The alternative hard rock band, Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
, was one of the central names of the Danish rock scene in the 1990s, and, despite only ever releasing 2 albums before breaking up in 1998 because of internal tension, they had an incredibly big impact on the national scene. The band reunited in 2009, played a number of very successful shows and released a live album in 2010.
In 1994, they released the album that started it all - namely, their eponymous debut album, which introduced the world to Tim Christensen
's talent for writing sophisticated, yet catchy and guitar-driven power rock - and to his unique voice. Most of the tracks are quite uplifting and highly melodic such as "Waterline", "Barbedwired Babys Dream", "Glory", "67 Seas in Your Eyes", "Mother Nature's Recipe", "...And So Did I", "Wishing Well", "Love Me A Little", "For God's Sake", and "Too Close to Stab" all of which are characterized by a straightforward drive, but still contain twists and turns in the form of atypical chords and harmonies, changes in tempo and the occasional odd time signature. There are also several Beatles-esque elements to be found on this album, which should be no surprise, given that Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
are huge Beatles-fans. The often funky drumming also adds an interesting layer to these songs (the drumming in general is phenomenal). In addition to these hard-rocking songs, the album contains the successful ballad "Love Is A Loser's Game" and the massive power ballad "Silverflame".
I genuinely think that this is one of the best Danish rock releases of the 1990s, as each and every song is a well crafted solid piece of rock music. This album deserves its status as a definitive milestone in Danish rock music. And, I would recommend this album to any fan of rock music who are interested in the Danish rock scene of the 1990s - a time otherwise haunted by ghastly Aqua-esque bubble gum Eurodance plastic pop.
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