo on October 06 2011 10:10:11
One of the best melodic Hard Rock album from scandi scene.
#3 | gdazegod on October 06 2011 13:16:08
Agreed. Amazing album!
 
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