Annie For President – Power to the People [1997]

KALALACountry Sweden

Style Melodic  Rock/AOR/Pop/Rock

Rating 81/100

Band Members

Tracks 01. Power to the Peopple (0:50), 02. Where Are You (3:27), 03. I’ve Come to Wisdom (3:27), 04. Meet me by the Grooveyard (4:43), 05. It’s all in You (5:21), 06. Mrs Jam (3:43), 07. Fever (3:47), 08. Tell me (4:57), 09. Young Man (4:32), 10. Yeah Yeah (4:10), 11. My Needing (4:55), 12. Sunman (5:33)

Profile Rare AOR/poprock indie album from stockholm, with male and female vocals, released on the JAHA Records label back in 1997.

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Joleen – Joleen [1988]

C1_13338bfbb830f1c2387f3005d5f389ddountry USA

Style Melodic Rock/AOR

Rating 83/100

Band Members Joleen – Vocals, Rusty Anderson,Dean Parks,Michael Thompson – Guitars, Dennis Belfield,Jennifer Condos,Jimmy Haslip – Bass, Joey Carbone,Karen Childs,Bill Meyers – Keyboards, Armand Grimaldi,Art Wood – Drums, Dan Higgins – Saxophone, Beth Anderson,Chris Farren,Rupert Holmes,Andrea Robinson,Joe Turano – Backing vocals

Tracks 01. Tokyo Girl, 02. Heaven Knows, 03. To Each his Own, 04. Touch and Go, 05. Straighaway, 06. When Sparks Fly, 07. Perfect World, 08. You don’t know the City, 09. The Traveller’s Song

Profile Few female AOR albums satisfy as completely as this one by Joleen. If the mere thought of Zahalan, Romeo’s Daughter and 80s Heart make your heart skip a beat, then add Joleen to your list. Better yet, take a listen to “Heaven Knows” to check the quality of this magnificent record. I’m sure this mid-tempo slice of “heaven” will win you over faster than anything I could type here. Only released on an indie Japanese label (DUO Records) back in 1988. 

The first track of “Tokyo Girl” is the number that was used also in commercial Fuji Xerox on television, is the number that was recorded No.1 in Oricon of Western chart of September 1988, penned by Joey Carbone, it is a highly energetic perky as it Joey Carbone seems hit potential in pop number, while the second song of “Heaven Knows” sound like Wall of Sound of Phil Spector style a pretty good track. Another highlighted song come with “When Sparks Fly” a pop number of medium-tempo, you can listen the cutting guitar solo of parentheses of Michael Thompson. An album that worth your attention at all…

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Sheltering Sky – Hot Hazy and Human [1992]

zAL8sheltering-sky-hot-hazy-and-human-cdCountry Canada

Style Melodic Rock/AOR

Rating 81/100

Band Members David Baster – Slide Guitar, Nikku Nayar – Bass, Drums – Howie Beck, Chris Brown – Hammond, Elliot Nile,Ron Proulx,Steve Koven – Piano, Bob Sheppard,Ian Menzies,Steve Mihaly – Guitars, Jordana Lipson – Backing vocals, Ian Menzies – Mandolin

Tracks 01. Strange Bedfellows (3:48), Hole in the Head (2:45), 03. Paper Airplanes (3:52), 04. Walk with me (4:22), 05. Minefield (4:59), 06. Rain Keeps Falling (3:47), 07. Rhythm of the Rain (3:39), 08. Patience my Love (3:36), 09. So Long (3:52), 10. Once in a While (4:04), 11. Fun with Guns (4:34)

Profile Currently out of print, rare and nearly impossible to find album but worth tracking down from this Toronto based rock outfit released in 1992. All tracks are quality tracks,good production,good interpretations and good compositions For me is a little hard recommend one track in special cause all have a high level. Similar to Kevin Barrett and Michael Breen.

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Wicked Shimmy – Wicked Shimmy [1998]

rthtyutuityCountry Canada

Style Melodic Hard Rock

Rating 80/100

Band Members Tim Rud – Vocals,rhythm guitars, Jack – Guitars,backing vocals, Bob – Bass,backing vocals, Dave DeGrassi – Drums

Additional Musicians Chris Lewis,Gary Preston – Hammond Organ

Tracks 01. Hey Ho (4:33), 02. Waking Up Saturday Morning (4:10), 03. Nothing Personal (2:29), 04. Disappointed (3:57), 05. Circles (3:25), 06. Time and Place (2:58), 07. Something New (3:33), 08. When Our Time has Come (3:32), 09. Something to See (4:13), 10. Permanent Thing (3:45), 11. Window Shopping (3:19)

Profile Mega rare album from this Victoria BC based rock outfit released in 1998 and produced by Dave DeGrassi and Michael Borys featuring vocalist of “Playground Hero” Tim Rud. Very limited distribution this album feature 11-tracks and although the songwriting and musianship is good, the songs have lack of feeling that won’t help the record to gain the attention that many deserve. Indeed there’re some really good tunes like “Nothing Personal” and “Something New” that worth your attention.

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Unique – Rock Down [1989]

$_57Country Germain

Style Melodic Rock/AOR

Rating 78/100

Band Members Jurgen – Guitars,vocals, Lotar – Bass, Ralf Bruns – Drums,percussion,vocals, Harold – Vocals, Carson – Keyboards,vocals

Tracks
01. Heart On Fire (4:35), 02. I Know What I Know (4:41), 03. Cant Stop (3:37), 04. Feel The Heat (4:53), 05. You And I (4:10), 06. A Man S Tears (4:06), 07. Angie (4:08), 08. No More Time (5:33), 09. You Leave Me Now (5:43), 10. Lonely Child (3:47), 11. Rock Down (5:13), 12. Pain (4:23), 13. You Are The Only Thing (4:53), 14. Surprise (3:43)

Profile One of the rarest album released in 1989 through FAE Musik Records. The band hailed from Bonn formed in the mid 80s and “Rock Down” is their first effort, long out of print that worth your attention, a melodic rock album with many harmony tunes, lots of backing vocals and bombastic keys with some pomp and pop extentions. The band in 1995 released a 3-tracks EP titled “Hold You (And Love You Tonight)” that also is hard to be found nowdays.

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