by SpiderSpider


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Spider is one of those hybrid bands that didn't quite work -- they weren't mainstream pop
ock, new wave or hard rock -- and serious, self-conscious songs, coupled with a forced image, make for an overall forgettable album. Amanda Blue's hiccuping vocals predated Dale Bozzio's, but Bozzio's worked better with the new wave groove of Missing Persons; Blue's voice is quite pretty and reminiscent of Pat Benatar, but the synth rock music is more distracting than complementary. Synthesizers and power chords predate Vixen by a good six years, and lyrics like "everything is alright, just sit here and hold me tight" don't help, either. However, for 1979/1980 this album isn't all that bad -- it's the most focused and hard-edged of the group's albums, and it has a few worthwhile moments.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/31/2012
Label: Imports
UPC: 4571136376674
catalogNumber: 977284
Rank: 113241


  1. New Romance (It's a Mystery)
  2. Burning Love
  3. Shady Lady
  4. Everything is Alright
  5. Crossfire
  6. Little Darlin'
  7. Brotherly Love
  8. What's Going On
  9. Don't Waste Your Time
  10. Zero

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Spider   Primary Artist
Holly Knight   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Amanda Blue   Vocals,Group Member
Anton Fig   Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Keith Lentin   Background Vocals,Group Member
Jimmy Lowell   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Tim Owens   Art Direction
Holly Knight   Composer
Amanda Blue   Composer
Peter Coleman   Producer
Anton Fig   Composer
Keith Lentin   Composer
Jimmy Lowell   Composer
Glenn Ross   Art Direction
Sleepwalk   Artwork
Yu Suzuki   Liner Notes

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