Saturday, March 28, 2015

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

PAUL JANZ - Renegade Romantic [Japanese Edition] (1990)

PAUL JANZ - Renegade Romantic [Japanese Edition] (1990) front
Requested in "REQUEST & FILL CORNER" section...

PAUL JANZ was one of the most respected songwriters in Canada during the '80s. Also a talented vocalist and keyboard player, Janz started his career during the Seventies as part of the German-established popular Christian-oriented sextet Deliverance.
In 1980 Janz returned to Vancouver to become a jingle writer and a member of AORsters Prism briefly. A&M Records were highly interested in his musical abilities and signed Paul Janz as solo artist.
He released two records with the second spawning a single which won the Canadian PROCAN and CMPA awards, and then the label viewied a strong potential to launch Paul Janz as international artist.

Recorded in Los Angeles / Vancouver with producer Bill Drescher (the Bangles, Rick Springfield), Janz's 3rd solo album "Romantic Renegade" was released in 1990 and enjoyed a considerable success thanks to the single "Every Little Tear". Janz toured all over North America for two years.

PAUL JANZ - Renegade Romantic [Japanese Edition] (1990) booklet

Plenty of delicate melodies and with Janz's highly harmonized sweet vocals, "Romantic Renegade" is pure joy. His light AOR, sometimes poppy tunes easily can match Stan Meissner's work but even more keyboard oriented.
The more rocking tracks are true gems is the typical clean, polished Canadian style enhanced by the superb guitar work by Tim McKenzie, much in the vein of Dann Huff.

Tracks like the mentioned "Every Little Tear" (you can't stop singing its chorus), the catchy melodic rocker "Rocket To My Heart", the midtempo AOR heaven of "Hold Me Tender" (akin '80s Richard Marx) or the beautiful "Almost Heaven" are among the highlights.
"Stand" is the elaborated ballad, and then the excellent "One Lovin' Touch" start as another slow tune before exploding into a pumping melodic rock bliss around the 1:45 minute mark, and becomes another album highlight.

PAUL JANZ - Renegade Romantic [Japanese Edition] (1990) back

"Romantic Renegade" is a highly recommended CD for any light AOR / Melodic Rock fan with high class songwriting, arrangements, performances and a crystal clear production.
It was requested by a reader, and I don't know why I did not posted here this little gem by my own before.
This Japanese Edition sounds great, complete with full artwork.


01 - Every Little Tear
02 - Hold Me Tender
03 - Rocket To My Heart
04 - Almost Heaven
05 - Stand
06 - Stuck On You
07 - Love Walks In
08 - One Lovin' Touch
09 - Darling Drive
10 - Saddle Up

Paul Janz: vocals, keyboards, programming, synth bass
Tim McKenzie: guitars
Rob Bailey: keyboards, programming
Miles Hill: bass
Michael Root: drums
Jim McGillveray: percussion
Jim Bralower: programming
Tom Coclough: saxophone
Phil Chanel: additional keyboards




PAUL JANZ Renegade Romantic [Japanese Edition]
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

ADDICTION - Get Hooked (1985)

ADDICTION - Get Hooked (1985)
Requested in "REQUEST & FILL CORNER" section...

Here comes a rarity, the only album by the San Francisco quartet ADDICTION entitled "Get Hooked", released by themselves in 1985.
Seems ADDICTION toured the Bay Area circuit and opened for the likes of The Tubes, Quiet Riot, The Outfield and others, but never got a major record contract, so the band founded their own label Independent Records.
This mini-LP is indeed an indie recording, produced by themselves but engineered by Gary Lyons (Aerosmith, Foreigner) so expect more than a decent sound.

Soundwise, "Get Hooked" is a mixed bag. Opener "Shadow Dancer" it's a quite poppy, radio friendly commercial tune including electric drums, not far to the aforementioned The Outfield early works.
"Talk To You" is a good, cool keyboard-driven AOR track with a catchy chorus. The synth sound and style (as on the entire record) is very classy, with a parping approach.

"Desire" is a midtempo with some Gregg Giuffria's Angel on it, "Nostalgia" adds some atmospheres in the vein of Day One (a band already featured here on the blog), while "Insanity" is the hardest track with muscular guitar riffs akin Cinema Face.
"Beware of the Wizard" has some light progressive touches, a slow tune with a pretty early '80s sound, then on "Radio Beat" I was expecting and commercial tune, instead it's some kind of a poppy track with broken drums and riffs.

ADDICTION - Get Hooked (1985) back cover

As you see, there's mixed styles on "Get Hooked", with Addiction trying to resume their abilities into different arrangements. They are successful for the most part, but unfortunately the group disbanded soon and there was not opportunity to hear what would have been Addiction's next musical step.
Audio restored by me. Rare.


1 - Shadow Dancer
2 - Talk to You
3 - Desire
4 - Nostalgia
5 - Insanity
6 - Beware of the Wizard
7 - Radio Beat

Geno Orphanopoulos – Vocals, Bass
Dave Palladino – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Kip Rich – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Joe Cuneo – Drums, Backing Vocals




ADDICTION - Get Hooked (1985)
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Music For Nations Presents: STRIKTLY FOR KONNOISSEURS - LP 2

Music For Nations Presents: STRIKTLY FOR KONNOISSEURS - LP 2 front
Requested in "REQUEST & FILL CORNER" section...

And here it is "Striktly For Konnoisseurs" second LP.
In the '80s, Kerrang! Magazine was 'the one' you needed to check to be updated if Hard Rock / AOR / Heavy Metal was your thing. Their journalists in conjuction with the recently founded (and now legendary) Music For Nations label, compiled songs from American / Canadian bands that were pretty unknown at the moment and released a double-LP album under the title "Striktly For Konnoisseurs".
Despite its 'Germanic' title the vinyl was intended for the British audience, and only was pressed & published in UK.

You have here great tracks mostly taken from the first albums (late '70s / early '80s) of bands that later become pretty successful, like Legs Diamond, Angel (turned Giuffria), Wrabit, etc, besides wonderful cuts from acts that deserved to be huge such as Trillion, 707, Balance, and more.
Many of these albums were already reissued on CD some time ago, but others will remain forever into oblivion as the Reggie Knighton Band, Marcus or the awesome Mayday.
However, I have preserved the original full vinyl-rip because some tracks seems to be featured with a different mix, or, as happens with Canadian hard rockers Moxy's "Another Time Another Place", it's an exclusive version for this compilation.

Music For Nations Presents: STRIKTLY FOR KONNOISSEURS - LP 2 back

I took notice of "Striktly For Konnoisseurs" some years ago thanks to a great collector (and frequent visitor of this blog) Mr. Homer64, who provided me a copy.
This is a new vinyl-rip, done by an English friend of mine and restored / cleaned / enhanced by me.
A true collectors piece.


LP 2

01 - Teri Desario - Caught
02 - Rex - Trouble
03 - Mayday - So Young So Bad
04 - Trigger - Gimme Your Love
05 - The Boyzz - Too Wild To Tame
06 - Ram Jam - Gone Wild
07 - Joe Perry - Let The Music Do The Talkin'
08 - Angel - The Tower
09 - Starz - Live Wire
10 - Reggie Knighton - The King
11 - Trillion - Give Me Your Money
12 - Max Webster - Oh War
13 - Starcastle - Wings Of White




STRIKTLY FOR KONNOISSEURS - LP 2
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Monday, March 09, 2015

Music For Nations presents: STRIKTLY FOR KONNOISSEURS - LP 1

Music For Nations Presents: STRIKTLY FOR KONNOISSEURS - LP 1 front
Requested in "REQUEST & FILL CORNER" section...

In the '80s, Kerrang! Magazine was 'the one' you needed to check to be updated if Hard Rock / AOR / Heavy Metal was your thing. Their journalists in conjunction with the recently founded (and now legendary) Music For Nations label, compiled songs from American / Canadian bands that were pretty unknown at the moment and released a double-LP album under the name "Striktly For Konnoisseurs" in 1984.
Despite its 'Germanic' title the vinyl was intended for the British audience, and only was pressed & published in UK.

You have here great tracks mostly taken from the first albums (late '70s / early '80s) of bands that later become pretty successful, like Legs Diamond, Angel (turned Giuffria), Wrabit, etc, besides wonderful cuts from acts that deserved to be huge such as Trillion, 707, Balance, and more.

Many of these albums were already reissued on CD some time ago, but others will remain forever into oblivion as the Reggie Knighton Band, Marcus or the awesome Mayday.
However, I have preserved the original full vinyl-rip because some tracks seems to be featured with a different mix, or, as happens with Canadian hard rockers Moxy's "Another Time Another Place", it's an exclusive version to this compilation.

Music For Nations Presents: STRIKTLY FOR KONNOISSEURS - LP 1 back

I took notice of "Striktly For Konnoisseurs" some years ago thanks to a great collector (and frequent visitor of this blog) Mr. Homer64, who provided me a copy.
This is a new vinyl-rip, done by an English friend of mine and restored / cleaned / enhanced by me.
A true collectors piece.


LP 1

01 - 1994 - Please Stand By
02 - Legs Diamond - It's Not The Music
03 - Desmond Child & Rouge - The Truth Came Out
04 - American Tears - Can't Keep
05 - 707 - Megaforce
06 - Marcus - Black Magic
07 - Reckless - Searching For A Dream
08 - Wrabit - Just Go Away
09 - Moxy - Another Time Another Place
10 - Tantrum - Applaud The Winner
11 - Zon - Circus
12 - Balance - Undercover Man




STRIKTLY FOR KONNOISSEURS LP 1
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Friday, March 06, 2015

REQUEST & FILL CORNER 17

REQUEST and FILL CORNER 16

From now, all request & fills goes in this post Comments.
If you need an album or a single track, request it here, if you have it, be kind with other readers, upload the file and post the link here as well.
Access to this page will be placed at the right column ------>
(the "CLICK HERE" neon sign)
It will be opened in a new window.

Check this section regularly.
You'll find many albums uploaded by readers, not present on the main blog ...

Help each other people!


and don't forget to check out ARCHIVES:



ARCHIVES PART 9

ARCHIVES PART 10

ARCHIVES PART 11

ARCHIVES PART 12

ARCHIVES PART 13

ARCHIVES PART 14

ARCHIVES PART 15

ARCHIVES PART 16

take a deep look at the end of each part...

Saturday, February 28, 2015

NICK JAMESON - A Crowd Of One (1986)

NICK JAMESON - A Crowd Of One (1986) full LP
Requested in "REQUEST & FILL CORNER" section...

Perhaps the name NICK JAMESON does not rings any bell on you, but chances are that you may saw / heard him.
He is a prolific actor in Hollywood with more than 100 film credits, still active in the business now mostly as voice-over actor. Although a US native, Jameson has become very well known for his ability to perform in a variety of deceptively authentic accents, particularly British English and Australian.
Among his appearances as main actor role, you'll remember Jameson as a Russian President in Kiefer Sutherland’s TV series '24' in various episodes.

But let's go with the music: Nick Jameson is a musician as well.
In the Seventies, Jameson was part of Foghat, the well known bluesy rock UK act Foghat playing bass and co-producing various albums with them. In 1977 recorded a solo album that disappeared without notice.
By the mid-80s Nick Jameson signed a deal and recorded ten tracks all written / co-written by him and playing almost all instruments. Released in 1986, "A Crowd Of One" was Nick's final solo album.

The LP is mixture of middle '80s sounds and styles ranging from Light AOR numbers, Rock&pop and some Hi-Tech in between. Among the similarities I could mention David Roberts, Tim Feehan, Jack Wagner, Alan Gorrie, Dakota and why not, Mr. Mister.
As proof of this comparison, opening track "Weatherman" was recorded a year later by Jack Warner on his 1987 album 'Don't Give Up Your Day Job' (already presented on this blog).
Then, the track which opens this LP side 2 - "Love's Closing In" - was also featured on the soundtrack to the 1986 film 'A Fine Mess'.
So you have a pretty idea about "A Crowd Of One" sound: gentle, catchy radio-ready songs with an '80s movie soundtrack potential.

NICK JAMESON - A Crowd Of One (1986) back cover

Jameson's vocals are smooth, he is quite skilled on all instruments, and production is very good as the album was released through a major label; Motown. This was a strange association, as Motown never was specialized in Rock-related artists.
As supposed, there wasn't any kind of promotion for "A Crowd Of One", not even dream to be released on CD. Never reissued, the vinyl LP of this album has become a rarity much sought after by collectors.
This is a very nice LP-rip cleaned and de-noised by me.
RARE.


01 - Weatherman
02 - Bring Your Love To Me
03 - Gonna Hold You Tight
04 - Last Act Of A Desperate Man
05 - Love's Closing In
06 - Wishing My Way Back To You
07 - The Whole Truth
08 - I Don't Know Where I'm Going [The Train Song]
09 - Save Your Heart

Nick Jameson - Vocals, All Instruments
Kim O'Leary - Backing Vocals, Co-producer
Tony Carere, Kim Parks, Jon Marett - Horns
David Andersen - Drums on track 7




NICK JAMESON - A Crowd Of One
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