Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Back in business...

I'll do some cd rip postings for a start, not quite there to attack the pile of vinyl yet. But this site definately need some updates.
And first out... Notorious.

I, among a lot others, triggered by the old'n once mighty Kerrang!, had great belief in the up'n'coming Robin George. And liked Diamond Head a lot. So, it was o'happy day, that day I bought this one.It never filled my expectations, but listening at it later, much later, it's not a bad album at all. It's just not what I at first wanted it to be.It's not much Diamond Head here, was my first thought. But with Sean Harris on the vocal, it's not far away from the late Diamond Head at all. I remember their demo songs before their split, and that definately sounded like the first steps in this direction.To describe it, I would say a bit like some solo stuff the Zep, Robert Plant could've done, with a rhythmic touch as early Billy Squier solo. And a taste of mentioned late Diamond Head. A bit zeppelinish aor-touching radio rock.

But, don't waste time reading this, c'mon, listen for yourself! A true rare gem.

Notorious - Notorious
Own CD rip.
01/01/1990 Geffen Records

Robin George / Sean Harris
Robin George - Vocals/Background/Producer/Engineer
Sean Harris - Vocals/Background, Producer, Overdub Engineer
Glenn Hughes - Vocals/Background
Peter Green - Vocals Background
Derek Holt - Vocals Background

John Kalodner - Executive Producer
Rob Dickins - Executive Producer
Mark Dearnley - Mixing Engineer
Benedict Tobias Fenner - Engineer
Greg Fulginiti - Mastering
Robin Sloane - Creative Director
Robert Fisher - Art Direction
Mark Willie - Engineer
Adrian Moore - Assistant Engineer


An alliance between former DIAMOND HEAD lead vocalist Sean Harris and former DAVID BYRON and MAGNUM guitarist ROBIN GEORGE, NOTORIOUS were indeed notorious for spending huge amounts of money on an album that only saw a brief American release in 1990. It charted before allegedly being killed by a change of staff at the record company.
Apart from the album and a flop single, NOTORIOUS also contributed the track 'Here We Go' to the 'Highlander II' movie soundtrack. Drums were handled by former MAGNUM, UFO and BUDGIE man Jim Simpson whilst none other than GLENN HUGHES contributed backing vocals.

'In the meantime Sean went on to work with guitarist Robin George in a one-off pop rock project under the name of Notorious funded by Geffen Records. The resultant single 'The SWALK' was released in 1990. The album was released in America for only three weeks before being deleted. The same year, Notorious also contributed a track to the soundtrack of the 'Highlander 2' in the form of 'Here We Go', a fast paced rock track. A second track on the album 'Who's That Man - part 1' saw Brian Tatler and Sean Harris team up again under the moniker of 'The Magnetic AKA' The track was written and produced by Sean.'

1. The Swalk
2. This Night
3. You Need More
4. Arianne
5. Losing You
6. Radio Silence
7. Eyes Of The World
8. Touch
9. Love Fades
10. I Believe In You

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bigfootkit said...

Nice to see you back in the saddle Tor, i look forward to seeing & hearing whatever you post here, it's sure to be a treat.
best wishes,

Anonymous said...

Nice to have you back!
I also followed the same steps in the direction of approaching this not-so-Notorious band. Bought it, got disappointed, forgot it and then rediscovered it as a quite interesting album.

Residentevil2 said...

Thank you.
Do you have ARTFUL DODGER? looking for their 3 or 4 albums

AD said...

Noticed a request for material by Columbia Recording artist Artful Dodger. Just to let you know, a reissue deal is in the works, so it would be appreciated that the material not be posted. This includes all four commercial releases:
"Artful Dodger" (1975)
"Honor Among Thieves" (1976)
"Babes On Broadway" (1977)
"Rave On" (1980)
Plus any live, demo or solo material.
There is an official website and YOUTUBE channel, ARTFULDODGERSITE, where fans can get hear our music.

Thanks for your cooperation!
Artful Dodger

Winslow Leach said...

Thanks for posting this. Unfortunately, tracks 3 and 5 have become corrupted and can't be removed when I try to open the downloaded file. Just thought you should know.

bob said...

The Megaupload Link Works Fine. The Rapidshare Link Has A Few Corrupt Tracks 3&5

steve said...

Hi , i used to be ahuge diamond head fan and got to know the band, i have been trying to contact sean for ages . and ideas kind regards steve(sunderland)

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