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Roxanne – Roxanne [1988]

Country USA         

Style Melodic Rock/AOR

Rating 84/100

Band Members David Landry – Drums, Jamie Brown – Vocals, Guitar, Joe Infante – Bass, Vocals, John Butler – Guitar, Vocals

Tracks 01. Nothin’ To Lose (4:40), 02. Over You (4:12), 03. Do It All (3:34), 04. Stay With Me (3:09), 05. Cherry Bay (3:45), 06. Sweet Maria (3:31), 07. Coming For You (3:06), 08. Not The Same (4:03), 09. Can’t Stop Thinking (4:12), 10. Play That Funky Music (White Boy) (3:28)

Profile Roxanne was formed in 1986 by Vocalist Jamie Brown and Bassist Joe Infante. They enlisted John Butler on Guitar and Dave Landry on Drums. By 1987 they had risen to the top of the heap in the LA music scene and landed a deal with Scotti Brothers Records (a now defunked subsidiary of CBS). Roxanne released their debut album in February of 1988. While enjoying moderate success with the single “Cherry Bay” at AOR radio, they simultaneously rose to number 63 on the Billboard singles charts with their cover of Wild Cherry’s “Play that funky music” (White boy).

After a year of touring in a van with no support from the label, The guys in Roxanne packed it in and went about living their lives as grownups. This Remastered cd is one of those rare finds of actual talent from the 1980s, it truly is a case of the what “Could have been”.

They sound like the most explosive, melodic, sleazy, powerful, and partying hard rock band rockanrolera 80’s that the move was out of knowing at the time. Comparatively speaking could put them together with Danger Danger, Aerosmith in “Cherry Bay”.

Still another remarkable thing is the force that puts Roxanne live after few years is not reunited for a show that took place in Los Angeles and managed to bring magic to a mega event organized Vodka Club, where they left it in clear that the composer is the same quality level as the interpretation.

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