Review - the final word?
OK, possibly my least favourite Blade album, BUT, that doesn't mean its
crap. It's very different to what came before it that's for sure. I don't
know what Andy was trying to do here, whether it was just to try something
different or just plain directionless. What is strange is that Alan was
getting noticed with Shogun at this point and this album could easily be
the tracks rejected by Shogun for the 31 Days album. Harsh words maybe,
but there you go. Its not all bad though. Tokyo City is a great slow paced
walk with echoes of past glories ringing through it. Don't Walk Away is
the other stonker on the album. Could have been straight off a Bon Jovi
album. The only other thing on there worth a dime is the awesome
guitar solo intro - in fact, despite the poor quality of the songs, Andy
does some of his best ever solos on here. 2 and a half great tracks out of 9 isn't a good score,
but hey, hats off for trying something new.
The band did tour this album, with Andy Catlin
(ex-Cherokee) on bass, playing a few festivals alongside Black Sabbath
amongst others, although information on this era is hard to find.