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GYNGER LYNN – Baby’s Gone Bad

Gynger Lynn – Baby’s Gone Bad (2010, Eonian Records)

1. “Take Me Away” … 3:38
2. “Need To Know” … 4:14
3. “Baby’s All Talk” … 4:01
4. “Along The Way” … 4:42
5. “Yes It’s True” … 4:33
6. “Need A Little Love” … 4:20
7. “Goin’ Home” … 4:27
8. “Summertime” … 3:50
9. “Lonely, Lonely” … 3:07
10. “Never Find A Better Girl” … 4:59
11. “Wanna Be Your Lover” … 3:35
12. “The Chance” … 3:49
13. “Stay With Me” … 4:18
14. “Baby’s Gone Bad” … 3:13
15. “Way Of The World” … 2:39
16. “Bad Luck” … 2:58

Dean Pressley – Vocals, Guitar
Will Hair – Guitar
Jim Stuppy – Bass, Keyboards
Luke James Lorraine – Drums
Gavin Jadwin – Keyboards

Producer: Jim Stuppy, Dean Pressley, Will Hair

Named after porn star Ginger Lynn, this Chicago-based act is the type of melodic hard rock that you might’ve heard blasting out of the clubs on the Sunset Strip back in the ’80s. Baby’s Gone Bad is one of the best releases yet from the Eonian Records archive label. Surprisingly for an Eonian release, there are no liner notes included with this album but the promo sheet I got along with this album states this is the band’s second album. The recording year of all these songs is listed as 1993 so I’m not sure whether the album went unreleased until Eonian bought the rights or if this is a reissue (a self-titled album was also released by Eonian).

This album is a real treat for ’80s melodic hard rock fans. If you’re into that genre (or pop metal, or glam, or hair metal… whatever you wanna call it), you’re gonna like Gynger Lynn. If you don’t like those styles? Well, you have no business reading this review! Don’t get me wrong, I don’t put this band on the same level as some of the genre’s best but you can’t help but fall in love with the cheesy melodramatic┬áballad “Never Find A Better Girl” or the synth-heavy “The Chance” or Dean Pressley’s typical glam metal vocals.

Some numbers seem a bit more commercial than others. Songs like “Take Me Away” and “Baby’s All Talk” are commercial melodic rock while “Stay With Me” and “Baby’s Gone Bad” are pure glam metal. In fact, the first half of the album has an AOR feel to it. Which is fine, many of those songs are enjoyable with the intensity picks up with the second half where the band picks up the pace and gets a bit heavier.

Baby’s Gone Bad is a fun album that blends AOR & glam-metal with positive results.

Highlights: “Need To Know”, “Baby’s All Talk”, “Goin’ Home”, “Never Find A Better Girl”, “The Chance”, “Stay With Me”, “Baby’s Gone Bad”

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