Additional personnel includes: Nikki Sixx (spoken vocals); Yogi, Jeremy Popoff (guitar); Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (piano); Morris Day (gong); Kevin Lawson, D. Grady, Jade Uriah Lemons, Chrystina Lorree, J.J. (background vocals).
Engineers: Jerry Finn, Butch Walker, Joe McGrath.
Recorded at Tree Sound and RubyRed Recording, Atlanta, Georgia; Conway, The Bomb Factory and The Studio, Los Angeles, California.
READYSEXGO is an absolutely killer slice of pop/punk/metal. Marvelous 3 are essentially Cheap Trick retooled for the 21st century, although these guys also have the sex-and-drugs misogynist attitude of mid-'80s hair metal bands (which may explain why Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx makes a cameo here on an answering machine message). High class musical references abound, such as Def Leppard and Queen in some of the choruses, Material Issue and Green Day in some of the guitar parts, plus hints of '70s glam (which may explain why "Cigarette Lighter Love Song," co-written with David Bowie, has a chorus which sounds suspiciously like "All the Young Dudes.")
The bottom line is that even though these guys are loutish enough to put an inflatable sex doll on the cover, they're also capable of wit and wordplay (see "This Time"), and they're terrific tunesmiths--nearly every song here has an insanely catchy hook scattered somewhere about its person. Don't miss the hidden bonus track; it may begin with a radio announcer reading the album's credits, but after about four minutes it segues into a dance remix of the ninth track, "I'm Losing You."
CMJ (9/11/00, p.24) - "...Exuberant, haute-ly rock'n'roll....these songs are produced with the singular purpose of sounding great blaring from a car stereo..."