Renegade: Rock 'n' Roll crazy!

Year1983
Label/DistributionAllied Artists
FormatLP
Musical styleHard Rock
Additional info-
Rarity grading
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2 out of 6 - Quite rare!

Review

I'm not exactly sure if that 2 in the rarity grading is enough. Maybe a 3 would be good as well. The point is just, after googling RENEGADE I found some interesting facts. "Rock 'n' Roll crazy!" wasn't their only (but first) record and the band was locally very successful in the States, selling more than 33 million records until today. They seemed to be californian teenager heroes like TOKYO HOTEL are nowadays. But therefore I don't understand that we over here never heard about them at all nor that their records aren't sold on each corner or that any german Metal Mags never printed any reports about RENEGADE. The music on this album is pretty listenable especially when you remember there are teenagers playing here! "Let it out" is typical US Metal while the other material is switching between twin leads dominated Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, even within the songs itself. A comparision with TWISTED SISTERS heavyness at that time definitely wouldn't be a lie. And while they have been teenagers, I wonder if it was them too composing the material on "Rock 'n' Roll crazy!" because if so, their skills must have been on a higher level already in their early years! Vocals are top as well, so there's no reason to hesitate. Go and add this rare record to your US Metal/Hard Rock collection.

Tracks
Let it out
Dance with me
Band of your dreams
Make it up tonight
Rock 'n' Roll crazy
Girls, girls, girls
Go your own way
Fools of the universe

Created / updated: 2011-01-17
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