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Artist: Stage Dolls

Title: Stripped

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Category: AOR

Year: 1991

Label: Polygram

Catalog Number: 849 402-2


Torstein Flakne vocals, guitars
Terje Storti bass
Steinar Krokstad drums


1.  Stand By You  
2.  Life in America  
3.  Left Foot Boogie  
4.  Love Don't Bother Me  
5.  Money  
6.  Sorry (is All I Can Say)  
7.  In the Heat  
8.  Let's Get Crazy  
9.  Goodbye to Amy  
10.  Rock This City  
11.  Livin' on Borrowed Love  
12.  Down on Me  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: koogles Date: January 1, 2002 at 18:05
Unappealing change of style from earlier, more melodic leanings. Bad move.

From: Jesse James Date: April 5, 2002 at 21:52
Very good melodic rock & roll album! More rock and less AOR than "S/T", but nevertheless a killer album, very impressive.

From: Trondheim - Nor Date: July 13, 2002 at 16:32
Stage Dolls will forever be reminded for being one of Norwegians best rock band!! We owe you everything Mr. Flakne!! And to the other fans i the world, Stage Dolls are still going strong!!

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: July 21, 2002 at 11:54
Escuchas este y escuchas el anterior y te preguntas ¿Por que este cambio?Ah,que han llegado los 90,ahora impera el Hard Rock,vamos a hacer Hard Rock,y lo hicieron en este,pero no pasa por ser un gran disco,uno mas del MONTON.ME ESPERABA MAS.

From: Pierre Date: July 21, 2002 at 14:48
Rough translation : "Listening this and listening the previous one and you ask yourself So that this change?Ah, that have arrived the 90, now reigns the Hard Rock, we are going to make Hard Rock, and they did it in this, but it does not happen being a great disc, one but of the 'MONTON' " Hey... Are you crazy ? This is AOR, and in the genre this is one hell of a good album ! Period.

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: July 22, 2002 at 11:29
Rectifico,Pierre.Esto no es Hard Rock,vale.Lo dejare en AOR con toque rockero,vale.Ahora bien, que es del MONTON...ESTO NO LO CAMBIO.5.5/10

From: Pierre Date: July 22, 2002 at 23:57
9,80 / 10

From: Sunless star Date: August 20, 2002 at 11:04
Creo que ellos hacen simplemente rock, no les daría ninguna otra etiqueta, y creo que es cierto que no es tan bueno como el azul, pero pienso que es muy bueno, con algunas grandes canciones. Creo que la única diferencia está en la producción, que sí pienso que sigue la tendencia de los 90, pero el azul seguía la de los 80. Si no en los temas, yo creo que un disco tiene que sonar (en la producción) a la época en la que está hecho. Y no por ello ya es grunge o alternativo, sino actual...

From: AC Date: September 23, 2002 at 9:29
But who knows where to find the lyrics? Specifically for Love Don't Bother Me. I can't understand all the words perfectly and I hate to sing along wrong.

From: Torstein Date: September 23, 2002 at 9:41
And we're dancin' to the beat of the drum - baby Dancin' in the mornin' sun - baby Like the moon we've been up all the night Pretending everything's allright Heaven knows we're like fire & ice - baby You hold me like I would run away - baby And I can't give you the promise I'd stay - baby When you tell me I don't really care And how I treat you so unfair Girl I've taken more than I can bare I know I love ya - but I'm tired of ya (...)

From: Torstein Date: September 23, 2002 at 9:43
Love don't bother me - don't bother me (x3) Don't bother me at all In a while I'm gonna leave you alone You say time will kill the pain when I'm gone - baby From the moment I walk out that door Hopin' for some miracle cure You say Boy with this you can be sure This means forever - it's now or never Love don't bother me - don't bother me (x3) Don't bother me at all (...)

From: Torstein Date: September 23, 2002 at 9:43
And we're dancin' to the beat of the drum - baby Dancin' in the mornin' sun - baby And I'm fightin' with my worried mind There's a moment when you cross the line Is it love I'm gonna feel this time Nothin's forever - it's now or never Love don't bother me - don't bother me (x3) Don't bother me at all --------------------------- Hope that helps !

From: Gar Date: November 13, 2002 at 15:49
This one's a little too slick and polished for my tastes. I thought with a title like "Stripped" the songs would have a rawer edge. This is just commercial pop.

From: Teo_3 Date: December 19, 2002 at 21:19
Very good follow up to the first great album.9/10

From: scan-dahl Date: March 20, 2003 at 0:04
hey teo_3: the follow up to the first great album ? the first album was "soldiers gun", then came "commandos" and then the self titled 3`rd album. so this is actually the 4`th album.bud this is not as good as the first 3.

From: Teo_3 Date: March 20, 2003 at 1:32
Yes my friend indeed you are correct, but i insist that the first "great" album is their self titled. The first two are good as well but not in total as the self titled. This is an excellent album with absolutely no mediocre tracks on it. And of course this is my opinion only. Cheers.

From: Federico Date: March 28, 2003 at 15:38
I agree with Koogles this is too much light AOR, love don't bother me was a good single, but the rest of ht album bother me a little.

From: Gar Date: April 1, 2003 at 6:47
Listened to this again earlier today. I'm beginning to like it more. A lot of the songs sound like a cross between what Bryan Adams and Don Henley were doing in the 80's. This is solid Radio-friendly rock. A few songs I didn't care for, but the majority are pretty good.

From: jsmnavarro Date: July 27, 2003 at 10:12
Great cd too!! More rockin´, but absolute fantastic. Listen to "Stand by you", "Life in America" (fantastic song!), "Love don´t bother me" (they say it´s the best Stage Dolls song ever...), "In the heat", "Sorry (is all I can say), "Living on borrowed love" (super cool!), "Down on me" or "Rock this city". Pretty, pretty good!! jsmnavarro@lycos.com

From: Scandinavia Date: July 27, 2003 at 15:41
I was amazed to find out STAGEDOLLS wrote "Love don't bother me"...A famous Danish female singer called SANNE SALOMONSEN (alias ROCKMAMA) made a cover version of the song and it became a number 1 hit in Denmark some years ago...Always thought she wrote that song...Amazing track anyway! The aforementioned Rockmama also sang backing vocals on an EASY ACTION (Kee Marcello)release in the 80s...Cool!

From: Scandinavia Date: October 3, 2003 at 18:53
Now I don't know what to believe...Please help me out!!! Who the hell wrote "Love Don't Bother Me"????

From: jsm Date: October 4, 2003 at 10:14
To Scandinavia: Stage Dolls (Well, Torstein Flakne)wrote "Love do not bother me". Sanne Salomonsen made a cover version. jsmnavarro@lycos.com

From: Scandinavia Date: October 4, 2003 at 16:09
Thanx dude! That cleared my mind a bit...

From: jsm Date: October 5, 2003 at 15:19
Ok Scandinavia Cheers jsm

From: Blue Tequila Date: January 3, 2004 at 14:10
Sounds similiar to late 80's Bad Company. Very average stuff here that doesn't really go anywhere.

From: TIM (2) Date: July 13, 2004 at 4:58
They changed their style a little and then tried to cover it up by releasing the ballad "Love Don't Bother Me" as the single. Despite being their weakest album by far, it's worth getting purely for the two absolute killer tracks: "Life in America" (a mega hit single if ever there was one) and "Sorry" (which has to be in the top 10 of all-time AOR ballads...). The rest, including the re-work of "Left Foot Boogie" from their debut album, would be fillers on their other albums. 4/10.

From: Steve McDonald Date: September 8, 2004 at 8:48
It took me a couple of spins of this CD to really get into it for me. The more i listen to it the more i love it. I paid almos $12 for mine on ebay a few months ago. "love don't bother me" and "sorry" are most definetly highlights for me. It's stripped back AOR done at it's best. I want to hear some of their older cd's they made before this one.

From: Geoff Date: September 19, 2004 at 21:12
I will not lie - I do not like this album at all. Just very plain, awful "boogie" flavoured rock - does not sit well in my stomach. BUT, I will also not lie and admit that 'Sorry (Is all I can say' is far and away one of my favourite songs ever. Sincere, heartfelt and just amazing. 'Love don't bother me' is a cool song too. Shame about the rest.

From: Mediaab Date: December 7, 2005 at 9:00
Best thing with the Norwegian rock band Stage Dolls is that even though they do not release albums that often, always when they do, it's a killer!! This cd, follow up to the extremely well-crafted 1988-album, is full of classic melodic rock in the same style we are used to from this trio. Actually it is a mix of all the previous albums, including also two splendid ballads in Love don't bother me and Sorry is all I can say. In the heat, though not released as a single, is another favourite!!

From: juan carlos Date: July 5, 2007 at 10:50
Basicamente Rock con sus buenas melodías pero de AOR nada. "Life in America" es de lejos el mejor, "Love Don't Bother Me" y la baladita "Sorry (is All I Can Say)" en segundo rango. "Goodbye to Amy" me gusta mucho y los temas Rockeros tienen tambien su gusto: "In The Heat" es muy buena, la voz de Flakne se acopla muy bien y los coros bien puestos. No un mal disco ni maravilloso tampoco. Muy Disfrutable si no eres de los Puristas. 8.5/10

From: hair metal again Date: October 27, 2010 at 11:19
good release by STAGE DOLLS with some amazing songs like "sorry (is all i can say)" and "love dont bother me".overall there is a change in their sound with less keys and more guitarish riffs without being heavy.the result is good but i think it doesnt fit them.sometimes good "stand by you",sometimes average "down on me".overall a good release

From: tomdwa Date: April 11, 2020 at 8:01
I don't care for this one too much, it wanders quite a distance away from the aor-melodic rock path. Love don't bother me is about the only track that makes this disc worthwhile.

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