Hero – Boys Will Be Boys [1978]

hero_bwbbCountry USA          Style Melodic Rock/AOR

Rating 78/100

Band Members Scott Phares – Vocals, Neil Citron – Guitar, Jeff Houle – Bass,vocals, Curt Houle – Keyboards,vocals, Jeff Jones – Drums,vocals

Tracks 01. Boys Will Be Boys, 02. Somebody’s Calling, 03. I Get Mad, 04. Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay, 05. Back on the Streets, 06. It’s Only Make Believe, 07. One More Time, 08. I Heard You in the Ally, 09. Children’s Crusade, 10. Too Hard to Lose, 11. You Take My Breath Away, 12. Something’s in the Air

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Profile Hero hailed from Los Angeles and came together after several years of gigging under various lineups in the early 70’s. Formed by brothers Curt (keyboards) and Mark (bass) Houle, it was 1975 before the band’s permanent lineup would take shape. That came with the addition of sixteen year old guitar whiz, Neil Citron and drummer Jeff Jones. When local heroes Hollywood Stars replaced their lead singer, Scott Phares, Hero became his new home. The band signed with Con Merten agency and within a year, producer Michael Lloyd had helped the band to sign with Mercury Records.

Their self-titled debut was issued in 1977 and despite a few well written singles, the album stalled and Hero were quickly dropped from their contract. Merten and Lloyd were unwavering believers in the band and vowed to find the band a new home. The following year, 20th Century Records added Hero to their roster and “Boys Will Be Boys” was released. Their second is even better and tougher with some impressive tunes like “Somebody’s Calling” with great bass line, the melodic hoarseness “I Heard You in the Ally” or “Something’s in the Air” with amazing key parts. An undiscovered gem from the 70s that worth your attention…

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