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The Roxx Regime Reviews, Part 7.

Track 7: Tank

At 42 seconds, this early drum solo by the Visual Timekeeper himself, Robert Sweet, is a great rhythm track. It stands on it’s own as an exercise in drumming. As a drummer myself, I can really appreciate the precision fills that give a certain flavor to the track. In short, this solo isn’t bombastic, but it does show the prowess of our favorite drummer.

Track 8: Honestly

This ‘extra’ track is an awsome taste of what Honestly would have sounded like if it had appeared on SUC instead of THWTD. The acoustic guitar in the first verse is reminiscent of early Stryper. I must say, it’s very refreshing to hear the new variation with the classic Stryper sound.

  • I can’t say enough about how cool it is to hear the acoustic guitar in the first verse.
  • Mike’s voice is young and vibrant, more so than the studio version. It’s cool to hear the clear, dry vocals.
  • The track has a live feel, probably because it was done it just a take or two.
  • It would have been nice to hear the solo in a real trumpet or sax for an interesting twist, as opposed to the synth.

This song is a gem any way you cut it. It could have been recorded in a basement and would still be a hit. No wonder it’s the tune that put Stryper over the top.


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