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Artist: Bittersweet

Title: Loaded Up

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Category: Glam/Hard Rock

Year: 2004

Label: Retrospect Records

Catalog Number: RR-001-04


David Shaw vocals
Stephen Shaw guitars
Mike Jolly guitars,keyboards
Craig Dailey bass
Joe Jordan drums

Guitarist Stephen Shaw was formerly in the band Rock Candy


Disc 1
1.  Love Loaded  
2.  Money Man  
3.  Bought & Sold - Love Fade Away  
4.  Outlawed  
5.  Take A stand For Me  
6.  Like The Wind  
7.  High Road To Heaven  
8.  Guitar Solo - Stephen Shaw  
9.  Shot 'Round The World  
10.  Living In America  

Disc 2
11.  Loaded Up  
12.  Down To The Wire  
13.  Loco-Motion  
14.  Tear It Down  
15.  Under The Gun  
16.  Wild Ones  
17.  Falling For Your Love  
18.  Paradise  
19.  Spread Your Wings  
20.  Bad Bitch Broken Woman  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Joe Dolan Date: February 24, 2004 at 20:23
I'd be honored to put the first comment - Thanks to all the guys from Bittersweet for letting me make this great disc. You all deserve this, and thanks to everyone who has supported the project since day one!!!! This is for you!!!

From: Joe Dolan Date: February 24, 2004 at 20:24
oh yeah - get your copy at

From: Kim Date: February 25, 2004 at 23:31
Great music never dies!!!

From: Randy M. Date: February 27, 2004 at 18:58
Remember when music was fun? Well, this cd reminds me of those days....cheers to the guys at Retrospect for dusting this one off and giving it the official release it deserves.

From: Shawman Date: March 7, 2004 at 3:36
Joe thanks for making our dreams come true!!! I believe in you- David

From: David Shaw Date: March 7, 2004 at 4:01
To everyone of our fans.... Thank you so much for your belief,love and goodwill... If you would like to contact me personally please feel free to email me Joe Dolan is masterful and is a rising star in the music industry.... Cheers!! David Shaw- Bittersweet

From: bones-327 Date: March 7, 2004 at 14:06
Hey, if you love good music that ranges in influence from Led Zeppelin to the Foo Fighters, check out Bittersweet's Loaded Up!! I was very suprised at how fresh and solid these guys are.... TSBones

From: The Dogg Date: March 8, 2004 at 18:19
It's fun good time kick ass rock & roll. no rap, no gimmiks just straight in your face kick ass fun!!!

From: josh Date: March 8, 2004 at 22:11
Bittersweet are a great fresh sounding, kick ass rock and roll band... Keep music like Bittersweet's coming....

From: T-Bone Date: March 11, 2004 at 16:35
I love what I hear so far! I can't wait to get my copy

From: josh Date: March 15, 2004 at 13:39
This is some damn good classic 80's rock and roll!!! I love everything I heard so far... Does anyone know if Bittersweet is touring?

From: T-Bone Date: March 15, 2004 at 20:24
OK...I finally got my copy and I'm Rockin' out here! Great Job Mr. Joe Dolan!!! Keep getting out the obscurities for us to hear! For the rest of you, this is a great bargin for 2 CD's full of great 80's style tunage.

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From: Whiplash1972 Date: March 15, 2004 at 20:51
Yes, I second that T-Bone....job well done Mr. Dolan. Straight ahead 80s hard rock....ahhh, ain't nothing better! Now let's get that Rock Candy 'Sucker For a Pretty Face' re-released, and we'll be smoking! LoL!

From: JT- RI music lo Date: March 16, 2004 at 16:15
I got a copy of the Bittersweet today and it is awesome!!!! Check out tracks like Outlawed and Living In America.... Love Loaded realyy rocks also.... Cheers

From: Joe Dolan Date: March 16, 2004 at 21:53
Thanks for all the kind words everyone. I'll keep making them FOREVER!!! About the question is Bittersweet touring, they haven't played together for over ten years. You can reach Stephen Shaw for comment through a link on the Retrospect Records website. It is under his solo disc posting. Great news, we will be releasing Boston superheros FLESH, SUPERZERO and OK PANIC over the next few months. Please check back at for more information, and above all - thanks to everyone.

From: JT-Music logic Date: March 19, 2004 at 11:56
Bittersweet!These guys have it pegged... If you love great, damn melodic 80's Rock, Check these guys out ...

From: JT- RI Music lo Date: March 26, 2004 at 13:06
YAH !!!! Go Retrospect Records Joe Dolan.. Picking up Black Jack!! If you are a music lover and you haven't gone to yet to check out BitterSweet, Rock Candy, Superzero then man are you in for a suprise... Cheers!!!

From: Retrospect Date: April 21, 2004 at 20:46
Bittersweet and Rock Candy can both be heard now on - - Thanks to StickMan for making that available. EVERYONE SHOULD SIGN UP - IT'S FREE AND YOU GET ALL THE BEST ROCK FROM THE ERA WE LOVE!!!!! Just click and listen - instant rock unity. - SEE YOU THERE ....

From: bowlie-rocks Date: April 30, 2004 at 17:22
GET THIS CD!!!! Joe Dolan, thanks 4 making this finally. If you could now make Rock Candy pleeze, and thanks for getting it to me right away. I want the blackjacks CD NEXT. Bittersweet is a fuckin' great band!!! Better than Poison, Bon Jovi and Dokken. Steven Shaw is a gitar GOD! rulez!!!

From: yah yah Date: May 24, 2004 at 14:23
YO if you haven't gone to Retrospect Records and checked out all the Hotttt releases then you are are doing you ears a diservice... b

From: Christine Date: May 30, 2004 at 5:24
This is the best thing I've heard in ages! I think I'll start bugging the crap out of Logan and Trunk to get this played on the Boneyard... and anyone else with XM, please do the same. This deserves some serious airplay!

From: Thanos Date: June 14, 2004 at 0:09
Bittersweet is an excellent band!!! Check out the review at And then get your CD from!!!! Hard rock music at its best!!!!!

From: David Date: August 18, 2004 at 6:25
One of Metal Mayhem's up coming releases is by a band called Bitter Suite, different band all together but just as good!! That's right this band sound like Paradise's Light The Fire. It will sure be a huge hit in the Melodic Rock/Hard Rock circles. It's great to see the hard rock industry on its way back:-)

From: Geoff Date: August 18, 2004 at 7:54
Although I still prefer the mighty Rock Candy release this is a great one and I must thank all who are responsible for it's release. Great commercial hard rock - and 2 CDs of it! Great songs everywhere and a great addition to any commercial hard rock loving fiend's collection. Awesome stuff!

From: AOR freaky Date: August 18, 2004 at 14:18
Don't see or hear what's special about this ! Just one of the hundreds of records made in this genre ! Straight ahead rock, and nothing more ! No hooks, little melody ! Just average, very average !

From: TheRipper Date: August 18, 2004 at 14:38
This stuff is very good, and far from average... I am glad Joe released this, as it's very much in the vein of Rack Candy, Raquel, and even hints of Child's Play... AWESOME release of cuts that never saw the light of day that should have had a shot over many bands that did. RECOMMENDED!

From: figgy Date: April 29, 2005 at 23:22
Not bad at all.Good musicianship but not great.Definately 80's style approach.Production isn't bad either.Has that 80's style look to them as well.

From: z4roxx Date: November 13, 2005 at 11:01
I hope someone can re-issue on cd the Ez-Access material,maybe one of the finest commercial hard rock/glam bands ever heard before,really a shame they did only have a cassette in 1991 and an unreleased cd on 1994.If you don t believe me please let's go to listen to them on,you'll can download all their awesome material'.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: November 3, 2006 at 19:28
Very Good of course no confundais con Better Sweet Alley ambos son muy buenos y sobre E-Z Access como dice el Gran z4roxx forca Italia lo puedes escuchar en motorcityrock no perdais tiempo y date un salto por alla tendras muchas sorpresas.

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: January 27, 2008 at 4:24
GOOD CD 81/100 LATE 80's HAIR METAL like a mix of DANGER DANGER/DAMN YANKEES/WARRANT/LITTERER The only low point is the sound quality of some old demos but the songs are great and the guitar players are good :P There is now a new cover&booklet much better thanks to RETROSPECT REC BUY IT

From: andi Date: October 15, 2011 at 17:23
Oh i have to laugh so much....someone really has written Bittersweet is similar to Led Zeppelin and Foo which world do you leave....which Band have you heard???No nono....even i heard Part 1 about the Album and i think style is a little bit similar to Def Leppardīs"Euphoria" and Shyīs "Misspenth Youth".....good Melodic Hardrock Album but not the Kick ass one!!!

From: andi Date: October 24, 2011 at 14:28
Heard Band one more time and i canīt believe that this Album is from 2004 cause Soundīs like 1988!!!Songs are great just similar to Bands like Poison,Warrant and Casanova!!!

From: hair metal again Date: September 27, 2012 at 11:11
excellent commercial hard rock release from back in the day!it reminds me of Tyketto ,Danger Danger and Lillian Axe and suggest you buy it immediately!fantastic guitar work ,excellent songwriting and the right commercial approach is all over both cds.highlights are "bought&sold-love fade away","like the wind" and "down to the wire"!87-92 was the golden era of hard rock music and BITERSWEET justify this 100%

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