Various Artists

Hot & Sexy Rock All Night

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Take the title of Hot & Sexy Rock All Night with a grain of salt -- Quiet Riot, Eddie Money and Ted Nugent may sing about sex, but it's a stretch to call them "sexy." In fact, it's hard to call any of the nine songs on this budget-priced collection sexy, even if they're all about sex -- big drums and heavy guitars can be carnal, but the sound here is too slick to be dirty. For instance, compare the Power Station's cover of T. Rex's "Bang a Gong (Get it On)." Where Bolan's original dripped with dirty, forbidden sensuality, the Power Station plods along, rocking without any care. That's pretty much the case here -- there's no subtlety, just hard rocking. Still, if you're looking for a collection of somewhat "raunchy" hard rock from the '80s, this fits the bill, also containing songs from the likes of Loverboy, LA Guns, Faster Pussycat and Britny Fox.

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