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1986

Ten Ten – Walk On [1986]

tenten_woCountry USA          Style Melodic Rock/New Wave/Pop

Rating 83/100

Band Members
Mark Lewis – Vocals,guitar*Don Ruzek – Keyboards*Peter Bell – Bass*Lee Johnson – Drums

Tracks
01. When It Rains, 02. There Goes Everything, 03. Rags, 04. The One In You, 05. Where The Flowers Grow, 06. One Life, 07. Beyond Me, 08. Walk On, 09. Million Miles Away, 10. Silver Heaven

Profile TEN TEN was an American  new wave band hailing from Richmond, Virginia that was formed back in 1984. In 1984 they release on private a record titled “Ordinary Thinkin”, which landed them on a Major Label Record deal with Chrysalis Records few months after It’s release. Their debut album came two years later titled “Walk On”  and produced by Stephen Street, a producer best known for his longtime associations with The Smiths, and Blur. The single “When It Rains” gain minor success and airplay on MTV in 1986 and although they had some really good and catchy tune they never got the attention they deserved…..

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Baden Baden – Jag Har En Drom [1986]

17939_featureFWCountry Sweden          Style AOR

Rating 83/100

Band Members
Stefan Edlund – Vocals, Anders Nylander – Guitar, Michael Blomquist – Drums, Peter Lindvall – Keyboards,piano,saxophone, Hans Lindqvist – Bass, Kenneth Fridén – Guitar

Tracks
01. Jag har en dröm, 02. För kärleks skull, 03. Faller igenom, 04. Svävar, 05. Se men inte röra, 06. Ett nytt äventyr, 07. Du är en dröm, 08. Alla ord, 09. Kom tillbaka, 10. Här och nu, 11. Vad har hänt

Profile Baden-Baden was a band from Sweden consisting of six members: Stefan Edlund (vocals), Anders Nylander (guitar), Michael Blomquist (drums), Peter Lindvall (keyboards), Hans Lindqvist (bass) and Kenneth Fridén (guitar). Blomquist, Lindvall and Fridén had previously (1976-1977) played in the dance band Kennix. 1988 was replaced Lindqvist, who co-founded the band Sha-Boom , by Martin Flodén. 

Baden Baden was tied for sixth place in the Eurovision Song Contest 1986 with “Jag har en dröm” . The song became a hit on the Swedish charts . In 1987, they participated again with the song Living life but ended when the shared seventh place. Prior to his co-workers, in the Swedish Melodifestivalen , the band had made ​​great success on Sopotfestivalen , former Eastern bloc in response to the Eurovision Song Contest in Poland in 1984.

After successful tours in 1986 and 1987, the band continued as a pure cover band and played with varying composition throughout the 90s. Some really good tunes on it that worth the search…..

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Tom De Luca – Down to the Wire [1986]

ljkhkifnv ekbnjerkCountry USA          Style Melodic Rock/AOR

Rating 84/100

Band Members
Tom DeLuca – Vocals,Guitar, Derek O’Neil – Guitar, Mickey Feat – Bass,Backing Vocals, Jamie Lane – Drums, Danny Schogger – Keyboards, Taylor Rhodes – Keyboards,Backing Vocals, Gary Barnacle – Sax, Martin Ditcham – Percussion

Tracks
01. 57 Chevy, 02. Runaway Hearts, 03. Chasing Shadows, 04. Dirty Fingers, 05. Fire In The Night, 06. Down To The Wire, 07. Going The Distance, 08. Stone In Your Heart, 09. Betrayed, 10. Reunion

Profile TOM DE LUCA started his career basically as songwriter, established in Nashville at the end of the seventies. He co-wrote the Jennifer Rush hit ‘Heart Over Mind’, songs for Aldo Nova, Joe Perry of Aerosmith and most of the tracks in Molly Hatchet’s 1984 album ‘Deed Is Done’. This successful work with the Hatchet attracted Epic / CBS Records to sign Tom as solo artist, and send him to England to record his debut with James Guthrie (Pink Floyd, Judas Priest).

After a year and a half of hard work, “Down To The Wire” was ready to be out at the beginning of 1986. Unfortunately, the same week of the release there was an unexpected executive staff change at Epic, and the new crew decided to not promote De Luca’s album. Few cassette and vinyl LP copies (already pressed) reached selected stores, and the album become a collectors item instantly. Much sought after for years, fans had to wait more than twenty years to see “Down To The Wire” released for the first time on CD.

This album is a lovable slab of midwest American AOR / Melodic Rock with a sharp guitar sound and catchy choruses akin John Waite, Stan Bush and Kane Roberts early solo works, Aldo Nova, Jeff Paris and Steve Plunkett’s projects – check the Autograph-like (without the edge) “Chasing Shadows”.

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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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