Thursday, 22 October 2009

Stratus - Throwing Shapes (1984, Steel Trax)

Version reviewed: 2008 remaster by Krescendo Records.

I bought this album for some reason. I basically fell in love with the quintessentially eighties NWBHM/New Wave hybrid anthem "Run for Your Life" after hearing it on the soundtrack for "Class of Nuke 'Em High". I'm not even sure why I like it - it's catchy, sure, and not that annoying for an eighties shiterock song - but it is so fucking cheesy. Maybe I long for a world where a band could put out a song with some palm-muting, some big chords and a big catchy chorus. Now that's just "too easy".

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