Fans of The Upper Crust will no doubt enjoy nearly every track
of Revenge For Imagined Slights (including this reviewer) because
the formula doesn't change. Songs such as "Long Table For Love",
"Coachmen Ride On", "Rococo" and "Class Up
The Ass" follow the traditional route of AC/DC pining
with clever lyrics.
However, where this album stands apart from earlier works might be
the standout track "Come Hither Fair Youth". While the verses
may sound like they have the typical formula familiar to The Upper
Crust (all the way down to the cowbell), the beginning of the song
sounds a lot more like the grandiose beginning of a metal song. The
bridge seems to borrow even more heavily from metal and you know what?
It works. However it happens, part of the song even sounds like
.38 Special. The other surprise on the album is a "Bedlam",
a barnstormer reminiscent of "Cream Of The Crust" once it
gets going, especially as the kick-drum hits double-time. It almost
seems as though the band stepped in Quiet Riot for the changes
to the song.
Finally, the album ends on territory familiar to everybody who has
ever treasured "Everybody's Equal" with a song entitled,
"Wine Women And Song" - which is as close to a ballad as
The Upper Crust can muster.
-William "Cadillac" Donovan
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