Sunday, September 30, 2007

What can I say... a new blog.

Hi again. A mixed blog today. Starting with a couple of vinyls, two promised ones, and more of the rare japanese releases of both scandinavian and other acts. My guess is that no one already got ALL these albums. Am I right? Anyway, hope you like it. And once again; If you do happen to appreciate something here, please tell me. Leave a comment. That's the fuel doin' this blog stuff. Nearly 500 download's and 6 comments in the last post, frankly ain't that impressive. More later, when I find the time.


An often used songwriter & musician. Here's his solo album from 1985. Including some interesting names. And good songs. Not very hard rockin', but if you're into the Danny Spanos stuff, the softer side of rock with good songs, you'll like this one.

Randy Bishop - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Earl Slick - Guitar
Gerrard Mule - Guitar
Frankie Banali - Drums
Jim Johnson - Bass
Phil Kenzie - Saxophone
Pat Regan - Synthesizers

Spencer Proffer, the producer, a name from several album covers in your collection. I won't even try to tell which ones, but if you're interested, read more about his bio here:
and an old interview here:

Randy Bishop - Underdog. 1985.
Vinyl rip.
Produced by Spencer Proffer
Engineered by Duane Baron

01 - Underdog
02 - Two Hearts On The Loose
03 - If I Was A Fool
04 - Take The Love And Run
05 - Calm Becomes The Storm
06 - Two Shades Of Blue
07 - Dangerous
08 - Infatuation
09 - Desiree
10 - Kissed By The Wind


As promised way back, my third album by No Dice. Vinyl rip. I love this band. Great songs. Great performance, great classic old skool hard rock. Exactly what's the case here, I don't know, but this album share half the tracks of one of their other releases. Great anyway.

Roger Ferris - Singer
Dave Martin - Guitar
Gary Strange - Bass
Chris Wyles - Drums

No Dice - No Dice. 1977.
Vinyl rip.
Produced by *Steve Smith, **Robert Wace & Phill Brown, ***Steve Smith & Robert Wace

01 - Why Sugar*
02 - Happy In The Skoolyard*
03 - You Can't Help Yourself*
04 - People That Make The Music***
05 - Fooling**
06 - So Why I*
07 - Murder In The Rain*
08 - Silly Girl**
09 - Counting On A Good Sign*
10 - Down And Dry**
11 - Shadows*


Those Jap..inavians... part 3


More from the swedish melodic rockers. Their first album recently blogged here, and here's their second. You might like this.

Benny Söderberg - Sings
Henrik Bergqvist - Guitars
Janne Lund - Bass
Sebastian Sippola - Drums
Backing vocals - Benny Söderberg, Göran Edman and 'The Fortune Cookies'
Keyboards - Bruce Gowdy, Benny Söderberg, Janne Lund

Fortune - Calling Spirits. 1994.
Produced by Bruce Gowdy

1. Calling Spirits
2. Preacher Man
3. Freedom
4. Be My Lover
5. Not For An Answer
6. Stay
7. Desperado
8. Shakespeare's Nightmare
9. Trail Blazer
10. Shoot!

Some sleaze for ya, from Malmö, Sweden. Former punk outfit turned hairy & sleazy, and might
be your cup of tea. Not bad.

Andy Pierce - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
Dick Qwarfort - Bassguitar, Backing Vocals
Peter Espinoza - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Stanley - Drums, Backing Vocals

Nasty Idols - Vicious. 1993.
Produced by Berno Paulson and Andy Pierce

1. Heads Down (Tinseltown)
2. Hellhouse
3. Dance Of The Wicked
4. Ain't Got Nothin'
5. R.I.P.
6. Pretty Cut Wild
7. Blackshot
8. No Time
9. Killing Stuff
10. Do Ya' Want Another
11. Hellout Shakeout
12. Electric Wonderland

From the hometown of the more known Ronnie James Dio, here's John West's (Badlands, Artension, Michael Lee Firkins Band, Royal Hunt) debut album, released on Shrapnel Records and produced by Mike Varney. And with help from members of Mogg/Way, Rage and Savatage.
Might be something for some of you.

John West - All Vocals, Lead Guitar on 'Hands In The Fire'
George Bellas - Lead, Rhythm & Acoustic Guitars
Barry Sparks - 6 strings Bass
Mike Terrana - Drums & Percussion
Matt Guillory - Keyboards
Special guests:
Lonnie Park - Keyboards, Hammond B3, All backing vocals on 'Hands In The Fire'
James Murphy - Final Guitar Solo on 'Lady Ice'

John West's - Mind Journey. 1997.
Produced by Mike Varney & John West.

1. Eastern Horizon
2. Lady Ice
3. Fair Trade
4. One Way
5. Mind Journey
6. The Castle Is Haunted
7. Veil Of The Blind
8. Dragon's Eye
9. Hands In The Fire
10. Lost In Time

A compilation cd, with some of the bands recently blogged here, and others on the same
labels. Got more of these, if anyone's interested.

MVP - Compilation Series Vol. 1. 1993.

01 - Masquerade - Gimme All Your Love
02 - Yeah Bop Station - Blue Moon
03 - Baltimore - My Kind Of Woman
04 - Sheer Greed - Hollywood Tease
05 - John Hahn - Deadly Spell
06 - Renegade - Hold Back The Night
07 - Talisman - Brake Your Chains
08 - Talisman - Comin' Home
09 - Jackal - Vague Visions
10 - China Rain - Last Forever
11 - Fortune - Renegade
12 - Reactor - MTI's
13 - Nasty Idols - Head's Down (In Tinseltown)


Talkin' bout a rare one. A hard to get shining pearl here. I guess the norwegian pop rock duo brought in Mick Ronson to benefit from his involvement and success with Dalbello. This album might be described as close to Dalbello, but also a bit Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, good pop rock songs. Mr. Ronson didn't just produce, but are highly involved on most tracks here, on guitar, organ, backing vocals, synth, even tambourine. Definately one for the fans of his work, and the collectors. Enjoy!

Kjersti Bergesen - Vocal & Backing Vocals
Kåre Kalvenes - Synth, Percussion, Bass, Guitar

All songs by Kåre Kalvenes, all lyrics by Kjersti Bergesen.
('Call Out Her Name' Music by Kalvenes/Ronson)

Drums - Ole Hamre, Stein Inge Brækhus
Guitar - Mick Ronson, Kato Ådland, Svein Hovland
Bass - Kjetil Torgersen, Frank Hovland, Ole Amund Gjersvik
Organ/Synth - Mick Ronson, Jon Terje Rovedal, Harald Dahlstrøm
Backing Vocals - Yngve Sætre, Mick Ronson, Frank Hovland
Add. fills: String arr. Harald Dahlstrøm (01), Mute Trumpet - Per Jørgensen (03), Percussion
- Arne Moe Vindedal (04), Megafon Vocal - Svein Hovland (04), Percussion - Erling Lund (08),
Citar - Per Jørgensen (09).

Secret Mission - Strange Afternoon. 1991.
Produced by Mick Ronson, Kåre Kalvenes, Svein Hovland, Yngve Sætre.

01 - Strange Afternoon
02 - You Can Run
03 - Walking On Glass
04 - Silent Spring
05 - Stay On
06 - Call Out Her Name
07 - Glasshouse
08 - Runaway Machine
09 - Follow Me
10 - Stay By My Side

Norwegian multi talented musician & songwriter. Formerly of Tindrum, Diezel and more. A great melodic, pop rockin' & funky album that never saw another release than this japanese one. Too bad. I really think this album deserved a lot more. But, it's a cruel world out there, and now you can make up your own mind. Is it great or what!? Any album with the backing singer services from Jorn Lande & Solli, is worth a listen, if you ask me.

Trond Ôien - Lead Vocals, Electric & acoustic Guitars, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Additional musicians:
Ronny Wikmark - Keyboards
Aslak Johnsen - Bass (11)
Sigbjørn Holmslett - Guitar solo (12)
Jan Ivar Andresen - Guitar (9), additional guitars (3, 4 & 5)
Knut Solvang - Additional guitar (7)
Mikkel Eriksen - Vocoder (3)
Backing Vocals - Jörn Lande, Hans Olav Solli, Tina & Merete Brandal, Jorunn Erdahl
Additional backing vocals - Frode Henriksen, Frank Hellum, Kenneth Lyng

Produced & Mixed by Hallgeir RustanProgramming by Ronni WikmarkRecorded & mixed at Stargate StudiosAdditional recordings, Nidaros StudioMastered at Polar Studios, Sweden

Öien - Better Than The Real Thing. 1997.
Produced & Mixed by Hallgeir Rustan

01 - Better Than The Real Thing
02 - If I Could I Would Give U Heaven
03 - Slide
04 - Be My Religion
05 - Push
06 - Around The World
07 - I Wanna Be Your President
08 - Time & Devotion
09 - Somebody's Angel
10 - It's A Ritual
11 - Love Is Ice
12 - Opportunity Rocks

That's all for now. Hope you find anything of interest. Once again: IF you do, please leave a comment. Without any comments, there's no need spending lots of time blogging rare stuff.
See ya around - ROCK ON!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Something old, something.. well, a new blog.


Great album by a great band. It's always something special for me to read the cover info on this one. As most of you may have noticed, how could you NOT, I'm a sucker for canadian hard rock from the 70's & 80's, and to see the familiar & local names of the norwegian producer, engineer & studio where I've been several times, and at the same time see the classic Attic Records logo on the same product are really cool. I'm a big admirer of the mighty Bjoern Nessjoe & Rune Nordal's work through the years, and their incredible work on stuff like the early TNT albums & Stage Dolls have impressed a lot of people around the world. I've heard that this production didn't go without some minor disagreement between band/producer, though. Anyway it's a great album, filled with great sounding & rocking tracks! You can't miss this.

Marvin Birt - Guitars/Vocals
David Rashed - Keyboards/Vocals
Paul MacAusland - Vocals
Sean Kilbride - Drums
Ron Switzer - Bass

Haywire - Nuthouse. 1990.
Produced by Bjoern Nessjoe and Haywire.
1. Operator Central
2. Short End Of A Wishbone
3. Livin' It Up
4. Gettin' The Groove
5. Wild, Wild
6. Strange One
7. She Drives
8. Well Oiled Machine
9. Tremble In Line
10. Push n' Shove (That's The Way)
11. Taken The Pain


If you, just like me, loved their 70's albums, here's a treat for you. A LIVE release from 1989.
I guess more info aren't needed here. Enjoy!
Rick Benick - Guitars, Vocals
Bobby Johns - Drums and such
Steve McNally - Lead Vocals
Toby Myers - Bass, Vocals
Michael Read - Keyboards, Vocals
Roadmaster - Live + 5. 1989.
Produced by Michael Read.
1. Doesn't Mean A Thing
2. Higher, Higher
3. Ride The Wind Away
4. Circle Of Love
5. Say You Wanna Be With Me
6. Hey World
7. Sweet Music
8. Cry Just A Little
9. Here I Am
10. Indecision
11. The Girl Most Likely
12. Let Your Love Go
Tracks 1-7 recorded live at The Vogue, July 28, 1989.
Tracks 8-12 recorded live at TRC Studios, September 3, 1989.


A pearl!! I'll never get tired of this great album. A product of love & the awesome work of all people involved. NOT hard rock in any way, but a floating musical experience of stunning quality. The very talented Gjøvik (Norway) born singer, songwriter May Britt Normann invites us in her world of thoughts and colors. Sit back in your most comfy chair and close your eyes and just fly... Too bad it didn't sell much. An album that's as good as impossible to find, even in Norway. More than half of the band TNT are deeply involved here, and so are Jørn Lande in a duet & backing vocals. And that's definately not a bad thing in my book.

Embee Normann - Vocals, backup vocals, guitar

Dag Stokke - All keyboards, programming, backup vocals
Ronni Le Tekro - Electric Fender guitars, 6 & 12 strings acoustic, add. bass guitar and
backup vocals & add. vocal on 'Stormy Weather'

Morty Black - Bass guitar
Kim Ofstad - Drums & cymbalwork
Jørn Fodnestøl - Electric guitar & fretless bass
Jan Øvland - Acoustic guitar
Sigurd Køhn - Saxophone (R.I.P.)
Jørn Lande - Backup vocals & add. vocal on 'Dead Country'
Widar Karlsen - Blues guitar
Guro Moe - Violin
Isak T. Andersen - Cello

Embee Normann's Wonderland. 1993.
Produced by Ronni Le Tekro & Dag Stokke.

1. Fight For Your Country
2. As A Child
3. Wild Horses
4. Easy To Love
5. Night Is Gold
6. Stormy Weather
7. Three Birds
8. Lost Sapphire
9. Dead Country
10. One Minute Prayer
11. Amongst These Old Trees

And 'Those Jap..inavians... part 2' continues here.


Apparently 1 of the 2 melodic rock bands named Fortune from Sweden. Some info might be found
on the net, I'm blank. I think they've released 3 albums, this was their first.
Henrik Bergqvist - Guitars
Benny Söderberg - Lead & Backing Vocals, Keyboard, Jew's Harp
Janne Lund - Bass, Acoustic Guitar
Thomas Hauk - Drums


Fortune - Making Gold.1992.
Produced by Benny Söderberg and Janne Lund.
1. Eyes Of Ice

2. Anonymous Lover
3. Lucky Star
4. Renegade
5. Life Goes On
6. Stormy Roads
7. Trouble In Paradise
8. Mindreader
9. Sundowner
10. Make A Move
11. Fools Gold


Don't know much 'bout these, either. Not bad, not top notch. A bit pomp, a bit prog, a bit
Saga/Zon sounding, but more hard rockin' all over. Judging by the info read in the cover, I think they're canadian. Again, not sure.

Paul Beresford - Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars
T.J. Knight - Vocals, Guitars
Pat Bray - Bass, Vocals
Rick Styles - Drums, Vocals

Jester - It's Time. 1994.
Produced by Steve Szajna and Rich Walker.
1. Silent Tears
2. Falling Faster
3. I Want To Believe
4. Stranger In Your Eyes
5. It's Time
6. Lonely
7. Breakaway
8. The Truth


The last blog had their first release from '86, here's their second, released in 1988. If you liked the first, you'll like this.
Marco Hietala - Vocals & Bass
Zachery Hietala - Lead Guitar
Mako H - Guitar
Pecu Cinnari - Drums


Tarot - Follow Me Into Madness. 1988.
Produced by Tarot.
1. Descendants Of Power
2. Rose On The Grave
3. Lady Deceiver
4. Follow Me Into Madness
5. Blood Runs Cold - Happy End
6. No Return
7. I Don't Care Anymore
8. Breathing Fire
9. I Spit Venom
10. Shadow In My Heart
I know, I know... I promised a vinyl blog this time. But that takes a lot of time preparing, so I came up with this in the meantime. A quick & good one. I think you'll find interesting things here. I know you will. Rock on!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Those Jap..inavians... part 1

Hi again. A quick and a bit different blog this time. Different in not being from the 70's or 80's, different in NOT including any artist from Canada, and a bit different in blogging bands I really have no knowledge of. Just happen to find some not much played CD's lying around. And instead of burrying them further down in the piles of music, I wanted to share them with you. Playing them while ripping, I sometimes thought 'this is really good!'. All I can say that one of them had a singer I didn't like at all, and another one, no singer at all. So, enjoy these japanese releases of scandinavians. If there's any interest, I got more of this stuff, some by the same bands, and other similiar releases by other. Have fun.

A Jönköping, Sweden, AOR act that scored a deal in Japan.

Magnus Tallåker - Vocals
Mats Ottosson - Guitar
Thomas Kullman - Guitar
Håakan Jardmo - Bass
Per Billengren - Keyboards
Fredrik Grahn - Drums

Renegade - Ravages Of Time. 1994.
Produced by Renegade.

1. Intro
2. Billion Dollar Brain
3. Get The Hell Out Of Here
4. Why Baby Why
5. Scrambled
6. Ravages Of Time
7. Homeland
8. Crazy
9. When I Call Out Your Name
10. Sourcream n' Onions
11. Bye Bye Girl
12. Don't Drive Drunk



My first Ukrainian blog. And last? Who knows... (later he worked with some swedes, so I'm not totally out of focus here, lol) Keyboard virtuosity with good helpers, and if you're into this kinda stuff, I think you won't get disappointed. Have a try, anyway.

Vitalij Kuprij - All keyboards and Acoustic Piano
Greg Howe - Guitars and Bass
Jon Doman - Drums

Vitalij Kuprij - High Definition. 1997.
Produced by Greg Howe

1. Beyond Infinity
2. High Definition
3. Symphony V
4. Divided World
5. Excerpt From Sonata In A Minor (Mozart)
6. Opus 1 (Paganini)
7. Why?
8. Parallel In Time
9. Silent Destiny


Jeff Scott Soto - All vocals, Keyboards, Percussion and additional Acoustic Guitar (Too Late For Love, Lonely Shade Of Blue)
Neal M. Grusky - Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Robert A. Duda - Drums
Carl DeMarco - Bass Guitar

Guest musicians:
Bob Daisley - Bass ( Days Of Dawn, Your Love)
Julie Greaux - All keyboards on Lonely Shade Of Blue, solos on Sacred Pleasure, Save Me.

Takara - Taste Of Heaven. 1995.
Produced, engineered & mixed by Jeff Scott Soto.

1. When Darkness Falls
2. Days Of Dawn
3. Your Love
4. December
5. Last Mistake
6. Taste Of Heaven
7. Sacred Pleasure
8. 2 Late
9. Save Me
10. Lonely Shade Of Blue
11. Again Your Love Is Mine (Acoustic version)
12. Restless Heart (Acoustic version)

Why there's no pic of the singer Jeff Scott Soto, Maybe he was occupied with photoshoots with three other bands & projects or in the studio with another four, I really don't know. Great singer, anyway :)


A quick check on the net brought me this: 'Kingston Wall's music is quite popular in Finland, particularly among users of psychedelic drugs, but relatively unknown elsewhere.'
And: 'Finland's Kingston Wall were an outstanding power-trio who made camp in musical territory where eastern mysticism, trippy psychedelia and heavy-guitar workouts all converged'.

Couldn't agree more, and it's actually both original & worth a listen!

Kingston Wall was a psychedelic/progressive rock group from Helsinki, Finland. They were formed in 1987. Influenced by such artists as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, the group combined eastern themes, mysticism and vivid psychedelia with their unique, hard-edged acid-rock. Group members were Petri Walli (guitars, lead vocals, b. 1969, d.1995), Jukka Jylli (bass, backing vocals) and Sami Kuoppamäki (drums, percussion). Walli was clearly the leader of the band - he formed the group, composed most of the songs and wrote all the lyrics. He was also Kingston Wall's producer and manager and even ran the band's own Trinity record label (under a pseudonym Pedro Cucaracha, an alias of a villain in an old Lucky Luke comic book). Perhaps even the band name was partially formed out of Walli's surname.
Kingston Wall released their first album, Kingston Wall (later referenced and re-released as I) in 1992 under the Trinity label. Their debut album consisted mainly of psychedelic hard rock along with a cover of Jimi Hendrix' song "Fire", which gained the group instant popularity among the Finnish radio stations. The album culminated in the heavily progressive, 21-minute track, "Mushrooms".'

Jukka Jylli - Bass & Backing Vocals
Petri Walli - Guitars, Lead & Backing Vocals (R.I.P.)
Sami Kuoppamäki - Drums & Percussion

Kingston Wall - Kingston Wall. 1992.

1. With My Mind
2. Used to Feel Before
3. I'm Not the One
4. Fire
5. Waste of Time
6. Nepal
7. And I Hear You Call
8. Tanya

9 - 16. Mushrooms:
9. I Prelude

10. II on My Own
11. III the Weep
12. IV Mushrooms
13. V Circumstances
14. VI Captain Relief
15. VII More Mushrooms
16. VIII the Answer



To finnish it all of (sic), here's the debut album by Tarot.

Marco Hietala - Vocals, Guitar, Bass
Sakari Hietala - Guitar
Janne Tolsa - Keyboards
Pecu Cinnari - Drums

Tarot - Spell Of Iron. 1986.
Produced by Kassu Halonen

1. Midwinter Nights
2. Dancing On The Wire
3. Back In The Fire
4. Love's Not For My Kind
5. Never Forever
6. The Spell Of Iron
7. De Mortui Nil Nisi Bene
8. Pharao
9. Wings Of Darkness
10. Things That Crawl In The Night


Well, that's all for now. A small side-step, and my next blog will be rare oldies & own vinyl rippings. Until then, take care, rock on! And don't forget to leave a comment.


Sunday, September 9, 2007

More MEAT!

A quick but meatfull blog for you. I don't have much time for more details, but want to share some more before next major effort. Some requests, a re-up and some more rare & good stuff for ya! None of these are my own rippings, most stuff found out there on the net, and if there's anything 'below standard' quality, please tell me and I might be able to fix or clean it up. Enjoy it.

A great band from the past, their last album, not their greatest moment but all albums are worth hearing & having, a start anyway here in this blog. Expect more later. GREAT stuff.

Be Bop Deluxe was founded by Bill Nelson in 1972. They never played bebop music, but instead came out of the blues-based British rock scene of the late 1960s. At first they were compared to the more successful David Bowie, but Nelson never tried to copy Bowie, and appears to have disliked comparisons or being pigeon-holed. This artistic restlessness eventually led him to disband Be Bop Deluxe altogether and pursue less commercial paths of expression.
Influences on the band's music included David Bowie, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Van Der Graaf Generator and Frank Zappa. The band's sound emerged as a mixture of glam rock, synth rock, prog rock and straightforward rock and roll. Science fiction imagery (e.g. robots) was common in Nelson's lyrics, along with the more traditional themes of love and the human condition (albeit often hidden beneath Nelson's quirky lyrical and musical metaphors).
Nelson was acclaimed as one of the finest guitarists in British rock at the time, and the music showed that, with his distinctive tones adorning most tracks. Stylistically, the songs took elements from progressive rock, glam rock (the band had flirted with make-up in the early days) and hard guitar rock. Sunburst Finish contained the band's only UK hit single, Ships in the Night and was their most successful album in the UK and USA.
Drastic Plastic, recorded under the influence of punk, new wave and David Bowie's 'Berlin' albums was a substantial stylistic change from the progressive / guitar rock of the early Be-Bop Deluxe.

Be Bop Deluxe - Drastic Plastic. 1978.

01 Electrical Language
02 New Precision
03 New Mysteries
04 Surreal Estate
05 Love in Flames
06 Panic in the World
07 Dangerous Stranger
08 Superenigmatix (lethal appliances for the home with everything)
09 Visions of Endless Hopes
10 Possession
11 Islands of the Dead
12 Blimps (Bonus)
13 Lovers Are Mortal (Bonus)
14 Lights (Bonus)



A request & re-post of this great band, take a look in the archives for more info.

Nutz - Nutz. 1974.

1. Poor Man
2. Ain't No Thanks To You
3. Spoke In A Wheel
4. I Can't Unwind
5. Can't Tell Her Why
6. As Far As The Eye Can See
7. Love Will Last Forever
8. Light Of Day
9. Round And Round
10. Joke



An artist in need of no further info. A great song writer & producer, with a great past with his own outfit. A request, their second and most rocking album. Love it.

Desmond Child, Maria Vidal, Myriam Valle, Diana Grasselli
Guitar - G.E. Smith
Bass: John Siegler
Drums: Jerry Marotta
Keyboards: Randy Courts, Bette Sussman

Desmond Child & Rouge - Runners In The Night. 1979.
Produced by Richard Landis
Associate producer Desmond Child

1 Truth Comes Out
2 My Heart's on Fire
3 Night Was Not
4 Goodbye Baby
5 Runners in the Night
6 Tumble in the Night
7 Scared to Live
8 Feeling Like This
9 Imitation of Love
10 Rosa


On the net, I found this awesome rare stuff! Does this exist!? Anyone out there who got it? That would make my day, no - my YEAR!

Great album! I never liked the production much, but I've played this a lot through the years. Their later stuff without Jan singing, I never liked much.

Jan Melanson - Vocals
Steve Madden - Guitars
Gene Stout - Bass (Lee Aaron, Michael White)
Gil Roberts - Drums

Reckless - Reckless. 1981.
Produced by Paul Gross

01 Victim Of Time
02 Givin' It All Away
03 Ready For Action
04 Heartache Rock And Roll
05 Too Much To Bear
06 Reckless
07 Child Of The Night
08 All Night Woman
09 Could This Be Love?
10 Yesterday's News
11 Passion & Pain
12 Searching For A Dream


The second album of legendary swedes. A bit more info in the archives.

Neon Rose - Two. 1975.

1. I'm An Entertainer
2. False Star
3. Thoughts
4. My Lady
5. Waiting For The Train
6. Bloody Welfare
7. Is There An Eden



Another request, glad to help :)

Sniff'n'The Tears - The Game's Up. 1980.

1. The Game's Up

2. Moment Of Weakness
3. What Can Daddy Do
4. Night Life
5. If I Knew Then
6. One Love
7. 5 & Zero
8. Poison Pen Mail
9. Rodeo Drive


A group never heard much of on my side of the world, but they're canadian (So I'm not totally out of topic here), and over there they definately made history. Browsing the net for info & tracklists, I noticed that the re-release of this have another list of songs & order. Exactly what's the case here, I don't know. And maybe you don't care, either, what do I know? Anyone out there want more Lighthouse?

One of Canada's most original pop groups ever, Lighthouse was formed in Toronto early in 1969 when drummer Skip Prokop (ex of The Paupers, Janis Joplin, Al Kooper and Carlos Santana) had a vision of incorporating horns and strings with modern rock, sort of a heavy-hitting 'big band' sound. The 'full orchestra sound' which would become the band's trademark was at first rounded out by an additional 10 members including singer Pinky Dauvin. Their sound was as diverse as their listening audience, and contained cellos, violas, an array of horns and a full percussion section.

LIGHTHOUSE LIVE, Canada's first platinum-selling record, was taped at Carnegie Hall in February of '72 and hit the shelves later that year while the band took some time off. Lighthouse was undeniably one of the driving forces of the Canadian pop machine of the '70's. With a total of nine gold records, three platinum and 4 Junos, no other band of the day could touch them.

Lighthouse - Live. 1972.
Recorded at Carnegie Hall on Feb.6th 1972

01 Take It Slow

02 One Fine Morning
03 Insane
04 Just Wanna Be Your Friend
05 Old Man
06 Rockin' Chair
07 Sweet Lullaby
08 Eight Miles High
09 1849
10 You And Me


A request. I won't pretend knowing much of these guys. Not a bad album, though. Rockin' power pop! And it's produced by Tom Werman!


The Producers were a new wave and power pop band from Atlanta, Georgia in the 1980s.
Original members included Van Temple on guitar and vocals, former Whiteface member Kyle Henderson on bass and vocals, former Billy Joe Royal sideman Wayne Famous on keyboards, and Brian Holmes on Drums. Originally formed as a Beatles cover band named Cartoon, they changed musical directions and began performing their own material in nightclubs around the Atlanta area. The response to their music was so good that they were quickly signed to CBS subsidiary Portrait Records by Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon and Mother's Finest producer Tom Werman. They released two albums for the Portrait label, The Producers (1981) and You Make the Heat (1982). The Producers quickly became a regional favorite in the southeastern United States, propelling "What She Does to Me" onto the national Billboard Magazine singles charts. They toured extensivly opening for Cheap Trick, and The Motels. "She Sheila" from their second album was a popular MTV video. They headlined MTV's New Year's Rockin Eve in 1982.

Van Temple - Vocals, Guitar
Kyle Henderson - Vocals, Bass
Wayne Famous - Keyboards, Vocals
Bryan Holmes - Drums, Vocals

The Producers - The Producers. 1981.
Produced by Tom Werman.

01 What's He Got?
02 I Love Lucy
03 Who Do You Think You Are?
04 Life Of Crime
05 Certain Kinda Girl
06 You Go Your Way
07 What She Does To Me
08 Body Language
09 Sensations
10 Here's To You
11 Boys Say When/Girls Say Why
12 The End


Something here for everyone, I think. Hope you'll like some of it. More later, more rare goodies to come. And please leave a comment if you happen to appreciate something here. That makes it easier to know what y'all out there like & want more of. Have fun!