Sweet Cheater
Eatin' Ain't Cheatin'

Release date: September 29th 2006
Label: Perris Records
Provided by: Perris Records
Website: -
Style: Glam Hard Rock

Rating: 75/100
Cover artwork rating: 25/100

Reviewed by:
The Jack
September 8th 2006

Well, well, well…. The same ol’ story…Yet another hopeful L.A. act without a record deal!! We’ve seen these bands reappear through the years of the new millennium…For example, take a band like BLIND DATE - The same story… Widespread acclaim from fans and radio stations back in the day, but their style was, arguably, too formulaic to secure any major record deal, and this is the exact same problem with SWEET CHEATER. They had the posed look, they bought the right boots, and they drank the right whiskey (Jack D. of course!) but some things just weren’t meant to be…

As you might have guessed this is just another one of those wannabe-popular-on-MTV acts, but, having said that, I must admit that Perris Records have struck gold this time! This is far better than many of those so-called lost gems that find their way into many a collection nowadays. They’ve got a slick production, but still with those raw edges. Clear sounding instruments all the way. This fact, that the production is rather unique really took me by surprise! Pretty average material though, but still played with full conviction. Comparisons to bands like WILDSIDE, McQUEEN STREET, POISON and SLAUGHTER are hard to avoid here, but this band could arguably have competed against the best of the hair bands, had they just had their shot back then!

SWEET CHEATER didn’t get far but if you dig that no-bones-about-it lifestyle and sound of L.A. then this one will surely add that extra bit of firepower to any Friday night!