jueves, 30 de septiembre de 2010

The Burns Sisters - Endangered Species 1989 (Melodic Rock/AOR) USA

The Burns Sisters Is A Female Rock / Aor group from Usa. In 1984 released their self titled
Cd “The Burns Sisters” a year earlier posturing in a Bangles/Debbie Gibson direction.
With the 2nd cd , the band , moving from a pop based effort to one that smacks of harder melodic rock is where the Burns Sisters progressed to between then, with the album "Endangered Species".
At the end "The 'Endangered Species" is a Aor based cd with inspired powerfull songs.(andreas)

miércoles, 29 de septiembre de 2010

Love On Ice - Nude 1992 (Hard Rock) USA

Think Mother Love Bone meets Ugly Kid Joe with enough melody to get them signed in 1992. Yes, this is hard rock, but definately more college alternative than AOR or Glam. I like this cd for a change of pace, but it probably wouldn't be a favortie of most of the HH faithful. "Goodbye" is the strongest track. (t.taylor)

jueves, 23 de septiembre de 2010

Sateria - Crash Bang Boom 1994 (Hard Rock) Dinamarca


Hard rock/Glam in the same vein as L.A. Guns. Covers the nazareth classic "Razamanaz". Mike Tramp also guests on backing vocals.
Early member Martie Peters left and went on to form Push. Competent... but not wholly original.
In 2004 Martie Peters would form Martie Peters Group (MPG) releasing two albums in 2005 and 2007.

Wild Champagne - Wipe Off Your Tears 1993 (Hard Rock) Germany

Extremely rare German melodic rock band released on the prestigious Rock Werk Label in 1993. Full of melodious harmony vocals, this is a smooth AOR album with an excellent production (as expected from Rock Werk). (delbert)
Ty }{elix.

Boneglove - St. 1995 (Hard Rock) USA

Very Godd Hard Rock.Info Here.
Ty Primalscream

martes, 21 de septiembre de 2010

Tattoobar - White Russian Style 2003 (Hard Rock/Sleaze) Germany

Sound similar like Poison, Faster Pussycat, Tuff, L.A. Guns, Guns N Roses!
Tommy Bader - Vocals (Loveslide)/Jakk - Bass, Vocals (Overload, SubZero)/Markus - Guitars (overload, SubZero)/Matze - Drums (SubZero)

Bang The Union - American Dream 2004 (Hard Rock) USA

Pretentious? Yes. Arrogant? Yes. Fun as hell? You bet your ass. This is Rock ’n’Roll. BANG THE UNION began as a response to too many years of turning on the radio and being faced with nothing but disappointment, going out to see band after band that never delivered, and throwing multitudes of new $16.99 CD’s to the trash heap when all that was found was affected angst and music that was colder than a grave digger’s ass. Billy Wench (singer) and Charles Garris (guitar), both veterans of the east-coast scene had had enough, and shanghaied long time friends, sometime bandmates and co-believers in the cause, James Grevas (bass) and Brett Ciaramella (guitar) into the fold. Matt Blackmon (drums) soon followed after an excruciating search for a drummer that understood. With the first batch of songs in tow, BTU went into the studio and liked what they heard. The self-produced result, AMERICAN DREAM.(cdbaby.com)
Ty Primalscream

Stargunn - Making Up For Lost Tracks With Ammunition 2003 (Southern Rock N' Roll)

lunes, 20 de septiembre de 2010

Strip Adicktion - In Out And Gone 1994 (Hard Rock) Cana

This album isn´t really bad at all, cool tracks, "Death Between Her Legs" is a good opener with Heavy Riffs but my favorite tracks are the Melodic Rock ballad "If", "One Wrong Word"(Strong Choruses! Great song!) and the ballad "One Step Away". oh yeah, Raw sound/Thin production but the music is quite good. Sharp Guitars/Heavy Riffs.. Very cool! Hey Sam, this Indie band could be added to the Retrospect Stuff indeed.(juan carlos)
Ty }{elix!.

Razor Baby - Too Hot To Handle 1988/2008 (Hard Rock) USA

Many additional musicians, including Quiet Riot's Kevin Dubrow.
Great singer but the songs are a bit...well all done before and they sound a bit like DIO, Rainbow that early 80's Metal if your into that get it for me IMO nah...KEEP ROCKIN ALL!!! (big time)

Frenchee - Lipstick Ammunition "EP" 1988 (Hard Rock/Glam) USA

Rare and Good Hard Rock/Glam!. @

viernes, 17 de septiembre de 2010

Baby Jane - Workin' Up A Sweet 1990 (Melodic Rock)

Female Fronted,Rare Indie Melodic Rock.Album Title spelled wrong Sweet Should be Sweat.Ty }{eavy.

Purple Angels - St. 1995 (Hard Rock) Italy

Rare & very very good Melodic Hard Rock.Ty }{eavy.

Midwest - Royal Flash 1992 (Hard Rock/AOR) Germany

Good Melodic Hard Rock Like Boysvoice,Bonfire,Karo, Roko, Mydra or Craaft,with another singer... the rest style, chorus, guitars, keyboards very good!.(Rafo Phoenix/Erik)
Ty }{eavy

Gambit - St. 1992 (Hard Rock) Ger

A top collector CD released in Germany during 1992 on the Steps Record Label. These four guys, with the addition of a keyboard sessionist on a couple of tracks, have put down some all out serious hard rock tracks. Their sound ranges from BANDIT (Germany), LAWDY, JAX to DANTON and STRIKER. (www.heavyharmonies.com)
Ty }{eavy

jueves, 16 de septiembre de 2010

Firefly - After The Fire 2000 (Melodic Rock) USA

Firefly is the brainchild of John Pratt, an extremely talented songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Los Angeles, California. John is best known for his extensive contributions to the TV and movie industry, working on such movies as "Cadillac Man", "Robocop II", "Firebirds" and "Still Holding on". John has previously recorded with Kim Carnes, Lita Ford, Julliett and Gino Vanelli. As permanent members along with John, we have Ron Wikso ; Drums (Richie Sambora, Foreigner, The Storm, Dave Lee Roth and Cher), Bob Gilles - Guitars (Innocent), John Thomas - Guitars (worked with countless bands in his career), Michael Alemenia - Keyboards (Wilson Phillips, Vixen, Jack Wagner) and Ricky Phillips - Bass (Bad English, Babys and Fredricksen/Phillips). Whilst the debut album has many different musical styles, the second album sees Firefly tackling melodic hard rock head on.

Big Talk (2) - Goin Back 199X? (AOR)

Yet another Swedish trio called Big Talk.This is a rare 3 tracker, with a limited release of 500 copies only.
For fans of mid period Bryan Adams.

Big Talk - Time of Dreams 1990 (AOR) Sweden

Excellent Swedish band who released this 7 track mini-cd privately, then disapeared of the face of the planet. For fans of early Alien and Da Vinci with a little more pop.
Was produced by Roxette guitarist Mats Persson.

domingo, 12 de septiembre de 2010

American Blues Box - St. 2006 (Bluesy Hard Rock) USA

Hard Rock meets Screaming Blues, ala early Aerosmith.
Thanks Master HEAVY for your great heart for Sharing!!.

Anton V - Rock 'n' Roll Star 1988 (AOR) Netherlands


Virtually no info on this dude. Think he might be Dutch though.
Anton Vitringa, being his full name?
Not bad, bit cliched,...and interesting vinyl single release.
Ty My Friend M31

Tony Montana - Tombstone Shuffle 2000 (Hard Rock) USA

Former Great White bassist's debut release. 11 tracks including.Tony Montana is a great talent! His music is the best I have heard in a very long time. It is my belief that that every true fan of rock & roll should buy this album ASAP! It absolutely ROCKS!.(myndee)

Bashful - Down For The Count 1990 (Hard rock) USA

Great party, hard rock, with a bluesy feel.RECOMMENDED.

White Widdow - St 2010 (Melodic Rock) Australia

Prunella Scales - Dressing Of The Idiot 1997 (Hard Rock) USA



Skid Row - Bass & Saigon Kick - Guitar

miércoles, 8 de septiembre de 2010

The Score - The Good The Bad & The Ugly 2009 (Melodic Rock/AOR!)

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER ON CD MEET 80s AOR ACT 'THE SCORE'. THIS EAST COAST-BASED BAND PRODUCED SOME GREAT QUALITY MELODIC ROCK / AOR THAT HAS NEVER BEEN RELEASED - UNTIL NOW. THIS COLLECTION FEATURES RICH KEYBOARD WORK INTERLACED WITH TASTY GUITAR WORK AND UNFORGETTABLE HOOKS. FROM THE TOTO-ish 'Standing On This Borderline' TO THE SURVIVOR-INFLUENCED 'Chyna' , THERE IS SOME VERY CLASSY TUNES HERE. ONCE AGAIN RETROSPECT RECORDS DELIVERS A HIGH QUALITY AOR ACT THAT CERTAINLY SHOULD HAVE GONE TO THE NEXT LEVEL BACK IN THE DAY. THIS IS WHAT AOR IS ALL ABOUT. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO FANS OF: Survivor , Adrenalin , Toto , Fortune , Champion , Franke & The Knockouts , The Innocent , Dreamstreet , Arrival ETC...

domingo, 5 de septiembre de 2010

Bam Bam Boys - Let Me Touch Your Skin "Single" 1987 (Melodic Rock) Suecia

Alfonzetti would front Jagged Edge UK, Damned nation,Skin Trade and Road To Ruin.as well as releasing a fantastic set of demos with Bad Society.
Fredrik Von Gerber (ex Easy Action) joined Rat Bat Blue, and then Red Fun.
Gunnar Hallin was ex Neon Rose

Bam Bam Boys - St. 1989 "Reissue 1999" (Melodic Rock) Suecia

Originally recorded in 1989 and finally released in 1999, Bam Bam Boys one and only album contained some excellent tunes, not least the classic ballad "Let Me Touch Your Skin".
Alfonzettis voice is awesome, and even I find it sexy!He has to be one of Sweden's most underrated vocalists ever! Classy Skandi melodic aor in the same vein as Easy Action circa "That Makes One". Alfonzetti would front Jagged Edge UK, Damned nation,Skin Trade and Road To Ruin.as well as releasing a fantastic set of demos with Bad Society.
Fredrik Von Gerber (ex Easy Action) joined Rat Bat Blue, and then Red Fun.
Gunnar Hallin was ex Neon Rose.

Kens Dojo - Reincarnation 2010 (Melodic Rock)

The guitarist Ken Ingwersen (STREET LEGAL, TNT, RAGS) in his first solo album. Collaborate Glenn Hughes, Ken Hensley, Chesney Hawkes and the resurgent Tommy LaVerdi (21 Guns). Fantastic album of melodic AOR hard high level.

jueves, 2 de septiembre de 2010

Axminster - St. 2003 (Melodic Hard Rock) USA

: Good melodic hard rock with a bluesy flavor. Released on the GB Music label that gave us the highly under-rated Under Fire, and produced by New Englands Hirsch Gardener. Vocalist is like a rawer Steve Plunkett. This is basically a compilation of the bands music from the early 80's up until present day. A Worth while addition for fans of the genre.

Houston - St. 2010 (AOR) Sweden

Another Swedish band, HOUSTON are firing off classic 80s AOR in the vein of Journey and Survivor. The duo courtesy of Hampus Erix and Freddie Allan got help in the studio by cracks like Tommy Denander, Mats Olausson and Thomas Vikström plus Ricky Delin (Rainmaker) at the production helm and the result is simply stunning – pure and classy 80s flavoured AOR stuff nexto to Bad Habit, H.e.a.t., Alien, and Treat.(thanks Hard)

Crimson Messiah - Demo 1997 (Heavy Metal) USA


Mike Lynx - Vocals (Spectrum, Concrete Jungle, Shock Opera, Catch 22).Info Here.

Axis - Slightly Tilted 1985 (Hard Rock/Metal) USA

Excellent Cleveland band who released this rare slab of vinyl back in 1985, and were totally unrelated to John Butchers mob!The vocals and guitarwork suggested hard rock, but beneath the metal veneer beat a pop rock heart, accentuated by the catchy songs and subtle use of keys.One for fans of "melodica" and shred!

Cristeen - Believe In 1994 (Hard Rock) Germany


Good Band Germany,Melodic Hard Rock.

Absolute Steel - The Fair Bitch Project 2002 (Melodic Metal) Norway

Killer band Melodic Metal.Info Here.

miércoles, 1 de septiembre de 2010

Spanky Lee - St. 1989 (Melodic Hard Rock) USA

ANOTHER ULTRA RARE FIND FROM VEGASCDS. SPANKY LEE WERE FROM THE AMERICAN MIDWEST (Kentucky i think) AND PLAYED A VERY ORIGINAL BRAND OF 80s MELODIC HARD ROCK / AOR / METAL. I'D SAY Lillian Axe meets Hericane Alice meets Melidian and Marchello with some Shark Island and Signal thrown in. BOTTOM LINE - YOU MUST OWN THIS GEM IN YOUR COLLECTION!!