Country United Kingdom Melodic Rock/AOR
Michael Des Barres – Lead vocals, Steve Jones,Andy Taylor,Lawrence Juber – Guitars, Jim Keltner – Drums, Bill Summers – Percussion, Philip Chen,Kenny Lewis – Bass, Kevin Savigar – Keyboards, Greg Adams,Emilio Castillo,Richard Elliott,Steve “Doc” Kupka,Lee Thornberg – Horns, Mary Harris,Wendy Leigh Mackinzie,Debby Holland,Andy Taylor – Backup vocals
01. Money Don’t Come Easy, 02. Do You Belong?, 03. Is There Someone Else?, 04. Everything Reminds Me Of You, 05. I Can See Clearly Now, 06. Somebody Up There Likes Me, 07. Too Good To Be Bad, 08. Locked In The Cage Of Love, 09. Camera Eyes, 10. Thinking With Your Body
Profile Michael Des Barres (pronounced “Deh-Barr”) is a British actor and rock singer. He is best known for playing the recurring role of Murdoc on the television show MacGyver and for replacing Robert Palmer in the band Power Station, fronting the band at the 1985 Live Aid concert and the rest of their Summer Tour. This was his final solo musical release that produced by Bob Rose, before he focused primarily on acting, with roles in movies including Sugar Town, Ghoulies, Pink Cadillac, Midnight Cabaret, and others. The Power Station member Andy Taylor performs guitar on the album and additional vocals on “Money Don’t Come Easy”. There are also guitar performances by Steve Jones, who had previously worked with Des Barres in the band Chequered Past during the early 1980s.
Country USA Style Hard Rock
Dino DiNatale – Lead/Backing Vocals, Mike Sacks – Guitar,Backing Vocals, Yoichi Utebi – Guitar,Backing Vocals, Pete Ruello – Bass,Backing Vocals, John Salvo – Drums,Backing Vocals
01. Hot City Night, 02. Break the Chain, 03. Stand up and Rock, 04. Stay with Me, 05. Crimes in the Night, 06. Think About You, 07. Tell Me I’m Wrong
Profile New york based, melodic hard rock band, who’s bassist Pete Ruello would go onto slightly better things with Bone Machine,Without Love (with ex Tour De Force, Chali Cayte) and Pyn Siren. Their debut album came out in 1986 and although the band is not known to a wider audience, maybe not gained great fame and may not be recorded many albums but their one and only worth your attention and definetely with a better production will be one of the best coming from the 80s. The album has strong songs, great songwritng, musicians full of energy with great rhythm section, especially the bass parts of Ruello Peter deserves your attention. Songs that stand-out is the catchy opening “Hot City Night”, the sober and rhythmic “Stand Up and Rock” and the powerful song on the album undoubtedly “Crimes In The Night” where you can hear more heavy metal jams. If you are in vein of bands like Babe Blu, Syre, Without Love, Bone Machine, Rock Cnady and Sweet Cheater, don’t miss it. In 2009 released on cd from Time Warp Records…
Country USA Style AOR
Jimy – Vocals,keyboards,guitars, Tres Hefner – Bass, Ron Pucillo – Drums
01. Promises, 02. Fantasy, 03. Don’t Say Goodnight, 04. Falling Star
Profile A band from California, USA, that seemed to have left us with only this exceedingly rare vinyl ep. They very much reminds me of Miles Long, though the quality does waver on this platter. And did I mention the opening track “Promises” an absolutely stunning Pomp rock classic, very much in the Norman/sexton style?! Superb mini album, well produced and arranged. Do not pass it if you find it….