Friday, October 09, 2009

DOUGLAS - State Of Rock (1987)


Greek band, founded by the Douglas bros. circa 1983.
Classic second mid eighties AOR-rock sound, loud guitars, keyboards at-glance and strong rhythm section.
Very good vocals, since "Cornelius" is the alias of CRAAFT's vocalist Klaus Lulley. Yes, it is Klaus (a subject of discussion in various forums / blogs).

No fillers in sight, few songs in this album, but all goodies!
"Shout" starts with those amazing keys we love to hear, "Loner" is the best song ever written by the band, "It’s Late" is a perfect ballad.
No more comments needed, you must hear this little (indie) gem.
This is the second press of this vinyl (released in 1988), with 2 extra tracks.
Not easy to see anywhere, restored by myself for your listening pleasure.


1. Shout
2. Loner
3. It's Late
4. Reaction *
5. Turn Me On
6. Mirror
7. State Of Rock
8. Don't Let Them Die
9. Douglas Reprise *

* extra tracks

Cornelius — Vocals
Tony J. Conta — Guitars
Alex Douglas — Bass
Eliot Douglas — Drums
Chris Harris — Keyboards


Updated HERE
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6 Comments:

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

the next soundtrack compilation please

LΟUIS said...

The Bighooks it's right about Douglas...
look in these sites...
www.metal-archives.com
www.rateyourmusic.com
I'm wright about Greek band Douglas, here... thanks.
Louis

LΟUIS said...
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Anonymous said...

This band was greek. Cornelius is NOT Klaus Lulley. Check this video and tell me if you see the same person...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUg0-HaiNOw

Even the voice is different...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this, I love this kind of stuff. You're right, can't find this album anywhere online.