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Artist: Heavy Pettin

Title: Big Bang

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Heavy Pettin Big Bang Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1989

Label: FM Revolver (Germany)

Catalog Number: WKFM XD 130




1.  Born to Burn  3:25
2.  Romeo  4:58
3.  Lonely People  5:18
4.  This Is America  5:26
5.  Looking For Love  4:45
6.  Madonna On the Radio!  3:21
7.  Don't Call It Love  4:20
8.  Heaven Scent  3:50
9.  Two Hearts  4:50
Total Running Time:  40:13

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Existing comments about this CD

From: ted Date: March 30, 2002 at 20:07
compra o muere grandioso AOR de una banda muy infravalorada por cr´tica y publico de lo mejor del british rock sin duda

From: Steve T Date: July 26, 2002 at 11:46
Saw the band do Romeo as a possible inclusion in the Eurovision Song Contest and was appalled. Lost interest right there and then. Poor management and lack of good songs killed the band stone dead.

From: BERNARD CASARIN Date: July 26, 2002 at 23:31

From: Andre Tekken Date: July 31, 2002 at 12:05
Different from previous albuns.THIS ONE is really AOR!It is different but still sounds Heavy Pettin!Never(happy sounding)rock sounded so great!Still kinda Biff Bifford's(from Saxon)but more high pitched vocals!Lots of melodic keyboards!Type of radio friendly tunes!Worth buying for aor listeners!As an AOR effort 85/10!

From: sergeant fury Date: November 6, 2002 at 15:58
this is an album that "got away" AOR yes,songs and production like "slippery when wet" if you come across a copy-BUY IT!

From: iaffprofireman Date: November 21, 2002 at 22:22
I like it. It's more of a "hard pop rock" type sound ( ie Bon Jovi type, but there's nothing wrong w/ that, it is a good sound! )Different than the other 2 albums, but real decent. Madonna On The Radio, Looking For Love, Born To Burn, and Romeo, in my opinion, are the best songs.

From: vandervelde Date: November 17, 2003 at 16:20
This what i call "happy popmetal. There is no weak song here. Big Bang has all what commercial monster must have, killer ballad (Romeo), killer rocker(Looking for Love) american anthem(This is america). It's nothing wrong with this album. 10/10!!

From: robert Date: December 17, 2003 at 18:27
No esta mal, pero espero mucho mas d un disco d este año!! 6 sobre 10!!

From: CC Date: March 7, 2004 at 20:49
Heavy Pettin got slated by the press after they tried to enter the Eurovision song contest with "Romeo",but I dont care as it was a great song (thats why it wasnt a winner,Eurovision has gotta keep up its reputation for churning out shit).

From: Eugenio "Waite" Date: April 26, 2004 at 17:53
Even Punky recognized there where mistakes in this album (Madonna On The Radio for example), most by been pushed on by preassure of the recording company, I think it is the best Sell-Out album I've heard in my life. This band is just amazing in every single track they ever recorded. Not as big as the 2 first ones but also incredible, a much more AOR-Pop aproach to their sound...anyway fantastic as always delivering melody an attitude. Looking For Love, is one of the all-time-favorite-most-memora

From: Eugenio "Waite" Date: April 26, 2004 at 17:54
..(continued)memorable songs in melodic rock. Don't miss this!!!!!!!! Eugenio from Bogota (Colombia)

From: vandervelde Date: April 30, 2004 at 14:23
This jewel can't be without personnel Steve "Hamie" Hayman - Lead Vocals,Punky Mendoza - Lead Guitar,Gary Moat - Drums, Gordon Bonnar - Lead Guitar/Keyboards, Brian Waugh - Bass

From: Scorpster Date: October 14, 2004 at 2:04
Found this gem on ebay. Not as good as the first two, but still not bad. A bit mor commercialised, but not one dud on this disk. If you enjoyed Lettin Loose and Rock Aint Dead, then this is a must.

From: Joan Date: February 18, 2005 at 14:35
Para mi el unico bueno de este grupo. Canciones pegadizas y felicianas, y porque no decirlo tambien algo empalagosillas. A mi me han gustado mucho Romeo, Looking for love y Madonna on the radio.

From: K.K. Poland Date: March 15, 2005 at 10:30
great CD, Born To Burn, Romeo and megaultrafantastic Heaven Scent are my fav, 10/10 yeah!!

From: TIM (2) Date: March 21, 2005 at 8:20
Great British 80's AOR on here. Of course the whole Eurovision thing destroyed their cred but don't let that stop you from tracking this down as it's a real gem. Very cheesy, and pretty horrible weak-sounding vocals, but some great tunes. The first 2 tracks are magnificent, as is "Looking for Love" and the great ballad "2 Hearts". I think this was re-released a few years back so any copy you find now will be one of these. Soundwise it's not a million miles from EASY ACTION or early RETURN. 9/10.

From: mario b Date: May 5, 2005 at 15:40
me gusta demasiado "looking for love". saludos desde colombia.

From: Chad Date: September 23, 2005 at 22:36
Totally agree that this album is different than the previous two. But I feel that the first album is way different than the second. Evolve is what they did. The definately go down the more AOR road on this one but pull it off. There are some very good songs on this one. Madonna, Romeo, Title Cut and This is America are all worthy tracks. If you like Heavy Pettin' and it seems like you either like 'em or you don't, you will get what you like on this one. Different though. Expect Different.

From: Geoff Date: October 15, 2005 at 6:14
There is no doubt that these vocals are different and maybe not for everyone... maybe a bit hard to swallow at times, but the songs certainly do not create the same problem. I was amazed at how good the previous disc was when I first heard it ages ago, and I am again extremely impressed with this disc. No fillers, just good solid melodic hard rock. I'm trying to pick a fave, but they pretty much all are, especially 'Romeo', 'Don't call it love', 'Two hearts', 'Madonna' etc. Great disc and band.

From: PAUL Date: October 15, 2005 at 10:09
Hi Geoff.I agree with you,the opening track "born to burn" is great too.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: December 10, 2005 at 11:02
Yeah Great AOR album, tremendo trabajo y el album AOR de ellos, el unico pero que siempre vi en esta banda es su cantante con una voz muy aguda fina o cristalina(llamalo como quieras) me hace recordar al de los Skagarack, despues de eso el sonido es de Puta Madre simplemente Exquisito Born to Burn(My Favorite con ese ritmo Brutal y esa combinacion de teclados y guitarras), Romeo(My other Favorite), Two Hearts(un baladon), Heaven Scent, Lonely People... todo un Imprescindible.

From: SCANDI Date: April 12, 2006 at 11:44
Musically very good but the voice is strange. Like with the voice of ZENO-s/t (though he has a quite different voice) it's hard to get on with it. Still one to get.. 8,2/10

From: lalorock Date: August 12, 2006 at 13:04
Grandioso album de canciones con un gancho melódico que te impactan al primera escuchada, temas como la inicial born to burn con ese intro de teclados y luego esas guitarras matadoras te dejan helado, la siguiente Romeo con esas melodías increíbles, Looking for love otro tema arrollador, la comercial Madonna on the radio tambien buena, y mi favorita Heaven Scent con unos coros y estribillos excelentes, las demas canciones tambien son buenas pero de las buenas mencione las mejores, gran album 9/1

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 5, 2007 at 0:11
El disco es muy bueno y pegajoso de veras, canciones como "Romeo"(con esta pieza el grupo participo en Eurovision-programa de concurso de canto donde todos los paises europeos envian representate, parecido al Viña del Mar en Chile)"Heaven Sent","Born to Burn" y "Lonely People" son buenos ejemplos de lo que a me refiero.Lastima que no lograron ganar el Eurovision(Lordi si!!!).Anyway si tienes la oportunidad de comprarlo,no lo dudes!.10/10

From: glamrockerarchie Date: May 21, 2007 at 13:49
not a bad cd but not there best either lookin forward to new cd

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 16, 2011 at 14:01
Now writing my comment in english(remember guys that english is now the official language at HH)this album 4 me is brilliant!!!...their most melodic release of them all..subtle AOR everywhere fave track is the poppy one "Romeo" but then we have top notch tracks such as the opener "Born To Burn","Lonely People"(love this one!),"This Is America","Looking For Love"(catchy song),"Don't Call It Love"(another killer catchy one)& "Heaven Sent"(this one was the first Heavy Pettin track that i listened,it came in a 4 song ep in a Metal Hammer magazine back in the 80's )..."Two Hearts" a nice ballad 2 close the album u can read my appreciation of the album is pretty complete ...get it!.95/100

From: elljam Date: May 19, 2012 at 11:54
Not a patch on the first two albums with a lack of good songs & a much more AOR direction. It seems they had one eye on the American market but must have been wearing a patch over the other eye as this is such a disappointment.

From: edwithmj Date: November 16, 2017 at 19:13
I don't get all the criticism of the vocals: they sound a bit strange but they still sound good to me. My picks from this one: Born to Burn: great vocals, guitars and keys in this one, I find myself singing along to the great chorus; Romeo: great ballad which is lyrically very good too; again, I think the vocals realy shine; Lonely People: great bass and keys here and did I mention that I like the vocals? Madonna On The Radio has super keys and guitars. My final pick is Heaven Scent which has a very melodic solo. The rhythm is tight, the guitars nice and polished with a hint of rawness and the vocals are different but still most definitely a winner.

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