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 - NotoriousOwn 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
5. Losing You
6. Radio Silence
7. Eyes Of The World
9. Love Fades
10. I Believe In You