Crosson – “Rock ‘N Roll Love Affair”

Crosson – “Rock ‘N Roll Love Affair” (Melodic Rock Records/ Galaxy Records)

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‘…I have two weaknesses, chocolate ice cream and beautiful brunettes…’. Well, that would be an understatement given that guitarist vocalist composer producer Jason Crosson has not one, but two black haired sheilas either side of him rocking out on the front of the stage! Straight from Bondi Beach, Down Under comes Crosson, his namesake band that’s on a clear mission to bring back all the glory days and party memories of 80s glam rock – yes indeed sir, if you couldn’t forget that era of Kiss, Guns N Roses, Mötley Crüe, Poison and Ratt, then check out these ultra catchy rock anthems played through big guitars, big melodies, big hair and of course…big brunettes. Turning heads with their 2018 sophomore “Invincible”, which spent an incredible 10 consecutive weeks in the Top 30 Official German Rock and Metal Charts and was voted Sleaze’s Nation’s # 2 album, Crosson continues to notch up their tribute to all glam rockers which began with their debut “Spreading the Rock n Roll Disease”. Mixed by legendary U.S producer Duane Baron (Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Poison), mastered by U.S mastering legend Dave Donnelly (Aerosmith, KISS, Whitesnake), and engineered by Aussie veteran Russell Pilling (The Vines, Hoodoo Gurus), “Rock ‘N Roll Love Affair” is 10 kick ass tracks that does exactly that and includes electrifying performances by some of Australia’s leading rock / metal musicians, including Stu Marshall (Death Dealer) and Dario Bortolin (Baby Animals). From the huge hooks and wailing guitar that ensnare you immediately on ‘Givin’ Up Livin’ Givin’ Up’, nothing can prepare you for the huge chorus that sucks you in with the power of a black hole – an instant hit attesting to Jason Crosson’s awesome talents! Then there’s the hard rockin’ ‘We All Need An Enemy’ with even more bountiful guitars spewing forth melodies like an overflowing waterfall all leading up to another mammoth chorus backed by church organ keys and not forgetting the femme harmonies of Crosson’s brunettes – along with an absolute killer guitar solo to boot – guess that’s another hit mate!! Truly making Jon Bon Jovi and Ritchie Sambora blush has to be ‘Merry Go Round’ – think ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’ with its sassy guitar and swanky, loin stirring groove completed by a harmony oozing chorus and you’re there, back in the 80s thanks to Crosson so it’s time to unleash the hairspray (again)!

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