Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
Neal Schon - 1989 The The...
Valentine - 1990 Where Ar...
Burns Sisters - 1989 Answ...
Distance - 1989 Speech Of...
Distance - 1989 Softly Sp...
Well her real name is Fra...
It is weird that her firs...
Franne Golde - 1980 The N...
Masquerade - 1992 Sudden ...
I look to the sky with a ...
Lame arsed Home Counties...
Filth. Utter, Utter, Utter.
Another fine example of a...
For me Salisbury is their...
You must login to post a message.

19-11-2017 09:44
Burn (UK) will have their new album 'Ice Age' released in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on Nov 22. The album is then released worldwide on Jan 19th 2018 via Melodicrock Records.

19-11-2017 09:40
I was a bit cranky last week, waiting for various things to happen with the website transition. God it's good to be back. Didn't Gary Glitter sing a song like that? dogrun

19-11-2017 07:06
Note to all Members. Please review your Message inboxes. Some of these are getting rather large. Thanks.

19-11-2017 03:05
OK, all the YouTube videos are working again. Just use the YT link, and then encase in tags [ youtube] at the start, [/ youtube] at the end. Cool. Thumbs Up

12-11-2017 02:39
Starting to crank out some reviews now. Woah!

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 2009 Articles » Pretty Wild - 2009 All The Way
Pretty Wild - 2009 All The Way

ARTIST: Pretty Wild
ALBUM: All The Way
LABEL: Swedmetal Records
YEAR: 2009
SPONSOR: Swedmetal Records


LINEUP: Ivan (Ivve) Höglund - vocals * Krizzy Field - guitars * Kim Chevélle - bass * Johnny Benson - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Wanna Get It On * 02 Hard On You * 03 For So Long * 04 Soldier Of Love * 05 Midnight Gypsy * 06 Open Up Your Eyes * 07 The Fists Of Fury * 08 All The Young Dudes * 09 Soldier Of Love (acoustic)


WEBLINKS: www.prettywildband.com

Thanks to a recent delivery courtesy of Swedmetal Records, we can present a couple of interesting bands on their roster which are a perfect fit for this site. And I gotta say.. the Swedes do it again. 2007 bought us the excellent C.C Rock, and in 2009 and in keeping with the same style and flavour, we are delivered Pretty Wild. These guys are pretty good!! There are ample amounts of L.A hair metal from the late 80's/early 90's era, with a nod to the likes of Ratt and Enuff Znuff. Last year, the band were featured on the 'Glam Nation Vol 1' compilation CD, plus their initial material was released Stateside on Demon Doll Records. However since then, the band have been picked up for European distribution through Swedmetal. So what do we know about these boys? Well, the band are from Malmo Sweden, and were formed in 2006 by guitarist Calle Faldt (Krizzy Field). Their image is somewhat glam, think Crashdiet and bands of that ilk. Talking of them, the album was produced by Crashdiet's Martin Sweet. So you know there is a connection. Interestingly, Ivan Hoglund handles the vocals here, plus he is a member of new Gothenberg based AORsters Eye.. recently mentioned over at the GD newsdesk.

The Songs
There are six originals (as per the Demon Doll release), plus two additional reworked tracks added to this CD for a point of difference. Put your C.C Rock hat on for a moment, and 'All The Way' sounds as if it has been written by them. Perfect start, a bright and breezy opening. 'Time' slam dunks in the best L.A hair metal tradition, great chugging guitars and an attitude born of the street. This one should have Kelv Hellrazer chasing ambulances down the street! 'Let The Good Times Roll' is not The Cars version, but a self composed effort. There are two renditions on the CD. The alternate version is an acoustic ballad and sounds wonderful. The pitch/tuning of the ballad version is higher, and the arrangement is well produced, swimming in acoustic guitars and synths. Things move in a Ratt direction on 'Shockin' Teen', imagine 'Out Of The Cellar' played in a slight glam style and this is what you get. 'Dangerous' features some Enuff Znuff riffs, the whole song coming off with a party anthem feel. The live version is even kick ass! Another standout is the melodious 'Take It Off', complete with a foot stomping rampant backbeat, infectious choruses and high flying guitar licks.

In Summary
A truly enjoyable little romp through the Pretty Wild universe will take you just under 30 minutes to experience. You can hear most of these for yourself on their MySpace page. In the meantime, I will keep an eye on their progress with much interest.

All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.

This article has been tagged
Tags: Pretty Wild 
No Comments have been Posted.
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

100% 100% 0% [No Votes]
95% 95% 0% [No Votes]
90% 90% 100% [1 Vote]
85% 85% 0% [No Votes]
80% 80% 0% [No Votes]
75% 75% 0% [No Votes]
70% 70% 0% [No Votes]
65% 65% 0% [No Votes]
60% 60% 0% [No Votes]
55% 55% 0% [No Votes]
50% 50% 0% [No Votes]
45% 45% 0% [No Votes]
40% 40% 0% [No Votes]
35% 35% 0% [No Votes]
30% 30% 0% [No Votes]
25% 25% 0% [No Votes]
20% 20% 0% [No Votes]
15% 15% 0% [No Votes]
10% 10% 0% [No Votes]
Articles Cloud
Genocide - 1982 Too Long, Magnum - 2009 Into The Valley Of The Moonking, Unicorn - 1976 Too Many Crooks, Lukather, Steve - 1989 Lukather, House Of Mirrors - 2006 Desolation, Lake - 2014 Wings Of Freedom, O'Brien, Michael - 1990 Michael O'Brien, Moore, Gary - 1983 Victims Of The Future, Helloween - 1985 Helloween Mini LP, 7 Days - 2006 The Weight Of The World, Bonrud, Paul - 2004 Interview 03, Hott Roxx - 1978 Rock N Roll's Gone Hollywood, Event - 2003 Scratching At The Surface, Mills, Darby (And The Unsung Heroes) - 1991 Never Look Back, Cupples, Peter - 1984 Half The Effort Twice The Effect
Dogpound Keel Absolute Zero Winterhawk Wounded Bird Nantucket Bad Habit Rock Candy Records Reckless Chuck Carrier David Lee Roth Roko Talon (USA) Platitude 9th Street Keely Keeling EP Fatal Attraction Bullet (Sweden) David Isaacs State Cows Dare Uncle Sid Citadel House Of Games Various Artists Soundtrack Nazareth Avalon (USA) Frank And Howdy Hawks Rob Rock Blue Cartoon George Hatcher H.E.A.T (Sweden)
All Tags
Search DDG