"I'm All You Need" is more keyboard pop than the hard-driving soft-X rocker before, and shows her nice girl side.
The imagination requires little to find out why Sam sings "Suzie, Don't Leave Me With Your Boyfriend". It's a confessional to the title girl of what happened between Sam and him last night, and they weren't going over his stamp collection. This features a nice punchy brass section and catchy rhythm throughout. However, in spilling things out and still wanting to maintain her friendship with Suze, I kind of wonder if there's a subtle hint that she wants to take the guy for herself.
"Wild Kinda Love" is another synthesizer and hard guitar dance track, and the kind of love and life she wants of living fast and feeling good like the boys. No Jane Austen books on this chick's library, for sure. She's quite the tomboy here, "I'm gonna break the rules the boys won't play by."
Then comes another standout track, the early Elvis-style rocker of "Hold On Tight", down to the guitar. There's a nod to the Stray Cats and Big Joe Turner: "We're going to rock this town, we;re going to watch it rattle and roll." Given the studded leather jacket on her album cover, she had to be a rocker, didn't she?
Call The second single, "Do Ya Do Ya (Wanna Please Me)" Billy Idol meets Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus", it's another tough girl singing about whether a guy can give her what she needs. Things go in intensity when the male backing singers sing "give me what I want, give me what I need"
The next two songs seem to flow into each other, as they display equal tempo and sound. "Want You To Want Me" features a steady bass and 80's keyboard synths that evoke Sheena Easton or Kim Wilde, and a nice guitar solo. The verses to "Baby I'm Lost For Words" sports early 80's new wave synths like Altered Image or The Vapours, but the guitars and mid-80's synths come roaring in on the chorus.
"Rockin' The City" is heavily pronounced punkish riffs muted with some synths, and is the last barnburner of this album. Another standout track with is at home on a party tape with Joan Jett and Led Zep should one want to jam just as hard but to a different sound.
Apart from "Suzie" or the last song, all the songs could've been singles. debut was an early taste at imported contemporary pop, which set a trend of me hearing about a group or song on MTV, then waiting a year for it come out here, realizing that the Brits sure did better music than us Yanks. Yeah, yeah, she wouldn't get an invite to play at an opera house, but this girl with street-cred image is able to inject some good-natured if not a bit of naughty in her voice. It's been awhile since I last listened to it, and I still enjoy it as much as I did back then. However, the reason I'm giving this 4 stars is due to the better production and superlative songs on her next album.