For those that want to remember the past days of hard rock glory, Mommy Don't Love Daddy Anymore by Resurrection Band is a prime example of the days when guitars and passion ruled the musical airwaves.

Title: Mommy Don't Love Daddy Anymore (The Originals Volume 2)
Artist: Resurrection Band
Label: Retroactive  Records
Time: 11 tracks/36:21 min.

Typically, these classic album re-issues are timed to celebrate some anniversary of an album's release date (10th, 25th, etc), or just the fact that an album is getting released on CD for the first time. Neither of these scenarios is the case for the Retroactive release of Mommy Don't Love Daddy Anymore. The last re-issue of the album is now hard to find, so Retroactive is putting it back in circulation. Therefore, this is a bare bones release for those that missed it the last time. No new re-master (although the sound is fantastic), no bonus tracks, and minimal packaging in a basic digipack. The focus is on the music, and this is top-notch classic hard rock. I was surprised by how many Rez classics are on this release that I had forgotten about - "Spark/Stare,"  "Alienated," "Can't Get You Outta My Mind," "Little Children," etc. Many of these have been played in live sets through the years, which is no small feat considering the number of albums Rez has. As usual, the lyrics are hard-hitting as the music, exploring topics that churches often fail to address. The sad irony is that so many decades later, the members of JPUSA have fallen mostly silent on the revelations of abuse happening within their community. I really wish they would be as open about that as they call others to be about their dark corners on albums like Mommy Don't Love Daddy Anymore. But for those that want to remember the past days of hard rock glory, this album is a prime example of that. Grab this re-issue and the other two as well (Colours and DMZ) before they become scare as well.

By Matt Crosslin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) (December 29, 2017)
3.5 of 5 of tocks