Tuesday, July 13, 2010

DVC - DVC (1981)

DVC DVC 1981
Requested in "Request & Fill Corner" section...

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This is a cool album, sounds a little bit outdated, but it's a clear example of the seminal AOR scene.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)

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13 Comments:

KISSMAR said...

Hi Friend Thanks Again!! ;)

AORboyo said...

Great album, many thanks for the fantastic quality download.

Cheerz!!!

Camelblue said...

@ AORboyo:
You're welcome, as always...

Anonymous said...

I would like to exchange links with your site www.blogger.com
Is this possible?

Camelblue said...

Yes it is. Just post your blog address here or chat box.

Anonymous said...

Hi Camelblue,

Could you please re-up?

Thank you very much,

AOR Angel said...

Hi Camelblue,


Could you please re-up

DVC - DVC (1981)


Thank you very much,

Camelblue said...

LINK UPDATED

Anonymous said...

Wow, so cool to have a google hit on what you're searching for. I've had a cassette tap copy of this album I made when it was played on the radio back in the 80's? The tape is no more, so I didn't think I'd ever hear the album again.

Unfortunately, the link doesn't work (at least not for me - it takes me to depositfiles, but then nothing when I say download). Still, cool to learn a little something about the band.

- Woodman

Camelblue said...

@ Woodman:
Strange, I downloaded the file to test and works fine. Please try again and report here. Thanks

Anonymous said...

I don't know if it's work firewalls, or the fact I don't have java on this computer, but the download worked from home. Thanks again.

- Woodman

Camelblue said...

@ Woodman:
Glad it worked. Your job's computer must have some software enabled to prevent http download. Use a web-proxy next time.

Anonymous said...

A big THANK YOU for the re-post!
As an old Mpls rocker, this is a blast from the past. I saw these guys a few times back in the day and they were a very good live band. Dare Force was another good one from around here, with a big following. Thanks again and keep up the great site!!!
cleverheel in mpls