Stonewall/Weekend – Stonewall/Weekend [1990]

STONEWALLWEEKEND_STCountry USA

Style Hard Rock

Rating 85/100

Band Members Dwayne Kendall – Lead/backing vocals,electric guitars, Denny Melman – Drums,backing vocals, Joe Joe Weekend – Bass,electric/acoustic guitars,backing vocals, Jason Stonewall – Lead guitars,lead/backing vocals

Additional Musicians Troy Kinnett – Keyboards,saxophone, Robert Sisk – Vocals

Tracks 01. Stand It (3:57), 02. Nothin’s Gonna Stand in Our Way (4:14), 03. Another Night in Hollywood (3:53), 04. Is It Any Wonder (4:06), 05. L.A.X. (4:05), 06. Heads Will Roll (3:42), 07. Your Love Excites Me (4:36), 08. Where My Life Leads Me (4:00), 09. Turkish Tram Conductor Blues (4:16), 10. Gotta Have Your Love (4:41), 11. You and Me (4:09), 12. Waiting for the Axe to Fall Part 2 (6:28)

Profile Stonewall/Weekend were a project formed in early 90s in Bancroft from longtime lead guitarist for Indianapolis area band “Why on Earth” along with his best friend and co-guitarist Joe ‘Joe Joe Weekend’ Howard, also guitarist and vocalist in “Why on Earth” along with Dwayne Kendall also from WOE, and Denny Melman. In a period of five years the band released two critically acclaimed albums before they split up.

Their self-titled debut album released through Air International Records, a hard to find album nowdays. A brilliant collection of hard rock tunes with heavy guitar riffs, harmony backing vocals, strong rhythm section and some really impressive tunes like “Nothin’s Gonna Stand in Our Way”, “Another Night in Hollywood” and “Waiting for the Axe to Fall Part 2″ where an earlier version of the song appeared on the Why on Earth’s album “Action”. Unfortunately Jason ‘Stonewall’ Seidler passed away in 2011.

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Slam – Kapuk Elott [1996]

R-6379033-1417793119-4684.jpegCountry Hungary

Style Melodic Rock/AOR

Rating 84/100

Band Members Csordas Levente – Vocals, Bende-Nagy Janos – Bass, Beke Peter – Guitars, Palmai Victor – Drums

Additional Musicians Mark Beke – Keyboards

Tracks 01. Szárnyaló Képzelet (5:05), 02. Túl Vidám (4:44), 03. Szívemből Szól Ez A Dal (5:15), 04. Miért Vár A Lány (3:30), 05. Rossz Fiúk (Bad Boys) (3:03), 06. Állítsd Meg Az Időt (4:27), 07. Szétszakad Az Agyam (3:37), 08. Nincs Szívem (5:33), 09. Régi Otthon (4:06), 10. Kapuk Előtt (2:12)

Profile Mega rare debut album released in 1996 through Emi-Quint Records featuring vocalist Levente Csordás exMagazine and Sing Sing. The band formed in the early 90s when Levente Csordás return from America and with Magazin drummer Molnar Perch” Attila formed the band Slam. Their main music style is rock where important role is the keys and elements reminiscent of pop music, compare to light version of Magazin and Heart Snake. Although “Perch” not mentioned in the credits almost all of the lyrics composed by him. An album that worth your search and be a part of your collection.

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Jone Addic – Jone Addic [1992]

ceb61f8e24e2Country Finland

Style Hard Rock/AOR

Rating 82/100

Band Members Jone Addic – Lead/backing vocals,bass,keyboards,guitars,mandolin,drums,percussion, Annica – Vocals, Harry Bent,Kim Lonnholm – Backing vocals, Alex Aitokari – Harmonica, Ben Granfelt,Tatu Mannberg – Guitars

Tracks 01. Will You Go Lassie Go (3:54), 02. Rock’n’Roll Band (3:40), 03. Steady As A Rock (3:36), 04. This Ain’t America (3:44), 05. Angel’s Touch (4:38), 06. What Shall I Do (3:22), 07. Another Time (3:44), 08. The Light Of Love (3:57), 09. The Best Of Times (3:04), 10. The Price Of Loving You (4:35), 11. The Circles Of Fame (3:59), 12. Worlds Apart (4:48), 13. Teenage Warriors (3:24), 14. What Love Has Done To Me (2:53)

Profile Jone attic is a Finnish multi-instrumentalist musician who influenced bass player of the 1983 Rock SM Championships silver-winning Chapter One ensemble. He played with Johnny Lee Michaels and the Androids while in 1992 he participated in Eurovision with the song “Behind the Sun” while in the same year he released through Taurus Music his solo album features Annica on one track, Broadcast’s Kim Lönnholm also on one track and Gringos Locos’ & Guitar Slingers’ axeman Ben Granfelt on four tracks.

The songs on this record are a rather tasty lighter more AORish mixture of Stage Dolls, Powerplay and Bon Jovi. The vocals of Jone Addic are very much like Stage Dolls but he is capable of pulling off a nice Jon Bon Jovi-impersonation too… After this album Addic join Jone’s Bros released three full-length albums.

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Branda – Branda [1990]

nkvhgCountry Mexico

Style Hard Rock

Rating 83/100

Band Members Juan Shein, Paulo, Tavo Limongi, Lalo Jimenez, Carlos Borunda

Tracks 01. Lucha por tus Sueños, 02. No Estoy Seguro de Poderte Recordar, 03. Sombras, 04. Culitos Fiesteros

Profile Great outfit from Mexico formed in the late 80s and active till mid 90s with many live gigs and fans all over the country, while they supported great bands from Scorpions and LA Guns till Iron Maiden in their famous “Fear of the Dark” tour. Great musicianship, strong songwriting and lots of catchy tunes that you will definetely love.

Hard rock at it’s best blend with some metal vibes, many harmony backing vocals, strong guitar riffs and inspired keys in parts, compose this 4-tracks demo tape released in very limited copies in band’s tour. The band wrote many songs, hopefully to see the light of the day soon.

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Abu Zimbel – Beyond the Sun [1986]

COVER ABU ZIMBELCountry Sweden

Style AOR

Rating 86/100

Band Members Magnus Bang – Guitars, Jonas Franke-Blom – Vocals,keyboards, Mats Annemalm – Bass, Niclas Bronner – Keyboards, Magnus Fritz – Drums,percussion

Tracks 01. Beyond the Sun (3:41), 02. Survive (4:14)

Profile Abu Zimbel was formed in 1984 by five young music students in Norrköping, Sweden. At the time they were 15 years of age. Very soon they went into the studio and recorded some demos and in 1986 they released a self produced, self financed vinyl single. It featured the songs “Beyond the Sun” and “Survive”. The band did not have a distrubution company, so they simply went out to the local record stores and asked the owners if they please would like to have the Abu Zimbel records for sale in their store. They agreed and as it turned out enough records were sold to pay for the enterprise. A bit rare to be found nowdays but worth the search.

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