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Blood Pressure Is Lower And Yet The Angels Live On

Fans of The Angels will find this album acceptable though at the same time, they may think this serving is somewhat more subdued than what they might be accustomed to hearing. One needs to take into consideration the hits this band has taken as far as their line up is concerned. While the blood pressure has been lowered, the pulse is occassionally eratic, but The Angels live on and this album is okay.

Gimme Some of that Love

This album is from the latter era of the Angels career and is sometimes paired with Left Hand Drive as a twofer. The killer track on here is Some of that Love, a pile-driving, no holds barred rocker that can stand tall with any song in their catalog. Also of note are the opening track Tear Me Apart and their cover of Ian Hunter's Once Bitten Twice Shy. Great White covered the Angels Face the Day and also covered this Hunter classic. Is this the Angels covering the band that covered them? Likely so. In Australia they call black widow spiders Red Backs, hence the title. This album has some bite too, but is the seventh or eighth best album out of the dozen or so they recorded. If only they had kept to the one name instead of being marketed in the USA under four different band names, who knows what might have happened.


Formed: 1973 in Australia

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Delivering raucous hard rock in the tradition of contemporaries like AC/DC and Rose Tattoo, the Angels are among the longest-lasting and most beloved bands ever to emerge from the Australian pub circuit. Their roots date back to 1973, when singer Doc Neeson and guitarist Rick Brewster first teamed up at university in an eccentric acoustic covers group dubbed the Moonshine Jug and String Band; by the following year they had begun adopting a more straightforward and electric approach, rechristening...
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