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Big House – Big House [1991]

PhotobucketCountry Canada          

Style Hard Rock

Rating 86/100

Band Members Jan Ek – Vocals, Jay Scott King – Bass, Backing Vocals, K.B. Broc – Guitar, Backing Vocals, Sjor Throndson – Drums, Backing Vocals

Tracks 01. Dollar In My Pocket (Pretty Things) (4:10), 02. All Nite (2:52), 03. Refuse 2 Run (3:48), 04. Baby Doll (3:58), 05. Can’t Cry Anymore (4:27), 06. Devil’s Road (4:08), 07. Nothing Comes 4 Free (4:30), 08. Happiness (3:49), 09. L.A. (3:57), 10. Angel On My Arm (3:28)

Profile The 1991 self-titled debut album by Canadian rockers Big House is a solid, if unremarkable effort. The band’s melodic hair metal sound is probably best described as L.A. Guns without the sleaze, or perhaps Warrant without the glossy elements. There is a measure of “reformed punk band” rawk swagger here, so the album doesn’t quite follow the typical hair metal formula, but at the same time it wasn’t unique enough to stand out from the rest of the pack. Big House is a good hard rock album, and worth adding to your collection if you’re into this kind of music, but it’s also easy to see why the band didn’t survive grunge’s 1992 eradication of the hair metal genre.

Recorded at Prince’s Paisley Park Studio in Minnesota and produced by David Bendeth this album is mix of Hard Rock, Glam and even some pop all built on soft guitars and catchy riffs. Three singles were released, Dollar In My Pocket, All Nite and Baby Doll but despite some radio airplay none of them enjoyed any chart success. This album should deserve a better luck but once again, due to changing times, it failed to success and the band soon split.


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