Raquel – Raquel [1989]

PhotobucketCountry USA          

Style Glam/Hard Rock

Rating 83/100

Band Members Billy Covert – Bass, Eric Gadrix – Guitars, Backing Vocals, Kevin McDonald – Guitars, Backing Vocals, Ron English – Lead Vocals, Sean McDonald – Drums

Tracks 01. Pop Goes The Music (3:43), 02. Love Don’t Go (4:29), 03. Dark City (6:15), 04. Everywhere I Go (4:16), 05. Angel (4:55), 06. Darlin (4:17), 07. Kiss Her Goodbye (4:36), 08. Take Me Down (4:32), 09. J.G.W. (5:02)

Profile Raquel was a band on the Sunset Strip in the early 90’s and their long-lost debut is actually quite entertaining. This album was produced by Tony Wright, who went on to multi-million sales producing albums for grunge bands such as Korn and Alice In Chains, but grunge Raquel is not. They are 80’s hair metal dudes with big hair, and fun for anyone who likes hair metal. 

Raquel burst onto the hard rock scene with a blend of powerful guitar rock and memorable melodies. The band gained notoriety with the song “Pop Goes the Music.” This song was featured in a MTV commercial in the early nineties. It marked the start of the relationship between the band and producer Toby Wright, who is now known for his work with Alice in Chains and Korn. The band was a east coast favorite, and still receives mail today from fans around the world. 

Raquel gained themselves quite a following on the East Coast, but as with nearly every hard rock band, they strugggled to gain record label exposure in the grunge inflicted world of the early ninties, it was those nice people at metal mayhem who saw the bands potential and picked them up finally securing a relelase for Raquel’s debut album which is a tasty blend of catchy American hard rock a’la Firehouse, Tyketto, Attraction, Bon Jovi and Extreme.

There are nine song on this album with top of the bunch being “Love Don’t Go”, “Dark City”, “Angel” and “Take Me Down”. All of these get the feet tapping and force you to bring out the old air guitar and play along with the band.

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  1. i love ur music

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  2. hey guys u rock i love ur music very much i want to see u guys prform live

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