George Lynch & Jeff Pilson – Heavy Hitters


What a waste of time! We should, really, be more precise in our judgement so this is an incomprehensible recording effort by Lynch & Pilson unless Deadline Music offered them a huge amount of money in order to carry on with this dreadful project. But even if this is the case, you can’t put such a large stain on your career just for a quick buck. I can’t go into the minds of the two musicians but there is explanation whatsoever for this pathetic album with pop cover tunes.

You see there is not only the abominable selection of songs but also the fact that the production is flat and not powerful at all while you only need just a couple of listening sessions in order to realize that it’s plain evident that the heart of soul of the two musicians are nowhere to be found on “Heavy Hitters”. Yes, it goes without saying that you can listen to the trademark guitar sound of the one and only George Lynch and the ever characteristic backing vocals and the tight basslines by the incredible Jeff Pilson but all things indicate that they approached the whole project with such a haste like wanting to get away with it as quickly as possible. I totally understand that they wanted to come up with something that will stir a conversation among the fans. These are hard times, after all. But this conversation should not include names like Joan Osbourne, Duran Duran, Madonna, Timbaland, Oasis etc. It’s like putting Justin Timberlake in a studio and having him record a version of “Tooth and Nail”. I am sure that these two musicians are capable for more respectful things. After all, they are such an important part of rock history.

Let’s just hope that this is really an ill-conceived effort; a bad joke. From our (and Don Dokken’s) perspective, this is nothing more than a waste of time.

Highlight: Among the guests we can find Brian Tichy (ex-Whitesnake) and Marq Torien (Bulletboys). I wonder what their thoughts are on this one…