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Jizzy_Pearl_-_CrucifiedWhat began as a release from early 90’s Love/Hate, perhaps best known for their tunes, Blackout Room and Wasted in , has, at the final hour, become a solo release by former frontman Jizzy Pearl.

Due to the threat of some legal ramifications, Pearl decided to go a slightly different route with the release of Crucified, which is perfectly fine, especially for proponents of the idea that the “voice” makes the band.

And though Pearl is the only original member on this album, this 6-song release packs enough punch to please the last time. Pearl, who recently joined Quiet Riot, says he is putting to bed for good with this mini-album.

Hanging You Out To Dry, the opening track is of these fan-pleasers, as it deals with Pearl’s infamous Sign stunt in 1992, and is also full of rip-roaring guitars backing Pearl’s signature raspy vocals. Sunny Day follows, a fun with a psychedelic vibe.

You’re Making Me makes the listener smile at the cheeky lyrics: “ Do you wish you were high? Can I get you a cocktail?” I Don’t Want To Be Your Baby fools you into thinking you are encountering the ’s ballad, and in a sense you are, but the lyrics prove it to be the -ballad. According to Pearl, “The guy not only doesn’t get the girl, he doesn’t want the girl.”

Love Is All is the most pleasantly surprising track. It is purposefully reminiscent of ’s Kashmir and perhaps a little Ravi Shankar? Pearl ends on a bluesy note with Too Late.

All in all, a perfect way to say goodnight to ’s Love/Hate.

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