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12
Jul

The Right To Rock Podcast - JIZZY PEARL

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Monday, October 27, 2014
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TheRighttoRock.com has issued their latest podcast (episode #235), featuring Love/Hate vocalist Jizzy Pearl.  Jizzy took time out of his busy schedule to discuss his resurrection of Love/Hate as well as his new album All You Need is Soul.  Interview lasts approx. 30 min.
 
Do members in bands have to like each other?  Back in the day, I felt like each band, I loved, had to be the best of friends.  I figured they all considered themselves brothers.  Fast forward 20 years or so, and you realize some of these guys hate each other, and that is why they ride in separate tour busses etc...  When did the love end and why?
 
Tune it to find out what G and R think.  Next the boys brought in Love/Hate vocalist Jizzy Pearl for a one on one.  Jizzy discusses his latest album All You Need is Soul, as well as the reason behind leaving Quiet Riot, before they recorded their latest.  You won't want to miss this one.  

 

 
Mon
18
Jun

Rock Candy Records Latest - LOVE HATE, NUTZ, FORTNOX, AXIS & SHELTER

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6 new Rock Candy titles are all available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com.
 
NUTZ 'HARD NUTZ' CANDY369
 
NUTZ HAD BEEN building a solid reputation in the UK as one of the best rock bands emerging during the mid-seventies. By constant touring and two previous well received albums under their belt, the band had secured a solid fan base and strong support in the media, helping to position them as an act to watch for bigger and better things. Under normal circumstances that would have all been well and good but the times they were a changing. The emergence of punk rock looming over their shoulders suddenly turned a very sunny outlook into something altogether gloomier.
This situation couldn’t have been more unfortunate as ‘Hard Nutz’, the band’s third studio album, was unquestionably the pinnacle of their creative achievement thus far. It was a record that fully refined their objectives by bringing not only their sound and material into a fully cohesive package but also positioned them as real contenders. Sadly, as we now know, the punk climate was not conducive to the kind of traditional hard rock that Nutz had made their own.
Issued in 1977, and featuring new member Kenny Newton on keyboards, the record was greeted with an enthusiastic reception by their bulging fan base. Produced by Gary Lyons and John Sinclair (who would that same year produce the multi-million selling debut from Foreigner) the album was overwhelmed by the emergence of punk, leaving them to flounder in the mainstream. ‘Tis a pity, as tracks such as ‘Seeing Is Believin’, ‘I know The Feeling’, ‘From Here To Anywhere’ and the pre NWOBHM gallop of ‘Wallbanger’ are some of the best songs the band ever recorded.
 
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED AUDIO, 6 BONUS TRACKS, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM INCLUDING NEW INTERVIEWS AND RARE PHOTOS
 
TRACK LISTING: 1. SEEING IS BELIEVING 2. I KNOW THE FEELING 3. LOSER 4. FROM HERE TO ANYWHERE 5. WALLBANGER 6. PUSHED AROUND 7. BEAST OF THE FIELD 8. SICK AND TIRED 9. DOWN ON MY KNEES 10. ONE MORE CUP OF COFFEE. BONUS TRACKS LIVE: 11. SEEING IS BELIEVING 12. LOSER 13. PUSHED AROUND 14. ONE MORE CUP OF COFFEE 15. BEAST OF THE FIELD 16. WALLBANGER
 
NUTZ 'LIVE CUTZ' CANDY370
 
ALTHOUGH LIVERPOOL quartet Nutz never achieved the huge success afforded to a handful of their rivals they did, however, establish a reputation for one of the most talented and hardworking bands that occupied the mid seventies British hard rock scene. With a coveted deal with A&M Records and three well received studio albums under their belt, their last studio album ‘Hard Nutz’ had promised so much but delivered little in the way of commercial gain. It was a frustrating set of circumstances especially when you consider the quality of their records.
Faced with a lack of progress their label, having seen them play gigs, suggested that they try to reverse this situation by issuing a live album – something that would show the world how great and exciting they really were and what we were all missing. It had worked for Kiss and Peter Frampton so why not for Nutz? Enlisting the Island Mobile unit, the band booked two shows at Nottingham’s legendary Boat Club venue taping what, as it turned out, would be the final Nutz album.
True to form, the album is a red hot slice of explosive hard rock documenting this great, but underappreciated, band in full flight. With a fully comprehensive selection of tracks from the bands career including classics as ‘Seeing Is Believing’ and ‘Wallbanger’ the gloves are well and truly off. They also included two new songs ‘You Better Watch Out’ and ‘Can Be Loved’. It’s easy to see why the band is now regarded as one of the forerunners of the NWOBHM.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. SEEING IS BELIEVING 2. LOSER 3. PUSHED AROUND 4. YOU BETTER WATCH OUT 5. R.S.D. 6. JOKE 7. CAN BE LOVED 8. WALLBANGER 9. KNIFE EDGE
 
  
 
SHELTER 'FIRST STOP' CANDY382
 
THE ROAD TO fame and fortune is littered with fallen heroes, musicians that just couldn’t get a shot at the big time, languishing in the shadows, forgotten and broken by a fickle turn of fate. Many of these artists came very close to realising their dream but were let down by circumstances that were entirely out of their control. Shelter worked so hard to score a major label record deal, but this scenario was exactly what happened to them, and the band’s sole album was totally ignored.
Signed to the Polydor label, this classy East Coast outfit were signed via a production deal with the owner of the famous Hit Factory recording studio in Manhattan. It was, for a short moment in time, a dream come true. The band had and impressive style, like a knock out combination of Foreigner and Survivor. Issued in 1982, ‘First Stop’ showcased a sound that was fast becoming the biggest thing on US radio, and Shelter appeared to be act that could step up to the plate and easily knock it out of the park.
Sadly, that was not to be. The album was released with virtually no marketing or publicity, crash landing with the muted fizzle of a damp firework. Unbeknownst to them, however, import copies made their way to Europe, generating a seed of appreciation that, tragically, in the pre Internet age, could not be capitalised on. Eventually, the band split up, but their music lives on; tracks such as ‘On The Line’, ‘Tricks’ and ‘Who Do You Love’ resonate with pure spit and polish. And Listen out for ex-Steeplechase frontman Joe Lamonte’s hugely impressive vocals.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. ON THE LINE 2. SO GLAD I FOUND YOU 3. THE WAY I FEEL 4. WHO DO YOU LOVE 5. WHY 6. UNDERNEATH YOUR MAKE-UP 7. SHELTER 8. TRICKS 9. FOOLISH LOVERS 10. BECAUSE OF LOVE
 
FORTNOX 'S/T CANDY366
 
THE EARLY EIGHTIES were a boom time for hard rock. It seemed like albums were being released by the truckload, many from eager young hopefuls keen to grab a slice of the limelight and advance up the slippery ladder of success. Fortnox were one of the many hopefuls charging out of the starting blocks full of hope and ambition, looking to stamp their mark on a scene that was eager and receptive to new talent.
Based in the Southern state of Georgia, Fortnox could be described a storming power trio led by guitarist/vocalist Rick Fowler, who were signed to industry heavyweight Epic records. In an enterprising move the label hooked them up with up with hot shot British producer Chris Tsangarides (Ozzy Osbourne, Thin Lizzy) who took control of recording the band’s sole album, in Atlanta. The results were remarkably impressive, leaving those who heard the recordings to predict big things for the band.
The album received positive reviews but despite extensive touring, playing with the likes of Aerosmith, Cheap Trick and April Wine, support from the label began to dwindle, leaving the band vulnerable to forces beyond their control. Sadly, despite harbouring a number of great songs, such as ‘Lucifer’s Eyes’, ‘On The Prowl’ and ‘Storm Inside My Head’ (a video of which aired on the fledgling MTV) and some radio support, the band’s life support system was slowly withdrawn, leaving them unable to carry on – a real shame as the quality of this record showed enormous potential.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. ON THE PROWL 2. STORM INSIDE MY HEAD 3. RUNNING FROM YOURSELF 4. THE BEAST IN ME 5. ROCK AND ROLL CITY 6. WHAT ABOUT ME 7. LUCIFER’S EYES 8. ROCKIN’ IN AMERICA 9. ANOTHER LADY 10. DON’T SCRATCH THE SURFACE 11. HYPEROCK. BONUS TRACKS 12. DEEP INSIDE 13. STAND TO BLAME 14. THIS AIN'T LOVE THIS IS WAR 15. DANGER RULES THE NIGHT
 
  
 
LOVE/HATE 'WASTED IN AMERICA' CANDY377
 
THE LONG ROAD to stardom for Love/Hate started out reasonably well. Based in Los Angeles they won a coveted long-term deal with Columbia Records and issued a well-received debut album. It was a record that positioned them as a harder, more street-cred option to the majority of other bands playing around the Hollywood scene – somewhere between Guns N’ Roses and Skid Row. And with Jizzy Pearl they had one of the best frontmen in town, one with the look and bravado to carry them far.
When their debut album didn’t set the world on fire, through no fault of their own, a rethink was required. Part of the solution they thought was to relocate to New York and be closer to their label HQ - it would also potentially inject some fresh energy into the band. Once accomplished, and fully settled in a Manhatten loft, they set about recording ‘Wasted In America’, with a new producer, John Jansen, who had worked with a stellar list of hard rock acts, including Britny Fox, Bang Tango, Warrant and Faster Pussycat. It looked like a marriage made in heaven and to a degree it was.
‘Wasted In America’ is an electric and exciting record, produced with bluster and bravado, lending the band a monstrously dirty edge, helping to elevate their songs to another level. The guitars cut through like chainsaws and Jizzy Pearl never sounded more in command. Songs such as ‘Miss America’, ‘Evil Twin’, ‘Happy Hour’ and the title track itself, made mincemeat of the competition. If you like your rock loud, dangerous and devilishly raw then look no further.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. WASTED IN AMERICA 2. SPIT 3. MISS AMERICA 4. CREAM 5. YUCCA MAN 6. HAPPY HOUR 7. TRANQUILIZER 8. TIME’S UP 9. DON’T FUCK WITH ME 10. DON’T BE AFRAID 11. SOCIAL SIDEWINDER 12. EVIL TWIN BONUS TRACKS 13. CASTLES FROM SAND 14. SOUL HOUSE TALES
 
AXIS 'IT'S A CIRCUS WORLD' CANDY383
 
IT WAS SOMETIME in the late seventies that the Axis record started appearing in discount bins around the world. Up until then it seemed to have been a well kept secret, despite the fact that it was issued on the RCA label (via a production deal with their management’s Hologram imprint) and featured two former members of the high profile American band Derringer. Once aficionados started to hear and appreciate the record it soon became apparent that this was one of the most exciting releases of the entire era.
As a classic power trio, based in Los Angeles, featuring guitarist Danny Johnson (formerly of Steppenwolf), bassist Jay Davis and hard hitting drummer Vinny Appice, both from Derringer, Axis stood out head and shoulders above other contenders. Produced by British wünderkind Andy Johns, and recorded in the Record Plant NYC, the album packs an enormous punch, conjuring up comparisons to other seasoned 70s acts such Montrose, Mountain and, natch, Derringer. It is, it has to be said, a mystery as to why they flew beneath the radar, failing to make any commercial impact whatsoever.
If you are a fan of late seventies tough, lean and mean hard rock then there is much to appreciate here; with tracks such as ‘Brown Eyes’, ‘Juggler’ and the twisted ‘Busted Love’. In fact there is not one weak cut on the record, which in itself is a tremendous achievement. It was a fact not lost on Tony Iommi, who played the record to Ronnie James Dio before recruiting Vinny Appice to join the rejuvenated Black Sabbath.
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TRACK LISTING: 1. BROWN EYES 2. USTED LOVE 3. JUGGLER 4. SOLDIER OF LOVE 5. TRAIN 6. ARMAGEDDON 7. RAY’S ELECTRIC FARM 8. STORMY WEATHER 9. CATS IN THE ALLEY 10. BANDITS OF ROCK 11. CIRCUS WORLD

 
Wed
14
Feb

JIZZY PEARL Solo 'All You Need Is Soul' Out May 11

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Friday, May 11, 2018
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JIZZY PEARL OF LOVE/HATE to release NEW ALBUM ‘All You Need Is Soul’ on May 11, 2018! Title track now available to stream/download! Listen to it below.

Pre-order the album on CD/LP/MP3 here: http://radi.al/AllYouNeedIsSoul

The unmistakable voice from one of the most loved hard rock bands of the early 1990’s is returning this May. Jizzy Pearl of Love/Hate is back with his new solo album ‘All You Need Is Soul’. This highly anticipated studio release is out May 11, 2018 via Frontiers.

“In my opinion, this is the best record I’ve done since ‘Blackout in the Red Room.’, says Jizzy. “It captures all the energy and power of that album with great songs, high energy vocals, big drums courtesy of Dave Moreno (Puddle of Mudd) and amazing guitars from Love/Hate guitarist Darren Housholder.”

From the opening vocals of blistering first song ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone’ to the effortlessly cool album closer ‘Mr Jimmy’, Jizzy’s new record is brimming with fresh new music that’s easily recognizable while contemporary in its delivery. Listen closer and you’ll discover the hard-rocking groove of ‘High For An Eye’, the funk rock of album title track ‘All You Need Is Soul’ and many more new favorites. Make no mistake, Jizzy Pearl has returned and he’s better than ever.

Jizzy Pearl and Love/Hate burst onto the scene in 1990 with the debut album ‘Blackout In The Red Room’ and proceeded to take the world by storm while winning Best Album of the Year from Kerrang! and Metal Hammer magazines along the way. Playing sold out shows and opening for Skid Row, AC/DC, and Dio put Love/Hate on the map. MTV hits ‘Why Do You Think They Call It Dope, ‘She’s An Angel' and the band’s follow up album, ‘Wasted In America’ has ensured a loyal following to this day.

The track listing for ‘All You Need Is Soul’ is:

1) You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone
2) Comin' Home To The Bone
3) High For An Eye
4) All You Need Is Soul
5) House Of Sin
6) Mortified
7) Frustrated
8) When The Devil Comes
9) You Don't Know What It's Like
10) It Doesn't Matter
11) Little Treasures
12) Mr Jimmy

Following Jizzy’s UK tour in support of his new album this May, the vocalist will reunite with original Love/Hate drummer, Joey Gold, along with guitarist Darren Housholder, for a special homecoming show at the world-famous Whiskey a Go-Go in L.A. on June 22nd.

‘Stick 'n' Stones’ UK Tour 2018

2nd May EDINBURGH, Bannermans 
3rd May NEWCASTLE, Think Tank 
4th May CHESTERFIELD, Real Time Live 
5th May WOLVERHAMPTON, Slade Room 
6th May CARDIFF, Fuel (Seven Sins Festival) 
9th May OXFORD, Bullingdon 
10th May EVESHAM, Iron Road
11th May BUCKLEY, Tivoli 
12th May BALLYMENA Diamond Rock Club (N.Ire) 
13th May LONDON, The Underworld
16th May READING, Face Bar
17th May NORWICH, The Waterfront
18th May CARLISLE, Embers
19th May GLASGOW, Audio
20th May BLACKPOOL, Waterloo
24th May MANCHESTER, Gullivers (Songs 'n' Stories acoustic)
25th May BIRMINGHAM, Asylum 2 (Songs 'n' Stories acoustic)
26th May LEICESTER, Firebug (Songs 'n' Stories acoustic)
27th May BOURNEMOUTH, The Anvil (Songs 'n' Stories acoustic)

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Fri
09
Dec

LOVE/HATE - Before The Blackout (Showcase)

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Before The Blackout
Produced By: 
Love/Hate
Running Time: 
56.44
Release Date: 
2016
Released: 
UK
Genre: 
Hard Rock
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AorBlvd Records are pleased to release Love Hate – Before The Blackout. A collection of demos recorded from 1986 – 1987. The cd also features liner notes by industry legend Dave Reynolds (Classic Rock/ Kerrang)
 
Looking back  at bands formation and recording history that  goes further back into the early 1980’s, starting  off as Data Clan who recorded an extremely rare EP and even performed a short tour of Japan.
 
In the Later half of the 1980’s together with a hard working attitude the band established a reputation on the tough Sunset Strip club gig scene, drafting in Ratt bassist Juan Croucier to produce working demos. 
This period saw the band   influenced and transforming into some of the most innovative styles of rock music, with lyrical topics of lifestyle and self-survival in CA  with a deeper gritty dark side.
 
In 1990 the grunge scene is in its later stage of infancy, Love Hate released their official debut with producer Tom Werman (Cheap Trick, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister).  Instantly well received and
MTV rotation paid off as this led to supporting tours to AC/DC and Dio, As well as outstanding sales in the UK.
 
Love Hate to date have made 6 studio albums with various line ups.
 
TRACKLISTING:
⦁ Date with Fate
⦁ Extreme
⦁ Tranquilliser
⦁ I’ve Got to Dream
⦁ Good Ship Dolly Rock
⦁ Reincarnated
⦁ Skid Row Gypsy
⦁ Recognised
⦁ Soul House
⦁ The Outside
⦁ Love Burns
⦁ My Girl
⦁ Gypsy Love
 
For Japanese Release Only:
*Angel
*Why Do You Think
 
LINE UP
Jizzy Pearl – Lead Vocals
Skid Rose – Bass
Jon E. Love – Guitar
Joey Gold – Drums
 
 
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Tue
18
Oct

JIZZY PEARL Signs To Frontiers For Solo Album

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Release Year: 
2017
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Jizzy Pearl (Love/Hate, RATT, L.A. Guns) is pleased to announce that he has signed a worldwide deal with Frontiers Music Srl for the release a brand new full-length album.

Jizzy Pearl has been a fixture on the world famous rock scene of The Sunset Strip in L.A. and beyond since his band Love/Hate released their debut album BLACKOUT IN THE RED ROOM in 1990. "Blackout In The Red Room" received Best Record of the Year honors from Kerrang! and Metal Hammer in addition to being a critical and fan success. Since then, Jizzy has played, recorded and toured with platinum artists like RATT and L.A. Guns. He will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the second Love/Hate record, WASTED IN AMERICA, in 2017 by playing the record in full on these UK tour dates:

Jizzy Pearl/Love/Hate UK tour March 2017

Wed March 8 Edinburgh Scotland Bannermans
Thurs March 9 Chester Live Rooms
Friday March 10 Wales Hard Rock Hell
Saturday March 11 Evesham Iron Road
Sunday March 12 Wakefield Snooty Fox
Thursday March 16 Newcastle Trillians
Friday March 17 Chesterfield Real Time Live
Saturday March 18 Norwich Waterfront
Sunday March 19 London Camden Underworld
Thursday March 23 Wolverhampton Slade Room
Friday March 24 Bristol the Thunderbolt
Saturday March 25 Ballymena N. Ireland Diamond Rock Club
Thursday March 30 Edinburgh Bannermans Acoustic Songs & Stories!
Friday March 31 Glasgow Scotland Audio
Saturday April 1 Oxford The Bullington

New Music is the lifes blood, says Jizzy. Its what keeps us young. Many thanks to Frontiers for making it happen!

The new album will see the light of day in the second half of 2017.

 
 
Fri
09
Sep

LOVE/HATE Explore 'Before The Blackout' on AOR Blvd Records

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AorBlvd Records are pleased to release Love Hate – Before The Blackout. A collection of demos recorded from 1986 – 1987. The cd also features liner notes by industry legend Dave Reynolds (Classic Rock/ Kerrang)
 
Looking back  at bands formation and recording history that  goes further back into the early 1980’s, starting  off as Data Clan who recorded an extremely rare EP and even performed a short tour of Japan.
 
In the Later half of the 1980’s together with a hard working attitude the band established a reputation on the tough Sunset Strip club gig scene, drafting in Ratt bassist Juan Croucier to produce working demos. 
This period saw the band   influenced and transforming into some of the most innovative styles of rock music, with lyrical topics of lifestyle and self-survival in CA  with a deeper gritty dark side.
 
In 1990 the grunge scene is in its later stage of infancy, Love Hate released their official debut with producer Tom Werman (Cheap Trick, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister).  Instantly well received and
MTV rotation paid off as this led to supporting tours to AC/DC and Dio, As well as outstanding sales in the UK.
 
Love Hate to date have made 6 studio albums with various line ups.
 
TRACKLISTING:
⦁ Date with Fate
⦁ Extreme
⦁ Tranquilliser
⦁ I’ve Got to Dream
⦁ Good Ship Dolly Rock
⦁ Reincarnated
⦁ Skid Row Gypsy
⦁ Recognised
⦁ Soul House
⦁ The Outside
⦁ Love Burns
⦁ My Girl
⦁ Gypsy Love
 
For Japanese Release Only:
*Angel
*Why Do You Think
 
LINE UP
Jizzy Pearl – Lead Vocals
Skid Rose – Bass
Jon E. Love – Guitar
Joey Gold – Drums
 
 
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Sat
02
Apr

Rock Candy Records Latest - ERIC MARTIN, ZEBRA & LOVE/HATE

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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The following three new Rock Candy titles are available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com for a discounted price including postage to anywhere ending on April 10.
 
LOVE/HATE 'BLACK OUT IN THE RED ROOM' CANDY286
 
THERE'S A NOTEABLE
honesty that infuses the music of Love/Hate. Although they were surrounded at the time by the stylised sounds of big hair rock, their music was decidedly left of centre, and although their appeal was primarily to a mainstream crowd, they nurtured a style that would outsmart their competition by wide margin. By introducing an element of danger and crafting songs that had unexpected twists and turns, they ploughed a unique path, one that has made their reputation grow over the years.
Fronted by wild man of rock Jizzy Pearl, whose twisted vocal is as powerful as it is different, the band courted a similar audience to the cavortings of similar ground breaking street urchins such as Skid Row, the Wildhearts, and Faith No More. This was rough-hewn music, big on monstrous riffs and lashings of guitar work, with Pearl spitting out lyrics that seemed to evoke images of a world in chaos.
Issued in early 1990, and produced by veteran studio wizard Tom Werman (Cheap Trick,Ted Nugent, Twisted Sister) the album contained a brace of rapid fire tracks, spearheaded by the anthemic 'Black Out In The Red Room', a considerable turntable hit and a song that set Love/Hate apart from the competition. Indeed, its execution aligned them to the emerging sound of grunge. Whilst others aligned themselves to dated sounds this albums retains a contemporary edge, giving Love/Hate longevity that still sounds fresh to this day.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. BLACKOUT IN THE RED ROOM 2. ROCK QUEEN 3. TUMBLEWEED 4. WHY DO YOU THINK THEY CALL IT DOPE? 5. FUEL TO RUN 6. ONE MORE ROUND 7. SHE'S AN ANGEL 8. MARY JANE 9. STRAIGHTJACKET 10. SLUTSY TIPSY 11. SLAVE GIRL 12. HELL, CA., POP. 4 BONUS TRACKS: 13. TINSELTOWN (B-Side) 14. ONE MORE ROUND (Live) 15. SLAVE GIRL (Live)

 

ERIC MARTIN BAND 'SUCKER FOR A PRETTY FACE' CANDY306
 
ALTHOUGH THE name Eric Martin is synonymous with the platinum selling hard band rock band Mr Big, there was a time when he was just another struggling singer, one of many trying to get a shot at the big time. Eric's calling card was, and still is, a one in a million voice; a golden rasp blessed with a silky smooth delivery that would eventually establish him as a contender for serious chart action.
The Eric Martin Band were initially formed in 1980, under the name of 415 and subsequently signed a record deal with Elektra records, who forced the name change to the Eric Martin Band. Securing heavyweight management, who also handled Journey, the band cut what is now regarded as one the period's best melodic AOR records. Produced by Kevin Elson (Journey) and Rodney Mills (.38 Special) the album contains a superb selection of fuel injected songs, including 'Ten Feet Tall', the Frankie Miller penned 'Don't Stop' and the anthemic title track itself.
Sadly, due exclusively to internal record company politics, the project hit delays when they were sent back into the studio to cut more tracks at the behest of ever changing A&R staff. Critically, on the album's release in 1983, Elektra engaged in a huge cost cutting exercise dismissing key staff integral to the band's survival. With nobody to champion the record the band experienced a body blow that was insurmountable, but left behind one of the best albums of the era.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. SUCKER FOR A PRETTY FACE 2. DONT STOP 3. PRIVATE LIFE 4. TEN FEET TALL 5. LETTING IT OUT 6. YOUNG AT HEART 7. JUST ANOTHER PRETTY BOY 8. ONE MORE TIME 9. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN 10. LOVE ME BONUS TRACKS: 11. STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE 12. INTRODUCTION/YOUNG/AT HEART (LIVE) 13. TEN FEET TALL (LIVE) 14. SUCKER FOR A PRETTY FACE (LIVE) 15. DON'T STOP (LIVE)

 

ZEBRA '3.V' CANDY259
 
SOME ARTISTS MAY not have reached the huge sales figures of many superstar acts but their influence was significant on the fan base that they did acquire. Zebra were one such act. A three piece power trio, they were a band that, although selling reasonably well, never quite reached the summit of their commercial potential but attracted a hugely committed following, based solely on the quality of their output' and it is a sound that still has power and presence today.
Signed to Atlantic Records, the band's first album was actually the fastest selling debut in the label's long and impressive history. Their second album 'No Tellin' Lies' failed to capitalise on this unexpected good fortune, but the quality of material was just as impressive. With the obliquely titled third record (a reference to how long it had taken to record it!) the band took stock and pledged to make the best record of their career.
'3.V' is actually an incredible creation. Melodic yet forceful, it moves them firmly away from their Led Zeppelin roots to a unique world, focussing on their brilliant arrangements and great songs. It also moved the band in a far more progressive rock style attracting comparisons to Rush but with their own melodic sensibility. The musicianship is phenomenal and leader Randy Jackson's vocals are wonderfully expressive, demonstrating an extraordinary range. Truly, it is one of the best hitherto underexposed rock albums of the 1980s.
 
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TRACK LISTING: 1. CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT YOU 2. HE'S MAKIN' YOU THE FOOL 3. TIME 4. YOUR MIND'S OPEN 5. BETTER NOT CALL 6. YOU'LL NEVER KNOW 7. ABOUT TO MAKE THE TIME 8. YOU'RE ONLY LOSING YOUR HEART 9. HARD LIVING WITHOUT YOU 10. ISN'T THAT THE WAY

 
 
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