Great album. Pomp-rocking goodie. Have both their vinyls, and I liked this first one best, but I'll rip the other if there's any interest.
1 The Pact
The Boyzz - Too Wild To Tame
The wild boyz in this biker bar band from Chicago, formed 1977, only released one album before braking up in 1979. Without selling an awesome amount of albums. Great rocking fun, though! Love it. The title track 'Too Wild To Tame' are a classic!! And the album are great. Tafoya, Halinkovitch and Angel later formed The B'ZZ.
Dirty Dan Buck - Vocals
Anatole Halinkovitch - Keyboards
1. Too Wild To Tame
Denton Young - Vocals
Brian Miller - Guitar
Howard Helm - Keyboards
Jim Samson - Bass
Kim Hunt - Drums
RockDetector: ZON keyboard player Howard Helm subsequently joined REFUGEE whilst drummer Kim Hunt became an in demand session player for the likes of HANNOVER FIST and URGENT. During 2003 the ZON rhythm section of bassist Jim Sampson and drummer Kim Hunt were to be found as the backbone of the reformed MOXY.
I really liked this band. Pomp rock not far from the more known band Saga.If you're into this kind of music, it's definately worth a try!I'll post the other two albums later. If there's any interest.
ZON - Astral Projection. 1978.
1. Put On The Show
2. Time For Your Love
3. Point Of View - Where To Spend My Dollar?
4. Man In The Mirror
5. Talkin' About
7. On The Road
8. Astral Projector
Nathan Shaffer - Vocals/Guitar
Warren Mays - GuitarDel
Breckenfeild - Bass
Bruce Breckenfeild - Keyboards
Chuck Schwartz - Drums
Not much info to find on this Atlanta band, or their EMI'79 debut LP.It's not a bad album at all, a bit in the style of Harlequin and other early eighties radio rock bands touching AOR without the most heavy guitars. But, it's definately worth a listen.Having this vinyl, that lived a long life in the cheap bins around in different record stores for years, the most strange thing is that my copy are
NOT a cutting, no hole or missing corner. Weird enough.I guess the fact that it's produced by Jeff Glixman made my buy it at the first place. Their second, Love And Other Crimes, released in 1980, I might rip later.
NB! This album is not my own rip, and there's some charming small 'vinylsounds' on it, which I haven't taken time to remove. Yet. The last track, sounds like the needle's not exactly in the groove, not very listenable, but I'll do my own rip later if there's any need for it. Good sound on the other tracks.
Gambler - Teenage Magic. 1979
1. This Time It's Love
3. Follow Your Heart
4. I Will Remember You
5. Teenage Magic
6. Walkin' The Streets
8. After All 9. On The Road
As for the last post, another from master Rick Derringer. Since this one not have been released properly, I couldn't find a cover on the net. I had to make my own. So, here it is, Derringer in Cleveland.
Kenny Aaronson Bass
Vinny Appice Drums
Danny Johnson Guitar
Rick Derringer Vocals, Guitar
About this recording, I can't say it better than a user review at amazon.com
(thanks, Ronan "Ronan" Connecticut!):
'Rick Derringer had been in the rock and roll game for nearly 15 years when this record was recorded. He had alot of expierience under is belt and when it was time to make a live record the record company made a promotion copy called "Live in Cleveland". The record never got released but got some air play of "let me in", "Teenage Love Affair" and the rock and roll anthem that is 15 minutes long "Rock and Roll Hoochie coo" The record was recorded in 1976 at a club date while on tour with Aerosmith. Hence the old marketing trick worked...people would go into the local record store back then and ask for the live derringer lp and they didn't have it.
The summer of 1977 when "Derringer Live" was released people were happy to pick up the different recording. Any body that picked up a guitair in the late seventies to learn how to play was influenced by this record simply because Rick Derringer is a great guitairist and he and his band are at their best here. The song "Beyond the Universe" is a song that musically has been
compared to Hendrix. The riffs are fast and sharp and the music is loud in a Zepplin way. Anybody who is interested in playing a guitair,bass, or drums, this should go down in history as a must. It is a loaded cd with a stellar line-up Danny Johnson on guitar, Kenny Arronson on bass, and a 19 year old Vinny Appice of Dio and Black Sabbath fame on drums. Don't deny yourself.'
The setlist are mostly the same as the later released official Live, but the two encores 'Roll With Me' (from 'Spring Fever' '75) & 'Rebel Rebel' (Bowie!) are different. Enjoy it!!
Derringer - Live In Cleveland. 1976.
01-02 - Let Me In / Teenage Love Affair
03 - Sailor
04 - Beyond the Universe
05 - Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo
06 - Roll With Me
07 - Rebel Rebel
Another thing, I find this blog site making to be a real pain in the ass. Bad software solution on this page. It's great fun doing this kinda thing, but there's no way I can get it to look the way I want. And it's real bad adding pictures, ALL pix ends up on top, while at the same time the line spacing doubles all over when adding them, and other funny details. Takes a LONG time just to put stuff out, and that takes the fun away. I might drop it, or find another way of doing it. I don't know. Guess I'll post my decicion.