Angel White Hot

White Hot
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  • Released: March 3, 2003
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: UMVD Special Markets

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Record Collector (magazine) - p.82
4 stars out of 5 -- "[The albums shows] the band at its concise, punchy best, delivering hook-laden pop-metal of the highest quality."


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Angel: Gregg Giuffria (mini-Moog synthesizer); Barry Brandt (electronic percussion); Punky Meadows, Frank DiMino, Felix Robinson.
Personnel: Barry Brant (vocals, drums); Frank DiMino (vocals, background vocals); Punky Meadows (guitar, acoustic guitar); Edwin Meadows (guitar); Gregg Giuffria (keyboards, synthesizer); Barry Brandt (synthesizer, drums, percussion, background vocals); Felix Robinson (bass guitar, 6-string bass, background vocals); California Boys Choir (background vocals).
Recording information: REcord Plant, L.A., CA; Studio C, Los Angeles, CA; The Record Plant, Studio C, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Barry Levine.
Arrangers: Edward Leonetti; Angel.
In the 1970s, Angel epitomized the type of commercial rockers who were hated by rock journalists but adored by their fans. When White Hot came out in 1977, critics wondered why anyone would spend money on Angel's ultra-slick, formulaic pop-metal, hard rock and arena rock when the punk and new wave explosions were giving us such challenging, cutting-edge risk-takers as the Clash, Elvis Costello and the Talking Heads. Truth be told, rock can and should accommodate a variety of approaches -- in 1977, there was room for those who challenged and provoked and those who, like Angel, simply entertained. White Hot, Angel's best selling album, isn't the least bit challenging, but then it isn't supposed to be. Angel was unapologetically commercial, and high-gloss numbers such as "Over and Over," "Stick Like Glue," and "Hold Me, Squeeze Me" point to the fact that the East Coast band was generally good at what it did. Also likable is Angel's cover of "Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore," which became a moderate hit. As far as pop-metal goes, Angel didn't quite have the hooks of Kiss, Sweet, or Cheap Trick; but while White Hot isn't fantastic, it's decent. If you want to hear one of the 1970s bands that helped pave the way for Bon Jovi, Winger, Warrant, and numerous other MTV-friendly hair bands that were huge in the 1980s, White Hot is worth a listen. ~ Alex Henderson

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WHITE HOT ROCKS! Music Lover: from O'Fallon, MO US -- February, 1, 2006

It really is amazing that this CD is so cheap. Is this like back in the days of vinyl when they would cut off a corner on an album that does not sell well? This fourth album by Angel finds the band moving just slightly away from the classic sound of the first three albums and SLIGHTLY towards a more commercial pop metal sound. Do not mistake me as compairing to the White Lions, Wingers and Cinderellas. Those bands are way out of league. I ran this vinyl album into the ground as a teenager, along with every release this band ever made. The hit: Don't Leave Me Lonely is good. The rest of the album is great. I can really only think of one weak song on this album and it is, Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore (cover tune). In addition, the band replaced original bassist Mickey Jones with Felix Robinson and he tears it up on this album. If I were you I would not hestitate buying this album. IT ROCKS. My favorites are Under Suspicion, Flying With Broken Wings and Winter Song. I saw a kinda revamped line-up of Angel about five years ago in St. Louis, MO and even the new members bring all the spectacle of Angel alive agaain. When I say spectacle, Angel were a bit like early Kiss, only the song writing is so far more superior to anything Kiss could ever do. As we speak they are re-releasing a 2-for-1 CD with the first two Angel albums. You should buy those as well. In fact buy all of them (most are out of print).

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  • Sales Rank: 6,459
  • UPC: 731451095825
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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