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Riff – Mission Love [1989]

RIFF_MLCountry Germany          

Style Melodic Rock/Hard Rock

Rating 78/100

Band Members Burkhard Westerhoff – Bass, Frank Becking – Guitars, Volker Britz – Drums, William Lennox – Vocals

Additional Musicians Martin Ditcham – Percussion, Zeus B. Held – Keyboards

Tracks 01. No Mercy (4:52), 02. Elaine (4:11), 03. Promise Don’t Cry (4:59), 04. Sally Dear (3:14), 05. Paradise In Dreams (5:17), 06. Station To Station (4:24), 07. Thrilling Days (3:32), 08. Time To Live (4:04), 09. No One Waits Forever (3:43), 10. Mission Love (3:18), 11. All Or Nothing (3:58), 12. I Need More (4:09)

Profile Riff was a German rock band that was formed in the mid-1980s by guitarist Frank Becking, drummer and bassist Volker Britz Burkhard Westerhoff. Later came the Newcastle-born singer William Lennox to do so. Frank Becking had played in different bands, (with, among other things “The Ramblers” and “The Stripes” Nena ). William Lennox was the singer of the band “Days of Sorrow” and Volker Britz had in the NDW -band X-sung Square. Initially Frank Becking was also lead singer and guitarist. After William Lennox had joined the band, the band recorded for the label BMG / RCA album Mission Love on.

Produced in London from producer was Zeus B. Held . Next were remixes of several tracks on the album in the Ardent Studios in Memphis (Tennessee), produced by John Hampton. It was followed by appearances in Germany and Switzerland, among other things, the opening act of the Australian band Hoodoo Gurus and the British band New Model Army . When the album Mission Love in 1989 in the UK on Music for Nations was released, the band riff from Germany moved to London. Also in the UK, the group several concerts; among others, the U.S. band “Drive She Said”. In London, the group played at the Marquee Club and the “Hippodrome”.


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