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Junebug Ticket to Hell 
by Jeremy Arundel
This month we have a special debut feature for you. This debut album was recently reissued with the launch of Stoney Record's online. Stoney Records is owned an operated by Chip Z'nuff of Enuff Z'nuff fame. And Ticket to Hell was the first release from the company. Due to the large demand of Enuff Z'nuff and Junebug fans alike Chip decided to release a limited quantity of this CD with the launch of StoneyRecords.com. We asked Jeremy Arundel the web master of Enuff Z'nuff's official site to give us a quick and dirty review of this CD. So if you are in the mood for some good old fashioned popmetal Junebug has your ticket to hell! You better grab a copy before they are all gone! - Keavin Managing Editor 

The CD
Ticket to Hell was the debut release from the band Junebug. It  was released through Chip Z'Nuff's (of Enuff Z'nuff) own label Stoney Records way back in 1995. I never had the opportunity to listen to the album until Stoney opened up their online store featuring the album a couple of weeks back. And man, I wish I had heard this stuff a lot sooner. 

It is VERY much in the classic Enuff Z'nuff vein, in fact production credits go to Chip as well as writing credits for 8 of the 10 tracks on this album.

The singer and lyricist Peter Blastiosso collaborated with Chip heavily on this album, and it shows. The album also features guitars by Eugene Strentz, who has appeared on "You & I" off Enuff Z'Nuff Seven

True, [Enuff Z'Nuff Vocalist] Donnie Vie's incredible vocals are missed greatly on this album. Blastiosso has his own style, more of an 80's hair vibe. In fact, on certain tracks like "Bad Little Girl," he's a dead ringer for Billy Idol. It takes some adjusting, but once I got past that I could appreciate the songs a lot more. 

Lyrics range from fun ("...A pretty face with a dirty mouth...,"  from Bad Little Girl) to surprising ("...I'm so tired of  living like a nigger, I'm all set I'm gonna pull the trigger...," from Russian Roulette) to sleazy ("...Ride her like a pony, she's a bucking bronco in this rodeo...," from Ride Her Like A Pony). It for the most part captures a good natured, party vibe. 

The album is produced well and features some great guitar work by Strentz. Fans of Enuff Z'nuff's 1985 album will appreciate some of the sound effects, like the screetching car on "Metal Heart" and the climaxing girl on "Bad Little Girl," which sound like they're directly off '85. The live track from Amsterdam, "Ticket To Hell,"  sounds almost a little too great to really be live, but hey I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. It is a standout track, as is "Russian Roulette," "Metal Heart," and "Bad Little Girl." None of the songs are noticeably weak, fortunately. It's a little heavier than the songs on most of Enuff Z'Nuff's indie catalog.

If you're a fan of Enuff Z'Nuff, and power pop/hard rock in general, I highly recommend downloading the free MP3 on enuffznuff.com and the real audio clips for each track. If you like what you hear, it's on sale at Stoney
for only $10.00, so it's a good deal and they take credit card orders online for fast delivery. Check this stuff out...

Jeremy
 

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Visit the Stoney Records web site for a free MP3 


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