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Andrew Ridgeley: Son of Albert (Columbia)

Chuck Eddy, Spin, September 1990

IN WHAM!, Andrew Ridgeley did whatever it is Chris Lowe does in the Pet Shop Boys. You can't call it "looking pretty for group pictures," 'cause on the cover of Make it Big Andrew looks like he uses too much greasy kid stuff — on his face! His fellow Whamster was, of course, George Michael, who liked Appetite for Destruction but would've liked it more if Guns N' Roses didn't hide all those great beats and melodies under so many guitars. On Son of Albert, Andrew salvages 'The Price of Love', which was originally sung by Axl Rose's (former?) father-in-law and uncle-in-law back in the 50s. But I'd like the LP more if Andrew had hid some decent beats and melodies under all those guitars.

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