Saigon Kick

Greatest Mrs.: The Best of Saigon Kick

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Saigon Kick were both blessed and cursed with diversity. By trying to explore every style imaginable, the band could be very exciting. Ultimately, however, they spread themselves too thin, confused fans, and imploded in a mess of egos. This greatest-hits collection quickly proves this point as the band shifts gears from the irritatingly pop-minded and chorused vocals of "What You Say" to the full-on metal assault of "Coming Home" to the tasteful alternative melodies of "Colors." These, along with the songs from their second album ("The Lizard," "Love is on the Way," "Hostile Youth"), provide the highlights of this set, as the subsequent departure of vocalist Matt Kramer left the group with one too few ego-maniacs for a healthy situation. Still, "Russian Girl," "Water," and "One Step Closer" also have their moments.

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