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Hericane Alice – Tear The House Down [1990]

Country USA          Style Hard Rock

Rating 86/100

Band Members
Bruce Naumann – Vocals, Danny Gill – Guitars, Ian Mayo – Bass, Jackie Ramos – Drums

01. Wild Young And Crazy (4:22), 02. Bad To Love (3:31), 03. Dream Girl (5:45), 04. Tear The House Down (3:09), 05. Badboy Breakout (4:38), 06. Need A Lover (3:34), 07. Too Late (4:36), 08. Shake, Shake, Shout (3:10), 09. Crank The Heat Up (3:49), 10. I Walk Alone (4:12)


“Tear the House down” is the second album by American glam metal band “Hericane Alice” originally released in 1990, this particular version is a 2008 reissue by “Wounded Bird Records”. The line up features future “Bangalore Choir” members bassist Ian Mayo and drummer Jackie Ramos along with guitarist Danny Gill and lead singer Bruce Naumann.

“Hericane Alice” bare a similar sound to such late `80s glam metal bands as “Heavens Edge” and “Slaughter”; in particular Naumann sounds very similar to Mark Slaughter, particularly during the more melodic moments on “Tear the house down”. For that matter, “Hericane Alice” attempt to balance the outrageousness of up-beat glam metal with melodic hard rock and to a fair extent they succeed. Songs like “Wild Young and Crazy”, “Bad to Love”, “Tear the house down”, “Shake, Shake, Shout” are riff driven glam metal tunes and somewhat predictable at that.

On the other hand, the more melodic moments like “Badboy Breakout”, “Need a lover”, “Too Late” and the dramatic power-ballad “I walk alone” prove far superior to the rest of the material on “Tear the house down” bringing to front memorable choruses, clever instrumentations and brilliant lead guitar work by Danny Gill.

This particular re-issue features the original 10-track album without any extras or liner notes, while there is also no evidence of the album being re-mastered from the original CD version. Overall, “Tear Down the House” is a quality glam metal album which should appeal to fans of “Slaughter”, “Heaven’s Edge”, “Vinnie Vincent’s Invasion” and “Bangalore Choir”.

Nikiforos V. Skoumas

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