Monday, February 21, 2011

Classic melodic rock CD of the week

By Stephen Kasenda

ENUFF Z’NUFF "Animals With Human Intelligence" (1993)

I won't deny the fact that the self-titled debut and “Strength” are this band’s two cult classics, but I frankly believe that this third release is the best one. What a great variety of compositions, ranging from the huge chorus party vibe of "These Daze" and "One Step Closer To You", to a fun guitar ride on "Superstitious" and "Love Train", to the great commercial hits of "Right By Your Side" and "Innocence".

For those who never heard of them before, Enuff Z'Nuff is a breed of Beatles and Cheap Trick, injected with the wild and wacky 80s glam scene. The original Arista version has a different cover and sound, but it's good to have this remastered version for the beautiful bonus track, "Fingertips". A memorable release of musical perfection, and a wonderful legacy to the late and talented Mr. Frigo, may he rest in sleaze and peace.

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