Lee Aaron: All The Everything Pt.7

Alrighty, for this post I’m rockin’ some 80s rawk CanCon. It’s Lee Aaron, and I own the albums from 1985-1991. Let’s dig in and see what we get…

1985 – Call Of The Wild (cs)

Lee’s third album is heavy in that sweet 80s way, and the lyrics are sometimes (let’s be honest) cheesy. This album spawned three singles (Rock Me All Over, Runnin’ From The Fire, and Barely Holdin’ On). Aaron can really sing, and there’s a pure quality to her voice. This is still a quit, ‘cos it’s on cassette.

1987 – Lee Aaron (cs)

This fourth record had four singles (Powerline, Only Human, Goin’ Off The Deep End, and Dream With Me). I wasn’t as into this one, it’s a lot lighter fare. There are still a couple of satisfying rockers, but I found myself waiting for some of the songs to be over, though even those I could tell she was trying her damndest. Quit.

1989 – Bodyrock (cs)

Shift gears again on her fifth… No getting around it, Whatcha Do To My Body is full-on, big fun times rawk. Buzzsaw guitars, Lee’s powerful vocals, it’s all here. Add Hands On as another single, and this record was her best-selling to date, with nominations at the Junos and certifying Platinum the year of its release. Yup, this was the big time. Commercial? Hell yes. But I liked this record. It’s slick, well-crafted, and I assume it’s one of the ones to have in any essential Lee Aaron collection. Quit because cassette.

1991 – Some Girls Do (cd)

Follow-up, and her 6th record, Some Girls Do, is more big bluesy rock and fun times, with only one ballad tacked onto the end. Seriously, it’s all rawk. Heck, the first couple of songs reminded me of Motley Crue… At this point, though, I am suffering a wee bit of Lee Aaron fatigue. I like what she does, but four straight albums was a lot for me. I might need to come back later and play this one again. But today: Quit.

In Sum:

After four straight Lee Aaron records, I don’t know how much I would listen to her on a regular basis, but for this project I had a pretty good time. No matter whether the music has aged well or not, it’s unquestionable that Aaron can really, really belt it out.

Given that three of these I have here are on cassette, I’ll be ditching those and looking for CDs. Heck, I might even be happier with a Hits CD…

 

Series Stats:

7 posts
23 albums

15 hit
8 quit

19 CD
1 LP
4 CS

58 thoughts on “Lee Aaron: All The Everything Pt.7

              1. deKE says:

                Well there’s a story here…
                Aaron marketed little fuckers like me in the year of 1984. Being a 16 year old male seeing some chic swing a sword on cover had me hooked! hahaha..for at least two albums after…
                She does have some good tracks but yeah the comp would be the way to go….
                Now i’m a old fucker!

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  1. jprobichaud says:

    Wow. There’s a lot of discussion here for this post! I remember Lee Aaron but only vaguely. ‘Body rock’, right? For some reason, I always mixed her up with Alannah Myles.

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      Yeah the discussion is good! Nice to see, in these parts! Bodyrock is indeed Lee Aaron. Lots of singles listed above in the post. You probably remember Whatcha Do To My Body, too.

      I never thought of mixing her up with Alannah Myles, but in a way, it totally works.

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  2. boppinsblog says:

    I’m agreeing with the others about burnout for you. Also, this may sway a potential first time listener from a band/artist you normally would give a better score.

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      1. boppinsblog says:

        I may have to re-listen to her stuff. Perhaps I am giving her too much credit. I really liked it in the early-mid 80’s. Maybe not so much now.

        I wish she had stayed the metal course in.a Lita Ford/Doro way. I’m sure her label had a lot to do with it. Plus being Canadian does not often compute into major album sales.

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  3. 2loud2oldmusic says:

    I don’t think she ever crossovered to the States. Don’t know if her. I get the artist burnout thing as I got a little of it with the Three Def Leppard Live albums. However, o be fair I was comparing them to each other and not a straight up review. But I did feel the burn.

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      I don’t mind cassette, but I gotta be honest with these I likely won’t ever play them again. I’m in Taranna in a couple of weeks, and will be looking at CDs and her name’s on the list. I’m curious about Powerline.

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          1. mikeladano says:

            No two discs is way too much. There’s another one called Radio Hitz & More, that I have, bit it was a limited edition promo and probably hard to get now. I’d stick with Powerline. You won’t miss any songs that aren’t on it, except Shake It Up.

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  4. J. says:

    One of the potential issues with going through your collection like this is getting artist fatigue and skewing your opinion on some of those pretty good albums (y’know, the ones that ain’t stellar but are damn enjoyable).

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      1. J. says:

        Yeah – even when it’s an artist you love, you might end up feeling a bit burned out… and start comparing it to the album you heard before. Particularly troublesome if the artist has entered into a spiral of diminishing returns! It may not be bad, but you might find yourself being a bit harsh.

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        1. mikeladano says:

          Right exactly. I have some Lee Aaron here, but she’s sort of a “one album at a time” artist. At least for me.

          Having said that she later started exploring jazz and I could listen to THIS song all day:

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                  1. J. says:

                    Haha. No, I know what you mean… Metal Queen quite literally, huh?

                    I actually watched the Metal Queen video and thought “good grief!”.

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                    1. boppinsblog says:

                      I remember thinking she was great back in the early 80’s. I even liked the videos back then.
                      I’m not sure time was kind to the music or videos though.

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      2. keepsmealive says:

        I’m actually not too worried about it with Lee Aaron. It’s not like I was a fan then or even now, so much. Bands I love (like the Stones) will be fun to do in batches, not a burnout!

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      It’s true, I thought of that. But I feel I was fair to these (even it I sound unfair). Lee Aaron is a weird mix of metal rocker, ballad crooner, and pop chanteuse. Sometimes she dresses the part but you could still take her home to your Mom, ya know?

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