Rock Hard/Live Nymphomania

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
1988's Rock Hard EP, and the 1989 soundboard recording Live Nymphomania were the last officially released Pandoras recordings before songwriter and lead vocalist Paula Pierce passed away due to a brain aneurysm in 1991. A huge step away from the band's original paisley underground sound of the early '80s, this lineup was the latest in a series of personnel shifts as well. Rock Hard and Live Nymphomania are the girl group answer to the hair metal scene of Los Angeles in the last part of the '80s. Bassist Kim Shattuck and keyboard player Melanie Vammen later formed the Muffs. As snotty hard rock, both these records held their weight and wear their age well, unlike a lot of the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
1988's Rock Hard EP, and the 1989 soundboard recording Live Nymphomania were the last officially released Pandoras recordings before songwriter and lead vocalist Paula Pierce passed away due to a brain aneurysm in 1991. A huge step away from the band's original paisley underground sound of the early '80s, this lineup was the latest in a series of personnel shifts as well. Rock Hard and Live Nymphomania are the girl group answer to the hair metal scene of Los Angeles in the last part of the '80s. Bassist Kim Shattuck and keyboard player Melanie Vammen later formed the Muffs. As snotty hard rock, both these records held their weight and wear their age well, unlike a lot of the music of the period. With in-your-face guttersnipe sexuality snarling to the sound of trashy guitars and a primitive thudding drum kit, both these records become one piece and are recommended to fans of the garage metal aesthetic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/5/2005
  • Label: Restless Records
  • UPC: 018777379526
  • Catalog Number: 73795
  • Sales rank: 129,804

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Run Down Love Battery (3:33)
  2. 2 Tryin' Ain't Good Enough (3:27)
  3. 3 Six Times a Day (3:43)
  4. 4 He's Coming (2:48)
  5. 5 Craving (3:02)
  6. 6 Close Behind (4:13)
  7. 7 Pacify Me (3:43)
  8. 8 Burned (3:39)
  9. 9 Craving (2:53)
  10. 10 Liar (3:23)
  11. 11 Put the Brakes on Your Heart (3:21)
  12. 12 He's Coming (2:50)
  13. 13 Six Times a Day (3:51)
  14. 14 Bad Habit (3:17)
  15. 15 Run Down Love Battery (3:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Pandoras Primary Artist
Rita d'Albert Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Kim Shattuck Bass, Background Vocals
Paula Pierce Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Melanie Vammen Keyboards, Background Vocals
Sheri Kaplan Drums, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Hugh Brown Cover Photo
Jan Lucas Engineer
Stevie Salas Producer
Mark Schulman Drum Technician
John X. Engineer
Lisa Sutton Art Direction
Paula Pierce Composer, Liner Notes
Jeff Lipton Mastering
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