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Virginia Wolf - Virginia Wolf (1986) [Wounded Bird Reissue 2003]

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Virginia Wolf - Virginia Wolf (1986) [Wounded Bird Reissue 2003]

Virginia Wolf - Virginia Wolf (1986)
EAC-FLAC with CUE & LOG - 330 MB | Covers included | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 102 MB
Rock / Hard Rock / AOR | TT - 42:01 mins | Label: Wounded Bird Records | Catalogue # WOU 1274

Virginia Wolf was a British rock band of the 1970s and 1980s. The band existed from 1977 until 1988, and featured Nick Bold on lead guitar throughout. Chris Ousey (later of Heartland) was the vocalist for most of this time and Jason Bonham (son of John Bonham) was the drummer on both their albums.

Specialist reissue indie Wounded Bird unearthed this interesting AOR artifact from 1986. While the presence of Jason Bonham behind the drum kit drove most of the publicity for Virginia Wolf, the band was actually more of a stage for vocalist and guitarist Chris Ousey. Oversinging in a style typical of the era, he fell somewhere between Eric Carmen and Paul Rodgers, and helped define the more workmanlike moments of this, the band's self-titled debut. "Livin' on a Knife Edge," for example, is achingly similar to contemporary pop-metal outfits like or Whitesnake; however, it's Ousey's histrionic vocal trills that give it some real spark. Elsewhere, standout tracks like "Are We Playing With Fire?," "Only Love," and the ballad "It's in Your Eyes" are all muscular, white-denim rockers that revolve around recycled, yet still appealing arena rock riffs. While he certainly proves himself as a propulsive drummer with little use for flash, Bonham doesn't do anything on Virginia Wolf to suggest his all-star lineage. At the same time, the by-the-numbers '80s rock production – featuring egregious amounts of reverb and pitter-pattering synthesizers – doesn't encourage any of the players to really stand out. Instead, Virginia Wolf's debut was designed with radio singles in mind. It only briefly fulfilled that wish; "Take a Chance" made a few waves, but for whatever reason wasn't able to build a bridge to the upper tiers of stardom. Nevertheless, the band and its individual members have enjoyed a strong cult following over the years, making this release essential for fans looking to replace worn-out vinyl or cassettes.

Johnny Loftus, allmusic com

Tracks:

01. Are We Playing With Fire
02. Make It Tonight
03. Only Love
04. It's In Your Eyes
05. Waiting For Your Love
06. Livin' On A Knife Edge
07. For All We Know
08. Don't Run Away
09. Take A Chance
10. Goodbye Don't Mean Forever

Produced by Roger Taylor and David Richards.



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EAC extraction logfile from 31. July 2011, 9:58

Virginia Wolf / Virginia Wolf

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