Picks and Pans Review: Romeo's Daughter

updated 12/12/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/12/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

Romeo's Daughter

Leigh Matty, the lead singer of this British trio, is an aggressive vocalist out of the pout-and-pose, Pat Benatar-Chrissie Hynde school. She also demonstrates enough histrionic resources to fill in the emotional gaps in the tunes written by her bandmate guitarist Craig Joiner with co-producers Mutt Lange and John Parr. Joiner, keyboardist Tony Mitman and their synthesized percussion back Matty with a hard-whacking, zealous rock sound that seems totally appropriate for such bits of youthful exuberance as I Like What I See as well as such youthful remorse as I Cry Myself to Sleep at Night. Lange, who has previously produced for such performers as the Cars, Foreigner and Def Leppard, and Parr keep the rock under control (don't take this as an insult, kids)-within very reasonable, very entertaining limits. (RCA)

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