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A=440 – A=440 [1986]

PhotobucketCountry USA         

Style AOR

Rating 81/100

Band Members Matt Bissonette – Bass, Backing Vocals, Nick Brown – Guitars, Rich Ruttenberg – Keyboards, Tom Walsh – Drums, Tommy La Verdi – Vocals

Tracks 01. Method To My Madness (3:55), 02. Fair For The Dramatic (3:45), 03. Take Me To Heart (4:27), 04. Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind (3:37), 05. Curiosity (3:40), 06. Don’t Tell Nobody (3:46), 07. Menhunt (3:32), 08. Labor Of Love (4:22), 09. Under Pressure (3:46), 10. Shannon (3:16)

Profile Here’s an American pop/rock outfit with a musical signature of their own. They are called A=440, and they play a hi-tech pop style somewhere west of Mr Mister and east of Rick Springfield. A=440 is a lite AOR band from Canada. They only put out one album in 1986. The self-titled album contains their hot singles, “Method To My Madness” and “Take Me To Heart”. T

he two big names with this outfit are singer Tommy La Verdi and the bassist Matt Bissonette, who have both gone onto bigger things since this band were formed. Musically, the band are very tight, if perhaps a little ‘safe’ with their approach and overall delivery. It seems that the brains behind this trust is guitarist Nick Brown (ex Silver Condor), who also manages to produce the album too.

A=440 singer Tommy La Verdi later joined Scott Gorham’s 21 Guns, featuring on the ‘Demolition’ album, and would subsequently relocate to Norway. He sang backing vocals on both albums by the Oslo based group Rags. Matt Bissonette toured with his brother Greg in David Lee Roth’s band and has worked with Stan  Bush in the ill-fated Ambushproject.


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