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Lynn Allen - 2007 The Horse You Rode In On

ARTIST: Lynn Allen
ALBUM: The Horse You Rode In On
LABEL: RCS Records/Escape Music
YEAR: 2007


LINEUP: Billy Peiffer - vocals, guitars * Johnny 'Hal' Williamson - bass, backing vocals * Mark DeKalb - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 I Will If You Will * 02 Enough To Make Me Sober * 03 Warning Shot * 04 Leaving Las Vegas * 05 Michelle * 06 Would It Hurt You * 07 Mine * 08 What She's Doin * 09 Tonite Is Alright * 10 How Long



It seems like a helluva long time since you read anything anywhere about Iowa's favourite sons Lynn Allen. Once the darlings of the British AOR media a la Metal Forces, Boulevard, Billy Peiffer and his entourage have been around the block and back again since first making waves on the scene nearly twenty five years ago. Billy hasn't been idol though, Lynn Allen have released a few items over the years including a live DVD and several CD's. Despite that, it sure is a surprise to see a new album from Billy and his cohorts. The intervening years have seen very little sacrificed in the L.A musical style, and great to see no concessions being made for current day styles, the plague of modern day rock radio.

The Songs
Fun filled party styled anthems in the vein of Danger Danger is what Lynn Allen is all about. The band round out their predominantly guitar oriented sound with a few keyboard frills to pretty things up a bit. The opening strains of 'I Will If You Will' sets the scene for the rest of the album. Keyboards fill the spaces on 'Enough To Make Me Sober' as they do on 'Warning Shot', the latter containing a bit more intensity. The tempo shifts upwards as the band tell their tale about 'Leaving Las Vegas' (i wonder if they owed anyone any money?.. lol! Ed). Billy and the boys aim a few shots at the hard to please teaze called 'Michelle' - a long line in the list of ***kteasers that have been sung about by all and sundry. Toward the end of the album the band provide a couple of excellent AOR tunes in the shape of 'What She's Doin' and 'Tonite Is Alright'. Though there are no ballads on the album (how refreshing), the closer 'How Long' comes close, though it's still heavy handed to be considered as such.

In Summary
Overall an enjoyable album, and if you're familiar with the Lynn Allen discography, then this will come as no surprise. You won't see this album in the major online stores, so hop on over to the Lynn Allen website and pick up a copy. The cost won't you set you back a great deal, and considering the rubbish that is out there in the market place, you won't be missing anything provided by the majors. The Hellrazer is working on an interview with Billy Peiffer, so look for something real soon in the life and times of Lynn Allen - the band.

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#1 | david on October 30 2007 01:39:05
An old friend of mine, Mike Vergane discovered this band shortly before The Hellrazer.I remember getting a tape of their debut album.
#2 | KelvHellrazer on November 02 2007 13:20:48
Yep your exactly right, must try and track him down 4 ya m8clap
#3 | david on November 04 2007 06:45:47
Good to see you on the site Kelv. BTW thanks for the kix email.
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