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Lotta Gustavsson – Thank you Jesus Christ [2003]

gdgdCountry Sweden          Style CCM Melodic Rock/AOR

Rating 77/100

Band Members Lotta Gustavsson – Vocals, Tommy Denander – Vocals,guitars, Joakim Harmstom

Tracks 01. Thank you Jesus Christ, 02. Heart of a Hero, 03. En Dans, 04. Livet Tillbaka

Profile This is the most rare release with Tommy Denander, marverlous guitar playing and great vocals especially in the song “Heart Of A Hero” with superb production in limited 300 copies and totally hard to be found.

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Alta Moda – Alta Moda [1987]

$_12Country Canada          Style Melodic Rock/New Wave/Pop

Rating 79/100

Band Members Molly Johnson – Vocals, Norman Orenstein – Guitars,keyboards, Steven Gelineau – Drums, Etric Lyons – Bass

Tracks 01. Train (3:20), 02. Cool Love (3:28), 03. Julian (3:29), 04. Wait (3:21), 05. Push (4:350, 06. Back To Back (4:02), 07. Classique (3:47), 08. Notown (In Particular) (4:12), 09. (Draw A) Straight Line (3:55), 10. My Millionaire (3:48)

Profile Never released outside of Canada and super-rare self-titled 1987 album by female melodic rock act, Alta Moda. Guitarist and keyboardist Norman Orenstein and singer Molly Johnson met in 1979 in Toronto and soon they joined forces to form Alta Moda. The funk-style band was a duo for about three years, when the drummer Steven Gelineau joined the band. A year later bassist Etric Lyons were the forth member and the band changed their style to more melodic paths with many lives without released an album until 1987 when they came in contact with CBS Records while their debut album was nominated for a Juno award but that they refused. Similar in sound to The Parachute Club, The Spoons, Tu and Annette Ducharme, this record found some national success thanks to three singles: “Cool Love”, “Julian” and “Nowtown (In Particular)”. Lead singer Molly Johnson would later end up in the Infidels. 

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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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Albums: 1539
Biographies: 370
Meet the Bands: 610
Soundtracks: 146
Reviews: 145

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