Ian Hunter's Dirty Laundry (Norsk Platep ID CD 44)
||Originally intended to be a solo album by Casino Steel and a few friends,this eventually saw the light of day as an Ian Hunter album. Featuring a line up including John Plain and Glen Matlock, this album has several plus points going for it before you even give it a spin.|
Put it in your CD player and it lives up to all expectations and then some. With songwriting and vocal contributions from most of the participants, the quality remains high, yet varied. Each of the tracks sound vaguely familiar, but you can't quite put your finger on where you've heard them before, and that's precisely what makes the record so good.
They've managed to take all the best elements from The Stones and Dylan to, well I'm still trying to work out who, and combine them effortlessly to make a winning formula. Tracks like "Good Girls", "Never Trust A Blonde" and "Another Fine Mess" will have you hooked instantly and any that don't get you on the first play, will definitely have you on the second.
Hanson (August 1998)
Originally appeared in 'Ramones UK Fan Club Newsletter' No.18.
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