Loud and Clear – Loud and Clear [1997]

PhotobucketCountry USA         

Style Melodic Hard Rock

Rating 87/100

Band Members Chuck Duran – Guitars, Backing Vocals, Craig Shaw – Drums, Jess Harnell – Vocals, Mark Allardyce – Bass, Backing Vocals

Tracks 01. Make It Loud, 02. Love Waits, 03. Hold On, 04. I Wanna Rock With You, 05. Rhythm & Booze, 06. Ride Into The Moonlight, 07. Waiting For The Roar, 08. Ghosts Of Summer, 09. Baby Wants To Rock, 10. Doesn’t Anybody Fall In Love Anymore?, 11. Goodbye Eyes, 12. Candle In The Window, 13. My Aim Is True (Japan Bonustrack)

Profile Fans of high-quality melodic hard rock indies can’t go wrong with this one. The band delivers in all departments: guitars, production, hooks, choruses, vocals, etc. Originally formed in 1990, this band recorded a number of demos that achieved cult status on the tape trading circuit. The group eventually released “the demo album” in 1997.

A weak production job, but spectacular songs! ‘Love waits’ is one of the catchiest and best melodic rock songs ever,’Hold on’ is a superb heartfelt ballad,’Rythm and booze’ is killer melodic rock,’Ride into the moonlight’ is melodic genius,’Waiting for the roar’ is a monster commercial hard rocker,’Ghosts of summer’ chills me still today with it’s sensational perfection- stunning track, and ‘Goodbye eyes’ is on my first ever “Best of all…

Lead singer Jess Harnell, voted “Best singer in LA” by the popular publication Rock City News, joins forces with two multi talented musicians who share a common foothold in musical belief and attitude; guitarist Chuck Duran and drummer Alex Track.  Duran linked up with Harnell during their high school days, when Duran was overwhelmed by Harnell’s incredible vocals.  Hearing Duran’s skills quickly converted Harnell to a mutual viewpoint.  They eventually added longtime friend, songwriter/drummer and third voice Alex Track to the lineup completing a powerful songwriting trio.

With their fingers on the pulse of the values that gave rock music its solid foundation and their eyes on rock’s future, Loud is ready to make their own piece of music history.

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