LUCIFER'S FRIEND

Mean Machine ( + 9 bonus tracks)

22,58 €

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    1 One Way Street to Heartbreak 4:38
    2 Hey Driver 4:13
    3 Fire and Rain 4:41
    4 Mean Machine 1:09
    5 Cool Hand Killer 4:59
    6 Action 4:02
    7 Born to the City 4:13
    8 One Night Sensation 4:45
    9 Let Me Down Slow 3:40
    10 Bye Bye Sadie 3:17
    Bonus Tracks
    11 Old Man Roller 3:39
    12 Stardancer (7' Single, A Side) 4:02
    13 1999 (7' Single, B Side) 4:24
    14 Writing in the Wall 4:44
    15 Stardancer (12' Single, A Side) 5:16
    16 1999 (12' Single, B Side) 5:12
    17 Moonshine Rider 5:33
    18 Sweet Little Lady 4:39
    19 Fugitive 7:30

    More info

    After the Lucifer's Friend albums with Mike Starrs, there was yet another fascicle to deliver, by this vey good and underrated German band, and with the British singer John Lawton again, who returned after his adventure in Uriah Heep.
    Lucifer's Friend are better-known because of their first, self-titled LP, though they released more albums, some even better than that debut, namely 'I'm just a rock 'n' roll singer' or the surprising 'Banquet', well 'Mean machine' is not deemed one of their top works, though it's a very good album, in my opinion, showcasing a sort of orthodox and early 80s' hard rock, also with heavy metal touches, like in 'Mean machine/Cool hand killer' or 'One night sensation', both tracks having reminiscences of Rainbow, and being two of the highlights here.
    The sound of 'Mean machine' is definitely heavier than their stuff with the vocalist Mike Starrs (too AOR/disco-oriented), but unfortunately they would disband after this invigorating and inspired record...other outstanding songs here come with 'Hey driver', 'Born to the city' and the upbeat rock & roll 'Bye bye Sadie' that closes the album.
    An –already- mature version of the band would have a late and momentary comeback, in the 90s, repackaged as 'Lucifer's Friend II featuring John Lawton', and with a CD entitled 'Sumogrip', released in 1994 and practically ignored, nonetheless the career of the old an fresh Lucifer's Friend ended with this 'Mean machine', which is a fun and very good record, in the fashion of a Whitesnake, Rainbow and, why not, the softer NwoBhm side.

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    Mean Machine ( + 9 bonus tracks)

    Mean Machine ( + 9 bonus tracks)

    1 One Way Street to Heartbreak 4:38
    2 Hey Driver 4:13
    3 Fire and Rain 4:41
    4 Mean Machine 1:09
    5 Cool Hand Killer 4:59
    6 Action 4:02
    7 Born to the City 4:13
    8 One Night Sensation 4:45
    9 Let Me Down Slow 3:40
    10 Bye Bye Sadie 3:17
    Bonus Tracks
    11 Old Man Roller 3:39
    12 Stardancer (7' Single, A Side) 4:02
    13 1999 (7' Single, B Side) 4:24
    14 Writing in the Wall 4:44
    15 Stardancer (12' Single, A Side) 5:16
    16 1999 (12' Single, B Side) 5:12
    17 Moonshine Rider 5:33
    18 Sweet Little Lady 4:39
    19 Fugitive 7:30

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