The debut album ROCK IT! was released May 2002 by the Norwegian label MTG AS (Mind The Gap)
It was recorded at Hang Around Sounds Studio in Oslo 2001 - mixed and recorded by Don Dons - Produced by Cocktail Slippers.


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A FEW REWIEVS OF COCKTAIL SLIPPERS´ DEBUT ALBUM "ROCK IT!"

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"Honorable Mention" by Robert Christgau /Village Voice, NYC

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Rock It! MTG import
Go-Go's with heft by Norwegian gals in matching outfits ("Oh Boy," "Out of My Head")"

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MUSIKKAVISEN, May 3rd 2002


The Cocktail Slippers music is on the border between rock and roll and punk. Grooving rock songs, accompanied by an intense Farfisa organ. Good, hummable tunes with a good flow. Could you ask for more?

There are may great songs on this record, but the opening track "Here We Go" and "Hold Me" are my personal favourites. In addition, the record closes on a strong note with "Out of My Head", "Goodbye" and "Rock'n'Roll Babe".

Recommendation: .... this is a great record to start listening to great norwegian girl bands.............


Text by Thomas Hansen

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PANORAMA May 29th 2002


From time to time, you come across records that first and foremost speak to your smile and your urge to dance. Within rock music, Danko Jones and Kiss have both assumed this role. One may have a deeper agenda, but that is secondary.
With "Rock It", the Cocktail Slippers have taken a step closer to this.

Some music is made for those quiet times at home, while other music is made for the dance floor and the party pad. Rock It is probably directed more towards the latter, and the Cocktail Slippers hold a strong and sure course towards their goal with their straightforward rock and good mood. The songs are short, fast joy-bringers, often based on the relationship between boy and girl.

Songwise, these girls are from the asme school as the Kung Fu Girls and their garage-rock friends. It all sounds very simple and uncomplicated, with Rocket Queen taking the lead vocal on most songs and Lisa Farfisa (organ) visiting on two tracks (Oh Boy and The Fool). Behind them Tammy Sticks and Sugar Cane keep the groove going on drums and bass respectively.
On tracks like Goodbye and the final track Rock`N`Roll Babe the chemistry between them works very well. Here the girls provide a easy sound that catches the listener from the moment the stylus hits the groove.

.....Rock It! Is a great record that has been released at just the right time in this beautiful spring. This is the record for late afternoons in the park with barbecues, ball games and smiling friends.

Yours truly plans to follow the recommendation from the band at the end of the record:
"Thank you for flying with the Cocktail Slippers. Hope to see you soon, thank you and good night". When is the next flight?