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Number of Jimmy Barnes (1985) Reviews: 1
Pretty good Aussie rock but still for certain crowd
Reviewer: John Fitzgerald, Human resources staff database assistant January 22, 2002 Although the selftitled copies of this album that were released in the US list in the
liner notes that Billy plays guitars on the album and Mick plays drums, it doesn't state
which songs they are on. However, according to the helpful discography entry here at The
Penguin for the overseas (Australian?) copies of this album (that were released as "For the
working class man" with one extra track and the song sequence changed), shows that
Mick (only?) plays on two of the mellower numbers on this album, "Ride the night away"
and particularly "Without your love" which is one of the few acoustic styled recordings on
this record and helps to slow down the pace a little which is much needed through this
no-nonsense but somewhat predictable Australian rock outing. Barnes has a vocal growl
somewhere between John Fogerty and AC/DC's Brian Johnson with numbing guitar riffs
and mostly fast numbers with a few moderate tempo tunes thrown in, the hooks on this
platter are better than what one might expect to be enclosed on this disc but this is still an
acquired taste. I'm sure someone will post a rave review for this album that loves this kind
of thing and I admit that I think it is very good for it's genere but to me it works best
listening to a song at a time rather than in a complete album sitting. To each his/her own.
Album cover provided by John Fitzgerald. Transcribed to HTML by Jeff Kenney and Marty Adelson.