Scandal, Controversy & Romance

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All Music Guide - Tracy Frey
Scandal, Controversy and Romance, the debut album from the Prissteens, sounds like it could have been made by a snotty '60s girl-band. The album's seemingly innocent lyrics focus on boys, parties and going out, but the music is tougher with an edge that screams '70s punk. The band has often been compared to both the Ramones and Phil Spector's girl groups. Scandal, Controversy and Romance is loud, trashy and sugary sweet. Songs like "I Don't Cry," "Run Back to You" and "Beat You Up" have catchy, upbeat choruses and brash guitar solos backed by fueled drumming. "The Hound" and "What's She Got" show off the band's raunchier side with heavy guitars and blunt lyrics. Even in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tracy Frey
Scandal, Controversy and Romance, the debut album from the Prissteens, sounds like it could have been made by a snotty '60s girl-band. The album's seemingly innocent lyrics focus on boys, parties and going out, but the music is tougher with an edge that screams '70s punk. The band has often been compared to both the Ramones and Phil Spector's girl groups. Scandal, Controversy and Romance is loud, trashy and sugary sweet. Songs like "I Don't Cry," "Run Back to You" and "Beat You Up" have catchy, upbeat choruses and brash guitar solos backed by fueled drumming. "The Hound" and "What's She Got" show off the band's raunchier side with heavy guitars and blunt lyrics. Even in their darker lyrical moments, the Prissteens manage to convey a party atmosphere from the album's first track to the last.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/1998
  • Label: Almo Sounds
  • UPC: 705178001940
  • Catalog Number: 80019

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Hound (2:35)
  2. 2 I Don't Cry (3:02)
  3. 3 Run Back To You (3:35)
  4. 4 Sorrow (3:01)
  5. 5 Scandal, Controversy & Romance (3:13)
  6. 6 What's She Got (3:00)
  7. 7 I'm Devastated (2:49)
  8. 8 Whole Wide World (4:06)
  9. 9 Beat You Up (2:36)
  10. 10 Someday (1:45)
  11. 11 Party Girl (3:56)
  12. 12 Let Me Run Wild (3:35)
  13. 13 Going Out Tonight (2:51)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Prissteens Primary Artist
Joe Vincent Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Lori Yorkman Bass, Vocals
Tina Canellas Guitar, Vocals
Leslie Day Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Suzanne Dyer Engineer
Richard Gottehrer Producer
Jeffrey Lesser Producer, Engineer
Ken Feldman Engineer
Pete Ciccone Art Direction
Steve Fallone Mastering
Steve Revitte Engineer
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