Unruly Child – Big Blue World
Back in the 80’s, Mark Free was the leading man of King Kobra; a memorable cult act, but hardly one of the great rock bands of the 80’s. His greatest achivement was rather his next band Signals sole album “Loud & Clear” in 1989, that unfortunaly never broke big enough. He formed Unruly Child in 1991 but disapeared from the limelight until he, after a sex change, returned as Marcie Free and made a comeback. Today she is still fronting Unruly Child, a band that carries the 80’s rock tradition onward, releasing albums and touring now more than ever. And so we now have “Big Blue World”!
Overall, this is quite a standard album in a long line of AOR albums released from label Frontiers and nothing really sticks out about it. But still, I quite like it. The songs are good enough and the overall vibe is nice. Of course, biggest treat is Frees voice, that still proves to be very strong and amazingly smooth. So despite the lack of originality, I give my thumbs up to this album!
If you’re in the mood of some classic 80’s hair metal, go ahead and check this album out. With songs such as “Living Someone Else’s Dream” and “Down and Dirty”, a 80’s rock fan should absolutely be pleased enough. So go ahead and enjoy the music!
Band: Unruly Child
Title: Big Blue World
Date of release: 9/8-19
Stand out tracks: Down and Dirty