LOVE/HATE Black Out In The Red Room Bad Reputation Sleazy does it.
From page 91 of Classic Rock Magazine June 2005
If Vain’s (recently reissued) No Respect was the last great sleaze metal album before the grunge explosion, then Black Out... is a close second.
Originally released in 1990, it can best be described as car-
crash-compelling, scuttling- roach-infested, doped-up, boozed-out, low-rent Cali- metal.
Young, dumb and full of scum, Love/Hate – and
especially squawking frontman Jizzy Pearl – don’t so much assault your eardrums as ejaculate forcibly into them.
Pole-gyrating gems such as Fuel To Run and Slutsy Tipsy are as classy as Jodie Marsh making a spread-eagled exit from a London taxi. And the lyrics to Rock Queen sum up the band’s licentious standpoint in the best possible way: ‘Thirteen, buxom, blonde, bad dream/Let me touch your cookies/Let me eat your cookies.’ Leer and enjoy.
■■■■■■■■■ ■ Geoff Barton