Sunday, January 7, 2018

Loverboy [Wildside - 1987]


Loverboy [Wildside - 1987]

Origin: Calgary, Alberta (Canada)

Loverboy [Wildside - 1987] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyrics

Take a listen on youtube

Line-up:

Paul Dean - Guitar, backing vocals
Mike Reno - Vocals
Doug Johnson - Keyboards
Scott Smith - Bass
Matthew Frenette - Drums, percussion

Additional musicians:
Darrell Mansfield - Harp
Bruce Fairbairn - Backing vocals
Alison Glass - Backing vocals
Paul Hyde - Backing vocals
Neil Shilkin - Keyboard programming

Tracks:

1. Notorious lyrics
2. Walkin' on Fire lyrics
3. Break it to Me Gently lyrics
4. Love Will Rise Again lyrics
5. Can't Get Much Better lyrics
6. Hometown Hero lyrics
7. Wildside lyrics
8. Don't Let Go lyrics
9. That's Where My Money Goes lyrics
10. Read My Lips lyrics
11. Don't Keep Me in the Dark lyrics

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Ballard


Origin: Gothenburg (Sweden)

BALLARD
Ballard Ulf "Wolf" Widlund - John Ballard - Raven
Ulf "Wolf" Widlund - John Ballard - Raven

Discography:

Ballard [Standing in the shadows - 1989] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyricsStanding in the shadows - 1989 (with lyrics)

Notes:

- Sådärja, nu kör vi! Jag hade ju planer på att köra lite Eurovision-tema förra veckan. Eftersom det ju ändå var ESC överallt, så tänkte jag liksom hänga på. Men, av det blev inte mer än en spansk klassiker från 1986. Så OK, en vecka senare – här är faktiskt något som både är ‘svensk vinyl’ och samtidigt går att koppla till årets upplaga av Eurovision Song Contest…

ohn Ballard är skotten som sedan 80-talet varit en del av den svenska folksjälen. Typ. Det verkar ju faktiskt som att de flesta minns honom från Melodifestivalen 1984 som ‘en av förlorarna bakom Herreys’ och hans bidrag Rendez-vous plockas ofta fram i schlagernostalgiska sammanhang – och det är ju alltid nåt! Den gången kom han trea, men han hade faktiskt placerat sig som femma året innan, då tillsammans med Ann-Louise Hansson med låten Bara en enda gång.Men det är inte därför han är här…

Knappa tio år senare är han sedan en av männen bakom Ace of Base och röner därigenom stora internationella framgångar som låtskrivare och producent. Men, det är inte därför han är här – och inte heller för att han var en av låtskrivarna bakom årets Eurovision-tvåa från Azerbaijan…

Det är nämligen mer intressant vad som hände där efter hans Melodifestivaldeltagande dyker han nämligen upp som Ballard, vilket i praktiken är en trio bestående av John och två hårdstajlade killar vid namn Wolf och Raven – inga dåliga grejer :) Wolf heter egentligen Ulf Widlund och är en rutinerad räv som bl a turnerat med Leather Nun, Ulf Lundell och Mikael Rickfors, men vem Raven är har jag ingen aning om.

Så, varför plockar jag då upp gruppen Ballard? Jo, helt enkelt för att albumet Dancing in the shadows har en given plats i vinylsamlingen, under ”grymt bra och bortglömt”, vilket här exemplifieras av singlarna Undergound och titellåten, vilka du hittar här nedan. -


Ballard [Standing in the shadows - 1989]


Ballard [Standing in the shadows - 1989]

Origin: Gothenburg (Sweden)

Ballard [Standing in the shadows - 1989] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyrics

Take a listen on youtube

Line-up:

John Ballard - Vocals, backing vocals
Ulf "Wolf" Widlund - Keyboards, synthesizers, guitar, bass, drum programming
Raven - Keyboards, synthesizers, drum programming

Additional musicians:
Jan Eliasson - Guitar
Hákan Svensson - Guitar
Nils Wohlrabe - Guitar
Lars Eliasson - Drums, cymbals, drum programming
Máns Abrahamsson - Drum programming
Dorian Shopow - Keyboards
Marie Knutsen - Backing vocals
Micke Öijwall - Backing vocals

Tracks:

1. Standing in the Shadows lyrics
2. Underground lyrics
3. There She Goes lyrics
4. Radio lyrics
5. Talk Talk lyrics
6. Middle of the Night lyrics
7. Tell the World lyrics
8. Family lyrics
9. Serious lyrics
10. Last Time lyrics

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Surgin'


Origin: New Jerey (USA)

SURGIN'
Surgin'
Surgin'
Discography:

Surgin' [When midnight comes - 1985] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyricsWhen midnight comes - 1985

Notes:

- This US melodic hard rock group was founded in 1984 by former Rest members Tommy Swift (drums) and Jack Ponti (guitar, vocals). Enlisting the services of Russel Arcara (vocals), John Capra (keyboards), Gay Shapiro (keyboards) and Michael King (bass, vocals), they debuted in 1985 with When Midnight Comes. This featured the Bon Jovi track, ‘Shot Through The Heart’, which was written by Ponti and Jon Bon Jovi, while they were both part of Rest. Elsewhere the album was comprised of infectious hard rock anthems, underscored by strong melody lines, and was critically acclaimed at the time of release. In spite of tours supporting Aerosmith and Ratt, Surgin’ failed to achieve commercial success. As Ponti concentrated on session work and composing for other artists, Surgin’ became redundant. The album was reissued in 2001 by Zoom Club. -

(https://www.allmusic.com/artist/surgin-mn0000753873)



- Surgin were a band that was formed out of the 1980's hotbed that was the New Jersey melodic rock scene. In retrospect, they were hardly an original outfit, but were melodic to the core. You'd have to be really with two keyboardists! For musical reference points take a couple of swigs of Adrenalin, a dram of Airkraft, and mix it all together with healthy doses of liquid Bon Jovi, and this is what you'll get. The Bon Jovi reference is quite apt, as Surgin band members Jack Ponti and Russell Arcara used to be in a working band with Mr Bongiovi himself, called The Rest. Well as they say, 'the rest' is history. As an international release, this album appeared on the UK label Music For Nations. Not a bad choice, as their roster at the time was awesome. -

(https://glorydazemusic.com/articles.php?article_id=973)

Surgin' [When midnight comes - 1985]


Surgin' [When midnight comes - 1985]

Origin: New Jerey (USA)

Surgin' [When midnight comes - 1985] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyrics

Take a listen on youtube

Line-up:

Russell Arcara - Vocals
Jack Ponti - Guitar, backing vocals
Michael King - Bass, backing vocals
Tommy Swift - Drums
John Capra - Keyboards, backing vocals
Gary Shapiro - Keyboards

Additional musicians:
Frank Simms - Backing vocals
Jon Bongiovi - Backing vocals
Lee Deedmeyer - Backing vocals
Mike Seeley - Backing vocals
Nicki Ponti - Backing vocals
Steve Simms - Backing vocals
Vic Pepe - Backing vocals


Tracks:

1. When Midnight Comes
2. Shot Through the Heart
3. Not Done Lovin' You
4. In the Heat of It All
5. Wait Until Morning
6. Hands of Time
7. Turn the Radio On
8. Heartbeat Away
9. Hot Nights
10. Desiree

Monday, December 18, 2017

Stan Bush [st - 1983]


Stan Bush [st - 1983]

Origin: Orlando, Florida (USA)

Stan Bush [st - 1983] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyrics

Take a listen on youtube

Line-up:

Stan Bush - Vocals, guitar, backing vocals
Dennis Belfield - Bass
Leland Sklar - Bass
David White - Bass
Mike Baird - Drums
Gary Mallaber - Drums
Mike Balm - Drums
Steve Forman - Tambourine, percussion
Kevin Beamish - Tambourine
Alan Pasqua - Organ, piano, keyboards, synthesizers
Paul Herzog - Synthesizers
Michael Wilk - Synthesizers, piano
Rocky Mantia - Synthesizers, piano
Jon Smith - Saxophone


Tracks:

1. It's Hot lyrics
2. Fire in My Heart lyrics
3. Can't Live Without Love lyrics
4. Don't Accuse Her lyrics
5. Love Has Taken Me Away lyrics
6. All American Boy lyrics
7. Say the Word lyrics
8. Time Isn't Changing You lyrics
9. Round and Round lyrics
10. Keep Your Love Alive lyrics

 
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