Britny Fox ‘Springhead Motorshark’ (Spitfire)
From page 75 of Classic Rock Magazine October 2003
Britny Fox were resolutely stupid and hopelessly mediocre, but by god they used to be a laugh. Dressed in Marie Antoinette’s cast-offs, they rolled around America in a mobile shag-wagon, proving once more that a gold record (1988’s eponymous debut) could significantly add to the sexual allure of ugly blokes in make-up.
Their high-point was ‘Girlschool’, a ludicrous and borderline offensive cock- rocker screeched absurdly by ‘Dizzy’ Dean Davidson. It somehow seemed a paradigm for its times.
Lured back by the trend for nostalgia and, they say, ‘a top 20 showing in VH1’s Top 40 Hair bands’, Britny Fox have misjudged spectacularly with ‘Springhead Motorshark’. It is perhaps the most ponderous and boring heavy metal album released this century. At a time when even Vince Neil possesses the brains to realise what pays the bills, the Fox need to dispel all notions that they have something to offer musically, and put some blusher back on. Fast.
Jon Hotten HIGH CONCEPT Misjudgement personified results in a spectacularly rubbish record.