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Stimulator


Country of origin:

England and U.S.

Type of music generally:

Dark New Wave Pop Rock

Status:

Most recent release, Lovelier in Black (2010)

See also:

Stimulator's site

Stimulator's Facebook page

Comparisons:

Garbage, Evanescence

Covers/own material:

Own, occasional covers

General comments:

Stimulator has gone from new wave-ish rock to almost disco, and now they are heavier but always good with it. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)

Recommended first album:

Lovelier in Black is the first we've heard

Recordings:


Lovelier in Black

Release info:

2010—STIM 003

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Susan Hyatt—vocals
Geoff Tyson—guitars, bass, keyboards
Chad Stewart—drums

Produced by:

Geoff Tyson

Comments:

Stimulator's new effort is heavier than their previous ones, but it works fine. Susan Hyatt's strong vocals remain the bands' most important asset. Here she pens some strong songs and they do a fun cover. The title song is a case in point, Hyatt providing another great vocal to a softer backing. It's an epic ballad to rival the best of Garbage. "Me and my Rhythmbox" is like a fun, modern version of "She Bop" and it packs a considerable punch. "Just be a Man" bemoans the metrosexual male, and wishes for a stronger man. The version of Sonny Bono's "Beat Goes on" is fun and a fitting closer for this fine album. (stjarnell@yahoo.com)


Thanks to Anna Maria Stjärnell for work on this entry.

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