The Wild Boys – High Time [2004]

Country Germany

Style Melodic Hard Rock

Rating 84/100

Band Members Hansjörg ‘Hanse’ Fichter – Vocals,guitars,keyboards, Bernd ‘Nando’ Fichter – Bass,backing vocals, Harry ‘Jusy’ Joos – Drums,percussion

Tracks 01. Wild Boys Rap, 02. Asian Eyes, 03. Cheap Tricks, 04. Shadows, 05. Quit Playing Games, 06. Let It Out, 07. Minds Eye Diary, 08. Wig Wam Bam, 09. Drunken Sailor, 10. Dreams, 11. High Time, 12. 40

Profile Their brand of Melodic Rock bring to mind that classic Teutonic sound akin Bonfire. This happens mostly due to Hansjörg “Hanse” Fichter vocals – and especially his phrasing – very similar to Claus Lessmann, but also Jorg Sieber (Dominoe) and Robby Musenbichler (Jojo / Tokyo). The band mix into their music some power rock and pop in “Cheap Tricks” with some The Outfield on it, and later on “Dreams”. Started as a cover band in the album there’re two amazing covering songs, a melodic rock version of Backstreet Boys (!) megahit “Quit Playing Games”, and The Sweet’s classic “Wig Wam Bam”. Nevertheless, all works flawlessly, and what surprises you is the great production / mix, excellent for an indie release. Pretty rare, out of print debut album from this unknown Schiltach based Melodic Rock band.

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