1986

Foreplay – Hot ‘n’ Heavy [1986]

foreplay86hnh-front-320x320Country USA         Style Hard Rock/Metal

Rating 75/100

Band Members
Val Grant – Vocals, Micheal St. Pierre – Guitars, Mark Mora – Bass, Jim Volpe – Drums

Tracks
01. Hot & Heavy, 02. Play to Win, 03. Feels Like Love, 04. I’m With You, 05. First Licks, 06. The Walrus

Prifile Foreplay is a metal band from Los Angeles, California formed in the early 80s. After a not very successful debut album that came out in 1985, Foreplay released a mini album a year later titled “Hot ‘n’ Heavy” via Big Time Production. Their new work was much better in production, songwriting, with some impressive guitar riffs and songs mix their metal roots with some glam elements. Their last song is a cover from The Beatles. The band disbanded a short after and vocalist Val Grant later formed a new outfit, Bad Angels…

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Michael Des Barres – Somebody Up There Likes Me [1986]

R-3026428-1312311240Country United Kingdom          Melodic Rock/AOR

Rating 86/100

Band Members
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

Tracks
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.

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Remington – Hot City Night [1986]

Hot City NightsCountry USA          Style Hard Rock

Rating 81/100

Band Members
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

Tracks
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…

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Double 1 – Double 1 [1986]

ef21010f6c6eb2dbef1333b9468bb6c0Country Russia          Style Hard Rock/Metal

Rating 76/100

Band Members
Elena Sokolova – Vocals, Sergei Sokolov – Keyboards, Igor Kojin – Guitar, Vadim “Sachs” Mikhailov – Bass, Paul Chinjakov – Drums

Tracks
01. Days that await us (5:04), 02. Saturday (3:09), 03. Raven Viking (6:39), 04. Scary age (4.30), 05. Sleep my child (4:05)

Profile Double 1 hailed from Moscow formed in 1985 by vocalist Elena Sokolova and composer Sergei Sokolov. The band took part at the festival “Rock-Panorama” in 1986 using a drum machine indeed. After many line-up changes the band consisted by Elena Sokolova on vocals, Sergei Sokolov on keys, guitarist Igor Kojin  (later Cardinal, a group of Igor Kupriyanov, Blues League, Master, Black Obelisk, Rondo), drummer Paul Chinjakov (ex-Alliance, later-Hellraiser) and bassist Vadim “Sachs” Mikhailov (ex-Corrosion of metals).

In this form, Double-1 became a full-fledged touring band and even produced in 1986 their first and last trial, which included five songs, including the ballad “Sleep, my child,” written by the temporary guitarist Alexander Vasilenko, while the song “Raven Viking” – was more common due to the appearance on the team record “45 minutes in Sunday’s studio.”

The group was active, but the next persecution of heavy metal and fall fashion for the music prevented the progress of Double 1. Paul Chinjakov jumped into a new project Round, and was replaced by the drummer Vladimir Volodin (ex-Metallobol, Metallakkord). But in 1987, the couple divorced and Sokolov left the group. Later, they again began to work together on a project Marques.

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Roma – The Stalker [1986]

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Country USA          Style AOR

Rating 82/100

Band Members
Jimy – Vocals,keyboards,guitars, Tres Hefner – Bass, Ron Pucillo – Drums

Tracks
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….

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