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Rox (UK) - 2016 The Teenteeze EP



ARTIST: Rox (UK)
ALBUM: The Teenteeze EP
LABEL: Self Released
YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Sebastian Kozak - vocals * Paul Diamond - guitars * Red Hot Red - guitars

TRACK LISTING: 01 Hot Love In The City * 02 Do Ya Feel Like Lovin' * 03 Love Ya Like A Diamond

WEBLINKS: Rox FB Page


Background
Initially coming to my attention in the early 80's and, somewhat unfortunately getting themselves lumped in with the NWOBHM movement. I say unfortunately as their musical sensibilities were more akin to the US stadia rock of the likes of KISS, Angel and Starz rather than the 'meat and potatoes' approach of the Brits. But back then along with the likes of Silverwing, ROX were proudly flying the flag for UK Glam metal, but whether it was apathy or just being a band out of time (or place) they sadly didn't last and folded soon after. But we arrive here in 2017 with the nucleus of the band still in place and they have seen fit to rekindle old friendships and to get back into the studio to recreate/record the classic 'Hot Love In The City' EP.


The Songs
Although the original was recorded on a shoestring budget and very much a DIY project, it retains a charm and a presence even to this day, so it begs the question does it need a reworking? Well yes, with more studio technology at their fingertips ROX have managed to put together a real gem and build upon the original songs that now have a real sense of flash and bravado.. and a certain amount of maturity too, these three tracks positively bristle with power and energy. 'Hot Love In The City' flies out of the traps with a real intensity and swagger, and it's still all there with Kozak's distinct and insistent vocals and the twin guitars of Red Hot and Diamond bursting forth, and the lyrics are, of course great fun, with their tongues still planted firmly in their cheeks. 'Do Ya Feel Like Lovin' is again a paean from the more politically incorrect times and has a chorus that have you singing along in seconds. And finally 'Love Ya Like A Diamond' is the jewel in the crown, with a real epic feel to it, from its Angel like keyboard intro this song has the lot, some real muscle and not without a little subtly too. Everything is nicely produced as well, with a real crispness and clarity to everything.


In Summary
I'm assured that there is more to come from the band, which is great news. Anyone hankering after a taste of good old UK Glam Metal/Pop will, I'm sure be more than happy to give this little beauty a spin. This EP is magnificently overblown in every way possible as befitting their illustrious influences. The self proclaimed ' Titans Of Teenteeze' are well and truly back, and not before time too. Although not yet available as a hard copy, it can be streamed at the following link: Click here...


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#1 | reyno-roxx on January 29 2017 08:45:03
Had the pleasure of seeing Rox at the now legendary Peel Hotel, Leeds gig then later on at the Marquee in London while Mr Kozak was fronting the group. ''Twas a sad day indeed when he was ousted, but they are now back after all these years and in top form.
#2 | sebakozak on January 29 2017 10:51:43
Brilliant review. Thanks Malcolm!
#3 | sebakozak on January 29 2017 10:53:37
Still have the bootlegs of those two shows Dave, courtesy of John Watson.
#4 | reyno-roxx on January 29 2017 14:05:38
Legendary gigs Seb. Those were the days when it cost £20 return on the train from Sussex to Leeds. Probably cheaper to fly now. Steve Hammonds and I were very kindly looked after by the Watson family that weekend. Good times.
#5 | sebakozak on January 29 2017 15:35:45
If memory serves me correctly Dave, you and Steve were selling the 'White Lightning' fanzine and Rox single...
#6 | reyno-roxx on January 29 2017 16:44:58
Indeed we were, at a table stand near the stairs. Still had a great view of the stage.
I still have issues 1 and 2 of 'White Lightning', but someone ran off with my remaining 3.
#7 | sebakozak on January 31 2017 17:51:25
Dave, where's Geoff?!
#8 | reyno-roxx on January 31 2017 22:25:30
I was told he had retired. Not sure how definite that is.
#9 | sebakozak on February 03 2017 12:29:09
Heard the same Dave but that he was still occasionally contributing to Classic Rock.
#10 | Explorer on February 19 2017 17:02:17
Will be available as a limited edition CD probably late March. https://www.faceb...itterkidz/
#11 | Explorer on March 02 2017 19:28:09
As of 14th April this thrilling EP will be available as a Physical CD, and can be purchased through the usual online outlets (Amazon etc) as well as good record shops (and probably some bad ones too).
#12 | sebakozak on March 08 2017 13:59:39
 
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