David Hasselhoff ~ Open Your Eyes

David Hasselhoff

 

What? A new album…by David Hasselhoff??? OK. It’s not what you think. David can sing, but, only in his range…ONLY. This is a cover album with a bunch of guest stars on it. The music is really good, but, the singing MAY make it to mediocre. Guest stars include James Williamson of the Stooges covering Lords Of The New Church’s “Open Your Eyes”, Elliot Easton of the Cars covering The Jesus & Mary Chain’s “Head On”, Steve Stevens covering Modern English’s “I Melt With You”, A Flock Of Seagulls covering Echo & The Bunnymen “Lips Like Sugar”, Composer Tyler Bates ruining David Bowie’s “Heroes”. This is done in half english & half german. I didn’t like it when Bowie did it in german either. On this song, there are effects used that I thought would have been better, if they were not used. Continuing the guest star list with Tracii Guns of L.A. Guns covering Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again”. This is the song that really shows that David Hasselhoff shouldn’t try to cover something in a range that is way beyond his reach. Todd Rundgren is next to help the Hoff with his cover of Ted Murley Gang’s “Jump In My Car”, Charlie Daniels covering Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy”, Ava Cherry singing along with David on Gordon Lightfoot’s “If You Could Read My Mind”, the great Steve Cropper covering The Archie’s “Sugar Sugar”, which even though was not great, was the best song on the album, Patrick Moraz of Yes & The Moody Blues covering Udo Jurgens’ “Mit 66 Jahren”, Al Jourgensen covering Neil Diamond’s Sweet Carolyn, which is probably Hoff’s best try on the album. Neil is right in David’s range, & finishing off with “That’s Life” originally done by Frank Sinatra. The music had that distinguished 1980’s sound to it, except the last one. Some songs were better than others. With all of the great musicians on this album, I expected more, not that they didn’t hold up their end, as the music was right there, but, I can only give this album 3 out of 5 Music Guru stars.

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