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Jillson – Deadly Girl [1990]

PhotobucketCountry USA         

Style Hard Rock

Rating 82/100

Band Members Dale Borden – Bass, Keyboards, Vocals, Don Jillson – Vocals, Jamie Warren Borden – Drums, Vocals, Terry Ripley – Guitar, Vocals

Tracks 01. It’s Emotion, 02. Deadly Girl, 03. Goodbye, 04. Make Love, 05. Bad Side, 06. All I Can, 07. Again, 08. Take Me, 09. One Thing, 10. On My Own, 11. Mean What You Say, 12. The End

Profile This absolutely stunning melodic hard rock / hair metal / AOR album is so damn good , you gotta wonder why a major label didn’t pick these guys up way back when!! Spearheaded by monster vocalist/songwriter/musician DON JILLSON (who later changed his name to TOMMY PARIS when he joined BRITNY FOX) and also featuring guitar virtuoso Terry Ripley along with one of the best powerhouse drummers on the west coast, JAMIE BORDEN.

Music fans have compared this to a “supercharged” Night Ranger,  Y&T, Nitro, Shotgun Messiah, Roxy Blue, Van Halen, etc… with the power ballads sounding like 80’s Chicago and REO Speedwagon.

Not a lot is known about the earlier history of Jillson, apart from the fact that the album was recorded in 1989 but released the following year. Jillson as mentioned, went on to front Britny Fox, replacing Dizzy Dean Davidson. Drummer Jamie Borden plays in a new band called The Phoenix, which features ex Aerosmith guitar slinger Jimmy Crespo and Kansas multi-instrumentalist David Ragsdale. A great album, and one that is most sought after. Apparently according to Borden, only 500 copies of the original CD were ever made. So it is a rare commodity and has attracted huge prices on Ebay. Check it out while they are still around.


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