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DC Strut – DC Strut [1989]

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Country USA          Style Hard Rock/Metal

Rating 77/100

Band Members Mary B. Winn – Vocals, Kevin Maacham – Drums,backing vocals, Roy Coston – Guitar,backing vocals, Rick Masters – Bass,backing vocals

Tracks 01. Strut, 02. Blvd East, 03. Bitch In Pink, 04.Bad Things Good, 05. No Pussy Tonight, 06. Take Me Away, 07. Leave Me Cold, 08. Shock City

Profile The well known veteran of the Central New York rock scene, Roy Coston first appeared on the Ardent demo “Guilty as Charged” and toured extensively with the group in the mid 80′s.  As the 80′s came to a close, Roy joined DC Strut as they emerged as a major regional force featuring a sleaze, hard rock attitude. “Strut” was short lived, but received major label attention, and magazine, fanzine, and video interest. A female fronted melodic hard rock / metal band – this time with perhaps even more intensity and continuing to hone their skills. The album released from Retrospect Records for first time as an anthology contains everything they ever recorded including some very rare demos, live tracks and 2 lengthy interviews on local radio stations.

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Gunnar Graps Group – Polemine [1989]

7857683Country Estonia          Style Hard Rock/Metal

Rating 79/100

Band Members Gunnar Graps – Vocals,keyboards,percussion,drums, Juri Stihhanov – Lead guitar, Andres Aak – Rhythm guitar, Juri Roosa – Bass, Tilt Altosaar – Drums

Tracks 01. Kaob Kõik (3:50), 02. Kuningas (4:29), 03. Valgus (4:53), 04. Trepist Üles (4:30), 05. Sügise Süü (2:33), 06. Mosaiik (4:15), 07. Raudmees (3:48), 08. Igavene Päev (3:27), 09. Põlemine (3:43)

Profile The Gunnar Graps Group was an Estonian rock group formed by Gunnar Graps in January, 1984 in Tallinn after his previous Magnetic Band was banned by Soviet authorities. In 1980s, the GGG achieved popularity also in Russia. After its participation in Tartu rock-festival in 1984, the group entered to state philarmonia. New winds began to blow in the Soviet Union as Mikhail Gorbachev took the seat of the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and GGG experienced less resistance from authorities. In 1989 they released their only LP entitled Põlemine (Burning). The vinyl was issued by Melodiya, a Soviet record company – the only one in the whole USSR. Distribution of the record was very high. They performed in Estonia and the rest of the Soviet Union and were very popular until their fade in the end of decade. Their most popular songs were “Põlemine” (Burning), “Valgus” (Light), the ballad “Mosaiik” (Mosaic), “Raudmees” (Iron Man) – a song which gave Graps his nickname. Quiet good and obscure album with great guitar work and good song-writing that worth the search…

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Amsterdam – Amsterdam [1992]

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Country USA          Style Hard Rock

Rating 78/100

Band Members Ronnie Borchert – Vocals,guitars, Dave Thompson – Drums, Joe Lotano – Bass,backing vocals, Chad Foster - Guitars

Tracks 01. In my World, 02. She so Lonely, 03. Magic Touch, 04. Alone, 05. Right Before my Eyes, 06. Now your Gone

Profile Santa Clara hard rock outfit Amsterdam formed in 1990 and this is their first recording came out in 1992 through TA-TA Records. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Ronnie Borchert, guitarist Chad Foster and drummer Dave Thomson were previously all members of 80s San Francisco rockers Trixie. Ronnie had come into fame when forming the punk/pop/hard rock band Targa in the late 1980s. Targa then became Trixie before Ronnie reworked the whole musical scheme to Cash in on the 1990s grunge movement. The album here moves to Hard rock paths with grinding guitars, great vocals and some excellent song writing in the vein of bands like Firehouse and Ratt. Hard to find in very limited copies….

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Curfew – Don’t Wait Up [1992]

CURFEW_DWUCountry Canada          Style AOR

Rating 84/100

Band Members Adam Gill – Drums, Chris Leclair – Guitar, Chris MacDonald – Bass, Jason MacNeill – Vocals,Keyboards

Tracks 01. Gimme Love (4:04), 02. Leaving Me (4:15), 03. Heaven (4:35), 04. Just In Time (1:54), 05. Broken Hearted (3:21), 06. Black And White (4:56), 07. Fire (3:46)

Profile Highly recommended mini album from this Prince Edward Island based rock outfit formed in 1986 while their one and only work released in 1992 through H2H Records. A really good keyboard driven AOR album a mix of Haywire, May Run, Toyo and Regatta. The first track “Gimme Love” is a lovely poppy AOR song,while “Leaving Me” is more pure AOR with great keys and a good refrain, reminds alot of Haywire/ Boulevard kind of AOR! “Heaven” is a good ballad, while the two last songs are both really good AOR like Haywire.

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Aqua Maria – City [1993]

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Country USA          Style Hard Rock

Rating 75/100

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Tracks 01. Here It Comin’, 02. Looking So Deadly, 03. Born To Fly, 04. Intro To Bum, 05. Bum Run, 06. Sunshine, 07. City, 08. I Feel It, 09. Look Inside, 10. Password, 11. #96, 12. Streamline, 13. Down The Highway

Profile This three person band hails from Buffalo, New York and they play some catchy Hard Rock in the vein of Full Throttle and Chyna. There’re some really good tunes like “Sunshine” a powerful Hard Rock anthem, as is the title track, “City.” These guys can certainly jam. This is a very rare indie that is not known by collectors.

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Albums: 1537
Biographies: 370
Meet the Bands: 609
Soundtracks: 146
Reviews: 145

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