martes, 30 de noviembre de 2010

Michael Ruff - Speaking In Melodies 1993 (Westcoast)

Thanks U! Salmitch. @

Michael Ruff - Once In A Lifetime 1984 (Westcoast /AOR)

Michael Ruff is the kind of musical artist whom everyone likes to "discover" and turn their friends onto. A consumate singer, songwriter and keyboardist, Ruff shows off his finely-honed skills on his second American album, the appropriately-titled Speaking in Melodies on the Sheffield Lab label.
Michael Ruff's talent has during the past decade serving as the concert music director for Chaka Kahn, David Sanborn and Rickie Lee Jones; as band member with Lionel Ritchie, Brenda Russell, Karla Bonoff, Jose Feliciano, James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, Randy Vanwarmer, The Wynans, The Beckmeir Brothers and members of Rufus; and performer on-stage with Al Jarreau, Kal David, Gerald Albright and Michael Paulo.More Here. @

Purple Lake - 99' 1999 (AOR/Melodic Rock) Swiss

Very Good! RARE!!.Thank U! Heavy. @

Pierrot - Die Zeit Ist Reif 1995 (Hard Rock) Germany

Pierrots first release was only released on cassette. We know theres cds about, but sadly, if you have one, its a bootleg.
Second release was good, but sang in their native German. @

viernes, 26 de noviembre de 2010

Thick As Thieves - Rock The House 1997 (Melodic Hard Rock) USA

Be on the lookout for "Rock the House," the debut release from Thick As Thieves. The band is described as hard edged and melodic. They are to be considered dangerously addictive and armed to the teeth with rock hard rhythms, searing vocals, blazing leads, and a heavy arsenal of killer tunes. They have stolen the attention of any and all who hear their new release. Approach with extreme caution! YOU MAY BE NEXT! This power trio from the Northeastern United States has turned out a "no holds barred" collection of "melodic hard rock" songs sure to steal it's way onto every radio play list around the world. John Hahn (guitars/backing vocals) .Thanks U Fogkhat42. @

jueves, 25 de noviembre de 2010

Brett Williams & In Reach - Power & Promise - 1993 (CCM AOR) USA

Christian band produced by guitarist David Zaffiro (Bloodgood) - Hard to find!. @

Jarra - Test of Faith 2001 (Hard Rock) USA

Heavy powerful Metal infused with a variety of influences such as Judas Priest, Dio, Accept and Hellion. Jarra offers up some great Heavy Metal fronted by a powerful female vocalist who easily gets things done. Kathie Jarra's main influence is Ronnie James Dio and that shines through on songs like the scorching opener Eternal Love and Indian War Love Song. Musically the band is tight and Johnny Russion plays with feeling and intensity, nice for a change. The rhythm section of Diaz/Chaney is tight and anchors the band. Ballad wise is Always, All Ways and is reminscent of GN'R's Patience but with more edge. This is a well rounded Metal CD with a lot of drive, any Metal lover would be wise to check Jarra out. @

Big Left Turn - Dreamship 2000 (Melodic Rock AOR) USA

Very Good Melodic Rock,Very interesting!.Thanks Rockdoc. @

miércoles, 24 de noviembre de 2010

Subway - Light Of The Night 1993 (Melodic Rock) Germany

Pre Human Zoo (Tommy Strobel, Boris Matakovic) melodic rock band from Balingen, Germany. Peach Stockli was an ex member of Danger, who released a fine set of demos in 1990.Music is akin to a rawer Human Zoo. @

Sister Sky - Forgiven 1994 (Melodic Hard Rock) USA

Very rare cd album of Glam flavoured Hard Rock. @

Trash Broadway - Trash Broadway 1989 (Melodic Hard Rock/Metal) USA

This hard-hitting, New York-based rock/metal band showcases the major difference between the USA's West and East coast rockers; the West is glam, the East is slam. Sporting a thunderous rhythm section, razor-sharp guitars, and a lead vocalist that has all the swagger of David Lee Roth. It is the lead guitar of Mr. Joe Stump that pushes this hard into the edge of metal territory, but he is no mindless fretburner and fully realizes the importance of the songs. This ensures that all is melodic and, amazingly, there are even some AOR-worthy group vocals in some of the songs to prove the point.So, it is now time to introduce you to your (albeit long-gone) new favorite hard rock band... Trash Broadway.Highly recommended to all melodic rock/hard rock/metal fans... and even to the more adventurous AOR'sters out there (just think of it as "AOR, with teeth").TY Fogkhat42!. @

Buxx - Knickers Down "EP" 1982 (Hard Rock) USA

Good Pomp rock outfit from Rochester, New York, and not to be confused with pre Angel band, Bux. Keyboarder Martin Victor would go on to join Brighton Rock for their s/t ep release only. @

Scarecrow - St 1991 (Hard Rock) USA

Ex Keel (Bobby Marks), and pre Arabia band (Blaze, Marks, Jordan).
Debut was a good 80's influenced hard rock album, with "Madness" being a tad heavier, but nevertheless, still melodic, with a, at the time, more contemporary feel.As mentioned above, three members formed Arabia, which for all intents and purposes, was Scarecrow reinvented, as a 3rd of the Arabia tracks were taken from the Scarecrow debut.

Stephan Kaemmerer - Revolution 1998 (Melodic Rock) Unreleased

Frontline Singer..Recommended! @

Dancyr - In And Out 1991 (Hair Metal) USA

..i hear lots of Priest & Maiden in these tunes. Loud guitars, decent vocals, killer drums, & generally lots of metal chaos. Metal fans should seek this out & will find something to enjoy.Rare!! @

Rhett Forrester - Even The Score 1988 (Hard Rock)

Rhett Forrester (September 22, 1956, Tucker, Georgia – January 22, 1994, Atlanta, Georgia) was an American musician, the lead singer of New York-based band Riot from 1981 until 1984.
After Riot, he performed on Jack Starr's Out of the Darkness album (1984) and put out two solo releases: "Gone With the Wind" and "Even the Score". "Assume The Position", the most famous song of his solo albums, has got an explicit videoclip. @

martes, 23 de noviembre de 2010

Baltimoore - Original Sin 2001 (Hard Rock) USA

Experimental hard rock.Björn Lodin, vocals/guitar/bass - Eiron Johansson/Tomas Tornefjell, Drums - Weine Johansson/Jair -Rohm Parker/Joakim Larsson/Kjell Dahl, bass - Thomas Larsson/KurtLindbom/Zip, guitar - Villu Veski, saxophone
- Hans Röjås, violin - Lars Pollack, keyboard .More Info Here

Jimmy Martin And New Deal - You Got What You P(l)ay For! 1982/2009 (AOR) USA,Luxembourg

First time on CD! Jimmy Martins debut album from 1982, produced by Whisbone Ash Vocalist/Bass Player Martin Turner incl. the bonus track: Walk on fire. AOR vocalist JIMMY MARTIN was previously frontman for French Hard Rockers FISC. Music makes the world go round, was the sole thought of Jimmy Martin, when he moved from Luxembourg to Los Angeles at the age of 19 to become a professional musician. Just having arrived there, he quickly became a part of the local music scene and started playing in several bands. This was the beginning of Jimmys career, which has hugely developed not only as an artist, but also as a well known and respected composer and producer. After Jimmys arrival in the states, well known music lawyer Michael Shapiro soon discovered Jimmys talent and took him under his wing, introducing Jimmy to various respected songwriters and producers such as Grammy Award winner Clif Magness (Avril Lavigne, Kelly Clarkson, Celine Dion). @

Jammin' - Playground 1993 (Hard Rock) Switzerland

Banda little known from Switzerland.Recommended!. @

Misty Rox - Nursery Crimes 1990 (Hair Metal) USA

This is some of the best metal music out there--once you get "Nursery Crymes" or "Prelude to War" in your head, they won't go away; and "Broken Hearts, Broken Roads" is a truly haunting ballad. I never saw them in person, but I have two home movies of Misty Rox, and their live performances--no matter the singer--are amazing. John's drum playing is top-notch, and the guitar work--Ron is truly one of the best, and a talented writer as well. If you can, grab this CD--it is well worth it. (lady)
Nursery Crymes was never put out on CD, it was on tape only and might have sold 200 copies. Rox never made big headlines or played in big places, only worked with bigger band Grimm Jack a few times and had some good connections. Rox shouldn't really be on this site with other big name acts because Rox never was much more than a bar band. Anybody who tells you otherwise is lying. I know because I was there.(mike) @

Vangouw - Passion Rules 2010 (Melodic Rock)

From The Netherlands, Vangouw were fronted by ex Martyr vocalist Gerard Vangouw. 9 remastered songs, plus 1 bonus "live".
Great stuff for fans of 1st Avenue, Marathon, with a hint of Scandinavia. @

Equinox - Borderline 1984 (Pomp Rock) USA

Obscure pomp rock band out of Texas, Usa.
Yes it has a weak production, and the vocalist is not the strongest in all the world, but it was yet another one of those bands albums that showcased the potential for the release of a real stunner... all the way from what seemed like... a shed in the back garden. @

AshBa - Addiction To The Friction 1996 (Instrumental Wizard)

Yeah! It´s a Very Good Instrumental album. Ashba is well known as DJ Ashba(Beautiful Creatures/Sixx: A.M./Many Tributes). 'If Only' 'Cry for Freedom' 'Shredder's Shuffle' 'Addiction to the Friction' among my favorites. Great Combo of Hardrock Instrumental album.(Juan Carlos) @

lunes, 22 de noviembre de 2010

Autodrive - St. 1985 (Pomp Rock) Canada

Very good US band that played atmospheric MR/Aor, with hints of prog and pomp. Perhaps this is understandable since most of the band, at one stage or another have been involved with Marillion. I also believe this Long Island cd, is a re-issue of the album that originally came out in the 80's.For fans of Canuck bands such as Boulevard,Regatta, and a Refugee. John Wesley was also a one time member. @

Equinox - St. 1998 (Hard Rock) Panama

Rare! @

domingo, 21 de noviembre de 2010

Crash - Crash Crash Crash 1993 (Melodic Hard Rock) Suecia

Great melodic hard rock band, with some bluesy lead guitar flurries from Jan Eliasson & Michael Erlandsson.Crash was also an early stomping ground of a pre Last Autumns Dream Mikael Erlandsson, who would also feature on Northern Light, Radioactive, Heartbreak Radio, along with four solo albums. @

sábado, 20 de noviembre de 2010

Frozen Rose - Demos 1991 (Melodic Rock)

Data cero.Country ?? / Very Good Melodic Hard Rock! @

Mindless - Missin' Songs [Double] 1989 (Melodic Rock) Suecia

Recommended! @

Lostboys - Lost And Found 1990 (Hair Metal) USA

After ODIN slit up in the late 80′s, singer Randy O was able to secure another record deal with Atlantic Records, for his band, Lostboys. Lostboys also included former ODIN guitar player, Jeff Duncan.
Lostboys played a fairly typical brand of hair metal, that was quite common for 1990. .Lostboys sound certainly doesn’t set them apart from so many of the bands of the early 90′s, and are one of the more obscure bands of the era. The guitar work by Jeff Duncan is very good, but Randy O’s vocals can often go from cool to annoying very quickly. @

viernes, 19 de noviembre de 2010

Carousel - St. 1993/2003 (Hard Rock) U.S.A

Great band who I think were American, and released demos in 1992/93, to be given a released on the Italian label Time warp, in 2003.
Great vocals initially by Howell, but latterly replaced by band bassist Rob Ferebee, who was not quite in the same class.Some catchy songs here folks, influenced by early Harem Scarem, and Dokken. @

Rare Touch - Demos 1991 (Hard Rock) USA

Good Hard Rock!;you will feel the singing voice color Sebastian Bach. @

Ragdoll - Backstreet Lover 2006 (Melodic Hard Rock) USA,Reissue


jueves, 18 de noviembre de 2010

Medicine Wheel - First Things First 1994 (Hard Rock) USA

Excellent CD from Marc Ferrari and Medicine Wheel. Michael Mulholland has a very powerful voice and suits this hard driving style of Medicine wheel. A couple of Alternative sounding songs but the rest just rock big time. Best songs would be Hit and run, Don't promise me the moon, stay, flying blind, Long on Love and runaway train. Recommended release, stay clear of the second release it's alternative. (Jay) @

Ray Lyell - Desert winds 1992 (Melodic Rock/AOR) Canada

Classic rock AOR release from Canadian Ray Lyell, played on tour with likes of Luba, Kim Mitchell, Alannah Myles, Glass Tiger!. @

Ain't Dead Yet - Read Your Mind 1995 (Hard Rock/Metal) Switzerland

Woow Recommended!! Killer!! @

AD "Kerry Livgren" - Reconstructions 1986 (CCM AOR/Melodic) USA

Kerry Livgren & AD released this album in 1986, but it did not come out on CD until Sparrow Records put it out on CD in the early 1990s. Now out of print and nearly impossible to find! The songs on this CD are: "All Fall Down," "Life Of Crime," "No Standing," "Exiles," "We Draw The Line," "Walking The Wire," "You Are The Distance," and "Highway To The Heart." RECOMMENDED! @

Arson - Hot Donation 1995 (Hard Rock) Germany

This rare 12 track CD was released on a German indie label. ARSON is yet another fine German hard rock band that sounds like a mix of BONFIRE, HOTWIRE, GAMBLER and even the SCORPIONS. I rarely see this CD on Ebay and it's definitely worth getting of you dig quality German hard rock. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it. The CD and inserts are mint. @

miércoles, 17 de noviembre de 2010

Major N.A. - St. 1993 (Hard Rock) Sweden

Sounded like Jackyl on steroids to me. Pretty good stuff. (tim) @

Mantissa - Mossy God 1992 (Hard Rock) Australia

This one is a surprise package! An excellent album that really has its own feel and energy. It's what you might call artistic rock, a little bit free-form and nothing to head-bang to but really very likeable. This is one you'll want to listen to a fair bit. (buster)
Very unique, not 80's style, not grunge, not "nu", kinda spacy hard rock. If I had to compare it to anything I think I might go with Animal Bag. My favs are Mary Mary and Sanctify. Goes for cheap and worth it IMHO if you'd like somethin' a wee bit different for your collection. (charve) @

martes, 16 de noviembre de 2010

Team - 3 1990 (Melodic Rock/AOR) Chescolovaquia

Great Melodic Rock/AOR!. @

Team - Team 1 1988 (Melodic Hard/AOR) Chescolovaquia

Great Band Great Melodic Rock/AOR! @

Bai Bang - Cop To Con 1991 (Hard Rock) Sweden

Excellent album from Sweden! The melodies are huge and very memorable! Songwriting by Max Lorentz, Mats Lindfors, Bemstrm, Alfonzetti, Marcel Jacob!

Badd Attitude - St.1990 (Reissue) 2010 (Hard Rock)

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