Personnel: Tommy Paris, Michael Kelly Smith (vocals, guitar); Billy Childs Trio (vocals, bass guitar); Johnny Dee (vocals, drums, percussion).
Audio Mixers: Duane Baron; John Purdell.
Having replaced lagging talent Dizzy Dean Davison with soundalike vocalist Tommy Paris, Britny Fox find themselves back in the running. Unfortunately, they're still not fated to bring home the trophy, as their renewed enthusiasm is offset to a large degree by their out-of-shape songwriting. Melodically, songs such as "Louder" and "Over and Out" carry the torch better than anything since the first album, but elsewhere the vocals are left to carry the hooks while the guitars coast on power chord cruise control. Another complaint: sexual innuendo only works when it's clever, which leaves hormone rockers like "Shot from My Gun" coming off as cheap crotch grabbers. There are guest appearances by Zakk Wylde and Rikki Rockett, but you'll need a doctorate in Hollywood Glam to recognize their contributions to this lukewarm affair. ~ Jeremy Ulrey