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Burning Review

by Doug Stone

The fourth offering from the Midwestern band, Burning (generic rockers sure love fire) doesn't quite stand up to Shooting Star's finest, but they are back on track. Immediately, keyboards threaten to take over (as in all '80s records), but luckily, guitars surface for a tug of war until the finale. Those pesky traces of Journey reappear (sometimes not that bad) as the band again strives for the big time. The ethical title track talks about the passion and "Straight Ahead" rocks solid, but the remake of R&B beaut "Reach Out (I'll Be There)" is completely unnecessary and below Shooting Star. (The boys should also be careful with those unpredictable '80s fashions.)

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