Cruisin' for a Bruisin'
Style: Melodic Hard Rock
Release date: April 20th 2007

Re-release of FATE’s 3rd stroke and this time without the legendary Hank Sherman on the 6-string.

A lot of fans back then meant that this was the end of this melodic outfit. Well, I actually think they first started adding bite to the material AFTER the departure of Sherman.

“Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’” has everything a good Melodic Rock / AOR album needs – Major/Minor harmonies from keyboards and guitars, immaculate whammy bar soloing, cheesy lyrics, spandex pants and teased hair! -)

From the immediacy of the opener one senses the “happy-go-happy” approach which is emphasized by the world-class sound of Simon Hanhart at the helm.

Songs like “Love on the Rox”, especially “Lovers” and “Babe, you got a Friend” should convince everyone that this album is one of the lost melodic treasures of the 80s.

Not the best album from FATE, I agree, but were it not for the semi-mediocre VAN HALEN-inspired songs like “Dead Boy, Cold Meat” and “Send a Little Money” this album WOULD have received a higher rating.

Label: MTM Music
Provided by: Zink Music
Distribution: Bonnier/Amigo
Artwork rating: 60/100
Reviewed by: Janus 'The Jack' Lybro
Date: May 29th 2007
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