Warrior Soul

The Space Age Playboys

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AllMusic Review by Eduardo Rivadavia

Space Age Playboys was intended open a new chapter for Warrior Soul. Following their disastrous parting with Geffen Records, the embattled hard rockers underwent several personnel changes in an attempt to put their troubles behind them once and for all, including the addition of two new guitarists to replace the departed John Ricco. Always one to have his finger on the pulse of new trends, temperamental frontman Kory Clarke announced that the new-and-improved lineup's first offering, 1995's Space Age Playboys, would travel uncharted creative waters, anticipating the cyber-punk movement. But correct as he was about that (well, the punk part anyway), Clarke and company once again managed to somehow miss their own boat and the album barely made a dent in the pop conscience. New label Futurist's poor distribution probably contributed to this predicament (while Geffen employees no doubt laughed themselves senseless), because energetic new material like "The Drug," "Let's Get Wasted," and "Rotten Soul" ranked with the band's best work, falling just short of their landmark debut of five years before. All to no avail, unfortunately, and after briefly adopting the album's title as their new name, the band would finally go their separate ways.

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