Angry Anderson – Blood From Stone [1990]

angryanderson-bloodfromstone-frontFrontman of Aussie hard rockers Rose Tattoo, in the secod half of the ’80s Angry Anderson embarked himself into a solo career. In fact, the great 1986’s album Beats From A Single Drum, although released under the Rose Tattoo moniker, was an Anderson own record. For his second solo album, this “Blood From Stone” appeared in 1990, Anderson hired the services of talented Mike Slamer (Streets, City Boy, Seventh Key) not only to produce, but also play on the record and manage the overall project.

The result was a punchy Melodic Hard Rock album with ballsy AOR moments wrapped by a glossy production and a bright sound. Slamer turned Anderson’s usually raspy throat into a clean and polished vocal delivery, and the the album simply rocks but with melodies galore.

There’s hooky rockers like ‘Bound For Glory’, ‘Heaven’, and the pretty Americanized ‘Wild Boys’, but also melodic rockers sometimes bordering AOR like in the intense ‘Fire And Water’ or the groovy ‘Bad Days’. ‘Born Survivor’ is pure melodic rock, and we find a L.A. sounding cover of Steppenwolf’s classic ‘Born To Be Wild’ You can hear Mike Slamer’s master touch on the arrangements, always focused in a main melody although never losing the grip and the rockin’ attack.

There were rumors back in the day that “Blood From Stone” would be released by major label Atlantic in the USA but the deal never crystallized. Hence, despite of being appeared in Europe via Music For Nations this album is pretty hard to find. A cool rocking album plenty of melody and hooks.

Band Members
Angry Anderson – Vocals
Mike Slamer – Guitar,keyboards
Slice Rhammel, Mirke Leams – Guitar
Leachim Armsel, Andy Cichon – Bass
Tim Gehrt – Drums

Tracks
01. Bound For Glory
02. Wild Boys
03. Heaven
04. Stone Cold
05. Fire And Water
06. Born Survivor
07. Motorbike Song
08. Love From Ashes
09. Born To Be Wild
10. Bad Days

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