Lion – Lion [1982]

Lion (USA) - Lion 1982 (front)Country USA          

Style Pomp AOR

Rating 79/100

Band Members Kurt David Hansen – Lead vocals,bass, Kevin Wakefield – Lead vocals,keyboards, Gary Hanson – Guitars,vocals, Alan Clark – Guitars, Rick Wakefield – Drums,percussion

Tracks 01. On The Run, 02. Over Your Shoulder, 03. The Palace, 04. Send Up A Rainbow, 05. Queen Of The Forest, 06. Where You Are, 07. Waters Waiting, 08. Time Won’t Wait

Profile Some Pomp-AOR for the soul… This LION from Washington state, released this unknown and very good plate of Pompy AOR, clearly influenced by Styx. But they go forward and some songs are really uptempo, full of analog keyboards (I mean A Lot) and long guitar solos. Two vocalists (Kurt Hansen [R.I.P.] would later sing on Head East classic ‘Choice Of Weapons’) spanning multi-part vocals and interesting choruses.

All tunes are goodies, my pick is last track ‘Time Won’t Wait’ featuring an over a minute flaming guitar solo. If you’re still wondering what is ‘Pomp style’, listen this little gem: Keyboard/ Guitar duels, hyped up vocals, swirling analog keyboard effects. That’s it. Styx, Roadmaster, Ziggurat and why not, New England fans, must have this one.

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Lion - Lion [1982], 9.8 out of 10 based on 4 ratings
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