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Your best bet is to just go and listen to an old Poison album instead.

Now there was no way this wasn’t going to be a Glam Rock album. Naff cover? Check! Naff name? Check! Singer with the ridiculous name (Mr Skorpion)? Check! Well, it looks like we have a full house. As they are from Italy, I suppose that should be tutto esaurito, but all the same we’re dealing with a brand new Glam band and previous experience tells me that bad news is far more likely than good.

 To be honest, the first two tracks on ‘Pornstar For President’ are pretty good. ‘Jack ‘n’ Daniel’ and ‘Fuckin’ Obsessive’ both rattle along at a fair old pace, and whilst they’re rather simplistic, they certainly do the job. Against my expectations I was enjoying myself at this point, but it didn’t last. We then get a couple of awful tracks with over repetitive choruses (the title track and ‘Soldier Of Love’) followed by what is supposed to be a sweet ballad but is instead a mess, mainly due to the fact that Skorpion can’t sing ballads. ‘Bring Me Your Paradise’ is a total improvement and I was suddenly enjoying myself again, but it didn’t last long… again. Four more depressingly average Glam plodders later and it’s more a case of “hurrah it’s over!” rather than “yes play it again”.

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Of course, because it’s my job to do the dangerous stuff, I did play it again… several times in fact, protecting your eardrums because that’s just what I do. Eyes ‘N’ Lips are, in essence, a very average Glam band who have come out with a below average album. There are a few good tracks but those that fall below par… often fall way below it! Your best bet is to just go and listen to an old Poison album instead.

Alan Holloway

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