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Formed in the USA in 1980, D V C's main attention was focused on the fact that drummer John Bolin is the younger brother of the late Tommy Bolin (DEEP PURPLE).
This brought substantial press coverage and the band got a deal with Alfa Records (a CBS subsidiary).
The group's 1981 self-titled debut also included a Tommy Bolin's 'Teaser' cover version, heavily played by radio stations across the country. I like D V C's version of 'Teaser' much more than the original from T. Bolin's LP, and it tops Motley Crue's 1989 version too.
But the winner here is opener 'Let Me Be Your Fantasy', a really good early '80s AOR tune, highly radiable and contagious.
The rest of the disc is more midwestern AOR-Rock / radio-poppy oriented, featuring an interesting dual guitar interplay between Forest and Bartle, and accurate vocal performances.
D V C toured extensively supporting VAN HALEN, JOHN 'COUGAR' MELLENCAMP and DARE FORCE, recording in-between their second LP, but abruptly the label deal and the upcoming '82 tour fell apart.
The group disbanded shortly after, and Johnnie Bolin joined DARE FORCE (Makin' Our Own Rules).
This is a cool album, sounds a little bit outdated, but it's a clear example of the seminal AOR scene.
Hard to find, ripped from the 2007 bootleg CD edition.
01 - Let Me Be Your Fantasy
02 - Goosebumps
03 - Turning
04 - Ain't That The Way It Goes
05 - Teaser
06 - Go For It
07 - Now I See It
08 - Stop Foolin' Around
09 - Baby Wants More
10 - Terrified
Bob Forest : guitar, vocals
John Bartle : guitar, vocals
Max Padilla : bass
John "Johnnie" Bolin : drums
DVC - DVC (1981)