I'd like to say Thank You! to all for some kind words'n'messages, I'll try to blog what you ask for, but I gotta say that some people out there are looking for real hard to find stuff. Most of what you're asking for, I sadly can't help, but at least I can have an eye open for it now... Well, and now the music...
Another band I know very little about. Other than I love this album!
It sometimes make me think of the UK band Widowmaker and their debut album, the mix of classic slow songs and solid rockers. There might have been a new-wave'ish promotion of this band, but I assure you, this album are good hard rock combined with a nose for great songs.
If you haven't heard it, what are you waiting for!? Two more to come by No Dice, I actually got no idea how many they released. Info, anyone!? :)
No Dice - 2 Faced. 1979.
Produced by Rupert Holmes
Roger Ferris - Vocals
David Martin - Guitar, Harmonica
Gary Strange - Bass Guitar
Chris Wyles - Percussion, Drums
1. Momma Do Stop Your Children Watchin' What Your Momma Do
2. Shooting In The Dark
3. I Keep It To Myself
4. Angel With A Dirty Face
5. No Stone Unturned
6. Come Dancing
7. If You Had Nothing
8. Bad Boys
9. Upt Up 'N' Left Me
Taxxi - State Of Emergency. 1982.
Produced by Phil Kaffel
David Cumming - Guitars, lead and background vocals
Colin Payne - Keyboards, background vocals
Jeffrey Nead - Drums
Tim Gorman - Keyboards, background vocals
Danny Chauncey - Guitars
Randy Jackson - Bass
1. Girl (New York City)
2. The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
3. Cocktail Queen (Don't She Love To Rock & Roll)
4. I'm Leaving
6. Gold Digger
7. Whipping Boy
8. I Remember
Talkin' about knowing nothing. I once bought this album, and although it didn't strike me as the album I hoped for, but I've given it quite some spins through the years. The reason I bought it was 'Produced By Richie Wise', short enough after ending their work with the the two first albums of KISS. No loud guitars on this one. Kind of Pop Pomp. If I do have to make a comparing... I might say REO Speedwagon from Hi In-fidelity and after. With a touch of Styx/Dennis De Young here and there... without touching the classic stuff made by those two mentioned bands. Quite enjoyable anyway, and to judge it yourself, give it a try.Gulliver - Ridin' The Wind. 1979.
Produced by Richie Wise.
John Weider (Steve Marriott, Eric Burdon, Stud, Ro Ro)
Info on David Carron (R.I.P.) here:
1. Miracle Tonight
2. Lovin' A Dream
3. The Wonder Of It All
4. Bright Lights
5. Ridin' The Wind
6. Danger In The Night
7. Heartaches And Heartaches
8. Wild Bells
9. No Livin' Without You
10. See It Comin'
Nathan Shaffer - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Warren Mays - Lead Guitar and Vocals
Del Breckenfeld - Bass Guitar and Vocals
Bruce Breckenfeild - Assorted Keyboards and Vocals
Chuck Schwartz - Drums and Percussion
(A bit more info in the 'Teenage Magic' posting, look in the archives, June.)
Gambler - Love And Other Crimes. 1980.
Produced by Phil Bonananno and Gambler.
1. Something Crazy
2. It Never Felt Like This
3. Even A Loser
4. Dirty Susie
5. Double Indemnity
6. Head Hunter
7. She's My Girl
9. Life On The Line
10. I Put My Love