Thursday, September 18, 2014

GARY MOON - Still Moon (2002) aka The Pack

GARY MOON - Still Moon (2002) aka The Pack
Re-posted from years ago as requested several times

This bunch of forgotten songs were recorded in the late '80s by a US combo known as THE PACK.
THE PACK consisted of singer and session bass player GARY MOON (later in NIGHT RANGER's "Feeding Off The Mojo" album), extraordinaire songwriter & musician JEFF PARIS, top guitarist BRAD GILLIS (NIGHT RANGER founder), and AUTOGRAPH keyboarder Steven Isham.

These songs are pure second half of the '80s American Melodic Hard Rock with a rocking AOR feeling at places. Gary has a great soulful voice and Gillis plays his heart out on the six-strings flying over the fretboard (trust your ears to discover in which tracks he's playin').
This is one of my favorite CD's in my collection, all songs are awesome, catchy and crammed with sticky choruses.
Production could be better, yes, most of this material are pre-production demos, but the sound is very, very good.

GARY MOON - Still Moon (2002) aka The Pack back cover

Luckily Gary Moon decided to self-release these lost recordings under his moniker not so long ago, but it's very hard (if not impossible) to put your hands on an original CD these days.
I'd dare to say that "Still Moon" is a Must Have in any Melodic Hard Rock / AOR collection.

01 - Still
02 - Heart Of Stone
03 - State Of The Heart
04 - Alayna
05 - Music Box
06 - Call Of The Wild
07 - Queen Of The Damned
08 - Can't Help Falling In Love
09 - Angels Don't Lie
10 - One Love
11 - Love In A Wicked World

Gary Moon - vocals, bass
Brad Gillis - guitars, backing vocals
Gaylin Walker - guitars
Jeff Paris - bass, backing vocals
Pete Comita - bass, guitars
Steve Isham - keyboards
Curley Smith - drums, percussion

GARY MOON Still Moon 2002 The Pack


T.P said...

Indeed, that's a special one! Not only for the fact that the opening track Still belongs to my all time favorites, but also this Supergroup-esque's line-up, which thoroughly includes well-known artists of the back then AOR scene, lets you click your tongue! Hard to believe that these songs never received the treatment they deserved via a big deal release.

The same "no release? Oh, what a shame!" goes, by the way, for the excellent Billy Satellite - Unreleased 2nd Album, but that's another story...

Bye for now,

sander said...

wowsers, never heard of this one. What a voice!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the re-post ...

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this gem! Camelblue, you are one unique contributor to spreading the knowledge of great forgotten AOR and melodic rock music throughout the world. Your efforts, Sir, are well appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Camelblue for this gem. It is just bloody awesome