Tracklisting:Ready to go; I came to see you; It ain't easy; rainy day; The other Side; She knows better; Roll me over; Save myself for you; Love the Life; Most important Thing; Tell me; Carry on.
This is why Bang Tango was hyped way back in the early 90's - great riffs, aggressive vocals and an attitude that was "larger-than-life-and-David-Lee-Roth" and rough vocalist Joe Leste as only original member has nowed teamed up with guitarist Alex Grossi to follow up on that concept!
Tracklisting:6.AM; Wake me up when the House is on Fire; Rock me into Heaven; Games we play; Easy come easy go; In the Arms of a Stranger; made of Stone; Walk into my Heart; Shadows in Rain; Danger in disguise; Fall from Grace.
One time Swedish AOR beauty Erika Norberg was married to guitar maestro Yngwie Malmsteen - that was THE single thing I knew about this blonde bombshell. But Erika's excellent light vocals and strong sense of melody is made for making excellent AOR/Hard rock albums in the vein of Lee Aaron and/or Envy. The "In the Arms of a Stranger" album originally released at the end of 1991 but didn't get as musch attention as the debut "Cold Winter Night" already released by MTM last year. And now MTM has a plan for re-releasing this one through their MTM Classix collection - hope they get the last one "Lady Luck" from 1993 with, too!.
Hailing from Northern Sweden - Skellefteå to be precise, Erika originally recorded her first albums for the small Lionheart label, distributed by Virgin in Scandinavia, and the album featured songs co-written by the Alice Cooper-team Ponti and Pepe on the track "Wake me up when the house is on fire" (yes, it's singable!). The musicians on "In the Arms of a Stranger" are Benny Jansson on guitar who was involved with Talisman and Snake Charmer, Bobby Ljunggreen on guitars as well, Håkan Almquist on keyboards and drummers Johan Akerfeldt/Fredrik Lundfeldt!
Later Erika broke with the Lionsheart label - but recorded "Planet X" in 1996 and "Ripe" 1998 - Erika officially ended her musical career in 1999 with a farewell tour!
The whole album, is filled with light, fluffy, sometimes grand hummable material, ballads and hard rockers in a perfect mix. Just the kind to expect from a Scandnavian artist - there are a whole bunch - reminding me in musical expression of Alice Cooper's "Poison". Songs ideal for a ride in an open car or for the shower for that matter. All very well produced, and arranged. Some of the more memorable moments are the before mentioned "Wake me up ..." but also "Easy come, Easy go" and the grand ballad and title track is great.
Tracklisting:High Time; Open your Heart; Soul searching; Where is the Love; You could be dreaming; Don't jump the Gun; First Love; I'll be home tonight; Walk through Fire; Slowly.
Even if Tony Mills reminds me a lot of one of my favorite singers Hugo
(or is it the other way around) the British battleship Shy has alway been true to their melodic roots and together with guitarist Steve Harris and bass player Roy Stephen Davis is the back spine of Shy - new guys are Ian Richardson on guitars, Bob Richards on drums and Joe Basketts on keyboards. Mills was at a point in Siam and was replaced with Jon Francis and John Ward - but besides that the band has continued releasing records way back since "Once bitten twice shy" from 1983.