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Heavy Harmonies Review|
||Date: March 18, 2003 at 1:04|
|Talk about a blast from the past! Here I was, listening through the disc for the first time, and I say to myself "Damn, that lead singer sounds familiar..." Well, lo and behold, it's none other than ex-Kix frontman Steve Whiteman! It sounds like he hasn't skipped a beat. In my humble opinion, this disc is considerably better than what Kix was doing at the tail end of their career. This is extremely solid hard rock! The band has the swagger and attitude that one would expect, and the performances are extremely solid. How to describe their sound?...well, lessee... "bluesy, groovin', fun hard rock with just a hint of sleaze." Howzat? Highlights are Art of Persuasion, Baby Blues (which for some reason uncannily reminds me of Guns 'n Roses' Sweet Child O' Mine), and the somewhat Ozzyish Suckin' My Blood.|
The performances are top-notch across the board, the band is tight, and the mix/production is extremely good, especially when compared to a couple of the other releases on this label I've heard. Across the board this an extremely well-executed album. Really, an excellent job on this one!
Existing comments about this CD
||Date: June 14, 2001 at 17:21|
|I loved Kix, but if these guys want to sell their music they've got to release their cd in more than one country!
||Date: October 2, 2001 at 5:50|
|Good sounding cd in the vein of Kix.All fans of Kix and hard rock this one is a must have!!!!
||Date: February 3, 2002 at 9:45|
|Just heard their CD. Well, you would think that Whiteman would bring some Kix influence into this one...but I guess he wanted to keep it for himself. This CD is far from being as good as Hot Wire (for example). It brings nothing new, same ol' stuff but without the energy that made Kix a good hard rockin' band. The only thing that sounds the same is Whiteman's voice. Sorry, but unless you are a very big fan of Whiteman himself (not Kix), you can save your money for something better.
||Date: May 3, 2002 at 0:51|
|Actually cquicmoi, the first Funny Money cd was much better than this one by far. It was along the lines of Blow my Fuse and Hotwire, but better production
||Date: May 21, 2002 at 1:31|
|I have to correct myself. I was thinkingof the wrong cd. This cd was much better than the Back Again cd.
|From: The Fizzy One
||Date: September 23, 2002 at 19:28|
|As a HUGE Kix fan, it comes as no surprise that I'd dig this. I think it DOES sound like Kix, only the sound itself, the prodcction, is a lot drier. These guys actually got a tiny bit of radio play around the mid-Atlantic the summer of '98. "I boogie to the left, I boogie to the right, I boogie up and down, I boogie-woogie all night, YES I DO!!!"
||Date: January 4, 2003 at 5:19|
|Kix is never coming back, as most of the members have moved on to other things. These guys are pretty good, true to the Kix sound. Worth a try. I wish these guys would tour outside their homebase.
|Heavy Harmonies Volunteer|
||Date: September 8, 2003 at 10:07|
|If you like good,old-fashioned sleazy barroom rock, these guys are for you! With Whiteman at the helm, there is a definite Kix sound here,and as far as I'm concerned, this CD is actually stronger from start to finish than anything Kix released."Art of Persuasion","Baby Blues","For Keeps","Pick Me Up", and "Dry Eyes Cry" are all excellent. As Dan says, "Baby Blues" does have an uncanny resemblence to "Sweet Child O Mine",and it is definitely a great song. I wish there were more CDs like this!
||Date: January 30, 2004 at 1:03|
|An album for fans of the heavier and sleazier side of good time hard rock. Full of hard, classy and hook filled rock n roll.The guys rock hard with a great production backing them and some classy songs that just ooze attitude. The band compares favorably to Motley Crue in their sleaze heyday and to fellow LA hard rockers Wildside.
||Date: May 17, 2004 at 21:16|
|"BABY BLUES" was actually written back in the KIX days. I have it on a demos collection . It's cool to see and hear some of those songs make it to a cd!
||Date: October 26, 2004 at 10:38|
|Ex-Kix frontman Steve Whiteman's new band rocks! Actually, I might even go so far as to say that this disc is slightly better than some Kix releases. Funny Money have that L.A. swagger and attitude that made bands like Guns 'n Roses popular in the early 90's. This band is equal parts blues, groove, and rock n roll. While the entire disc is solid some of the highlights are "Art of Persuasion", "Baby Blues" (which really reminds me of Guns 'n Roses' for some reason), and "Suckin' My Blood".
|From: Metal Pete
||Date: November 3, 2004 at 8:08|
|A nice fix for us KIX fans, Steve still has it and displays good humor again with his new band. I would not go so far as to say it is better than any KIX release, however. Brian Forsythe's guitar is hard to replace...still, a good pickup for KIX fans, to be sure. -And hard to find, which makes it more valuable to your collection too.
||Date: February 27, 2005 at 6:10|
|Basically, if you liked whate Kix were doing when they finished up, you'll probably enjoy this one. Good solid hard rock.
|From: Remastered Reason
||Date: May 23, 2008 at 20:32|
|Glam played to teaze & pleaze. enough said.
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: September 2, 2009 at 1:20|
|Funny Money's debut is a terrific release, in the same vein as the best Kix material (i.e. the middle three albums), with more hooks than Show Business had, and just more passion. The huge choruses and harmonies are really the only things somewhat lacking, as this is less polished and poppy. My favorites are "Off my Rocker," "Boogie Man," "Pick Me Up" and "Monkey See, Monkey Do." "Can't Take The Heat," "Baby Blues," and 'Dry Eyes Cry" are all leftover from the Kix days and can be found floating around in demo form circa Hot Wire.
||Date: September 30, 2009 at 2:40|
|I'm sorry, but I have been a huge Kix fan since the 80's, and this stuff isn't even remotely as good as Kix, it's really kind of hard to get into. The songs don't really seem to go anywhere or have any bite, kind of like Steve Whiteman doing some sort of doo wop rock stuff. If you want to hear good Kix, pick up the "Thunderground" album floating around on the internet, it's all songs that were never released and it's pretty good
|From: Doghouse Reilly
||Date: September 30, 2009 at 13:43|
|That sounds more like the Back Again album to me, 20Guns.
|From: hair metal again
||Date: November 27, 2009 at 1:03|
|excellent debut release by FUNNY MONEY,in their own boogie hard way.there arent so many bands anymore that rock in that way.the sound is out of the 80 s era, the guitars are screaming,steve s voice and attitude is as always fantastic and overall this is a strong dose of straight hard rock.my favs are "for keeps","boogie man""suckin my blood" and"monkey see monkey do".this is a must have
||Date: June 14, 2011 at 19:33|
|Like a less potent version of Kix. The songs and production are good (and Steve Whiteman sounds just like he did on the infamous "Blow Your Fuse"), but lack the real kick and spunk that Kix had. Still good, though!
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