Akela – Nasty Reputation [1990]

AKELA_NRCountry USA          

Style Hard Rock

Rating 72/100

Band Members Jimmy Thomas – Drums,keyboards,backing vocals, Jimmy Couch – Vocals, Timothy Nunez – Guitars, Kenny Thomas – Bass,backing vocals

Tracks 01. Captain Power, 02. Rock Candy, 03. One Shot, 04. Akela’s 9th., 05. Jennifer, 06. Nasty Reputation, 07. Angel, 08. You Need Someone

Profile Another short-lived hard rock band coming from Beaumont, appeared on “Star Search” twice (winning at least once) although Jay Hollander was their vocalist at that time.  It seems like they were caught between both a Hard Rock image (earlier) and more of a later-90’s Glam image later. This 8-song full-length album/demo came out in 1990 through Hobo Records while the song “Rock Candy” is a cover from Montrose. The album having strong melodies, great hooks and very catchy songs with solid musicianship (incredible vocalist and guitarist!) and fantastic production. The main problem here is their musical direction that was becoming more unclear as time was wearing on. In any case this one is also hyper rare for die hard collectors.

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