VARIOUS ARTISTS – Mullets Rock Too!

VARIOUS ARTISTS - Mullets Rock Too!
  • 7.5/10
    VARIOUS ARTISTS - Mullets Rock Too! - 7.5/10


Sony Legacy
Release date: April 3, 2007

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Compilation albums are increasingly popular in the single-driven music world. Mullets Rock Too! features some of the most famous Hard Rock hits from the seventies and eighties. Packaged in Glam pink and featuring cartoon characters of men and women sporting mullets, the album is really a soundtrack for a generation.

Featuring tracks as famous as Boston’s “More Than a Feeling” and Night Ranger’s “Sister Christian,” the mullet crowd also digs deep, featuring lesser known tracks such as Aldo Nova’s “Fantasy” and Ace Frehley’s “Do Ya.”

The album begins strong, featuring the Ted Nugent rocker “Wang Dang Sweet Pootang.” The famous opening riff gives listeners a taste of what is to come. While this isn’t Uncle Ted’s best known song, it’s still loud enough to get die-hard mullet-heads in the mood for some down home Rock.

For ease of listening, the producers divided the 18-track album into two categories: Psyched! and Bummed! This warning allows the listener to avoid an all out rollercoaster of emotion if the heart’s recently done time.

Mullets Rock Too! is the follow-up to the massively successful, two disc Mullets Rock!. Featuring Glam power ballads like “The Flame” by Cheap Trick and “Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)” by Cinderella, the compilation producers do a fairly excellent job of selecting the cream of the mullet crop.

Sadly, even great albums typically leave room for improvement, and this is the case with Mullets Rock Too!. Two tracks in particular seem out of place: “Love Stinks” by the J. Geils Band and Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” While both songs are iconic 80s hits, neither truly represent the mullet mentality.

After a series of real rockers, a pair of near misses, and some great power ballads, Mullets Rock Too! ends on a high note with the Kansas hit “Dust in the Wind.” Nearly as reflective as any Lynyrd Skynyrd track, “Dust in the Wind” is the perfect ending to a string of songs bemoaning heartache. Crossing over into multi-genres by using acoustic guitars, Kansas was able to ride the wave of success with this unconventional-sounding Melodic Rock track. Thirty years later, mullet lovers are still rocking to Kansas and “Dust in the Wind.”


Wang Dang Sweet Poontang (Ted Nugent)
Do Ya (Ace Frehley)
More Than a Feeling (Boston)
I Just Want to Make Love to You (Foghat)
Baby Hold On (Eddie Money)
Jane (Jefferson Starship)
Fantasy (Aldo Nova)
Burnin’ For You (Blue Öyster Cult)
I Hate Myself For Loving You (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts)
Love Stinks (J Geils Band)
Love Hurts (Nazareth)
The Flame (Cheap Trick)
Take It On the Run (REO Speedwagon)
Sister Christian (Night Ranger)
Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler)
Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone) (Cinderella)
Tuesday’s Gone (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Dust in the Wind (Kansas)


  • Allyson B. Crawford

    Allyson was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio, based out of Kettering, Ohio, USA. She works as a journalist at a local television station, and has a Graduate Degree in Rhetoric and an Undergraduate Degree in English with an emphasis on British Literature. She also owns and operates, a website dedicated to the Glam Metal movement. Her first Glam tape was Poison’s Open Up and Say … Ahh! She got the cassette for Christmas when she was in fourth grade. Her passion lies somewhere between the bars and notes that created the soundtrack to the never ending Rock 'n' Roll party that was the '80s. She considers Aerosmith's Rocks and Mötley Crüe's Shout At The Devil her all-time favorite albums.

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