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Easy Livin
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3 stars Silver turns to gold

Argent struck gold with the first track on this album, "God gave rock'n'roll to you". Their previous hit single, "Hold your head up" had substantially raised their profile, but this time they came up with a song which captured the musical essences of the period perfectly. The pop rock band Slade had been enjoying a run of hits with sing-a-along anthems, and "God gave rock'n'roll to you" would have made the ideal Slade single. As a result it sold in enormous quantities, and made Argent a headline act. The song was more recently resurrected as a huge hit once again, this time for Kiss.

In some ways, it was unfortunate that "In deep" was the album which the masses went for, since it is a good album but by no means Argent's best. "It's only money" maintains the more commercial feel in two pretty much unrelated parts. The best track is actually "Losing hold", a darker and heavier cry for help, with some excellent vocals and a great instrumental ending. The second side of the album is poor, pointing the way Argent were to go following the departure of Russ Ballard.

There are better (and admittedly much worse) Argent albums than this, but it does have its moments.

Easy Livin | 3/5 |


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