Holy Smoke – No Escaping [1985]

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Country USA          

Style Melodic Rock/AOR

Rating 75/100

Band Members Dave Burica – Vocals, Pete Popravak – Guitar, Gary Brignardello – Percussion,vocals, Dave Judy – Bass,vocals, Ed Bell – keyboards,vocals

Tracks 01. You can Hide the Fire, 02. Woman on the Side, 03. Smokin Gun, 04. Showtime on Rush Street, 05. Oh my Lola, 06. The Last Time I Saw you, 07. No Escaping, 08. Crimes of Passion, 09. The Sugar Suite, 10. Sweatbox Serenade, 11. The All American Dream, 12. Aw Shuga

Profile Hard to find pressing of “No Escaping” by California based outfit Holy Smoke. This was released on the Heartland label out of Pasedena, CA in 1985. This appears to be a private pressing. They sounded like 80s hard rock with a new wave edge, but it also sounded like they had the foundation to go toward metal or even possibly prog at some point (the last half of the second side is a 3 song cycle called “The Sugar Suite”). Indeed there are some great tunes include- “Oh My Lola”, “The Last Time I Saw You” and the polishedready for radio hit rocker “No Escaping”.

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