Hang Loose – Contrast [1994]

PhotobucketCOUNTRY: Switzerland          STYLE: Melodic Rock/AOR

RATING: 82/100

BAND MEMBERS
Dany Kirchhofer – Bass, Othmar Brügger – Guitars, Pädu Ziswiler – Drums, Backing Vocals, Roger Zeller. – Vocals, Toni Stöckli – Keyboards, Backing Vocals on # 1 & 2

TRACKS
01. One Nite (3:15), 02. Juicy Lucy (3:40), 03. Love & Happiness (4:00), 04. Golden Age Dreams (4:45), 05. Lola (5:18), 06. All Through The Night (3:06), 07. Con-Trash-T (2:07), 08. Good Lovin’ (4:30), 09. Wonder Why (4:25), 10. Barroom Boogie (3:18), 11. Children (4:36), 12. I’ll Be Wearin’ Blue (5:45), 13. Kiss (2:44), 14. Back To … (1:35)

PROFILE

“Contrast” is the first full lenght album from this Swiss outfit released in 1994. Formed in 1992 by Roger Zeller on vocals,  Dany Kirchhofer on bass, keyboard player  Toni Stöckli, guitarist Othmar Brügger and Pädu Ziswiler on guitar, drums, and vocals. The band enjoyed the success as much acclaimed live band and a loyal, ever-growing fan base, the first reviews mentioned features such as: “pure party” “Amazing with what perfection these musicians …” or “this band always everything – everywhere.

Two years earlier the band appeared with a demo cassete, while in 1993 they released their first mini album with five songs before a year later they released their fist full work and gave to this five guys a recording contract with Exclusa by “jack of all trades” HP Schuwey.

This is the most difficult to be found release of the band, with excellent boogie rockers and ballads that will keep you wanting more.  For fans of band like Powerplay, Krokus and early Gotthard.

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