Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Henry Band Paul|
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Henry Paul was one of the founding members of The Outlaws. When they broke up he formed the Henry Paul Band. They issued four albums on Atlantic Records in the late 70's & early 80's. Henry Paul was originally issued in... more »
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Henry Paul was one of the founding members of The Outlaws. When they broke up he formed the Henry Paul Band. They issued four albums on Atlantic Records in the late 70's & early 80's. Henry Paul was originally issued in 1982. Wounded Bird. 2003.
Not Like His First 3,But Still Really Good!
T. G Krysinski | Medina, New York United States | 01/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As most folks know, Henry Paul was a big part of The Outlaws first few releases. This being the fourth,and last, album his band released, it has a decidedly more 'pop/rock '80's ' approach than the others. 'Grey Ghost'is the most 'Outlaws friendly'. 'Feel The Heat' was great 'Southern Rock'. the 3rd one-'Anytime', was a cross between the first two. This release is really closer to Bon Jovi and other 80's pop/rock fare. But it still has some pretty good songs. If your tastes rang outside of just the 'Southern Rock' genre, then you would probably enjoy this. Probably should start with the others, but all Henry Paul's albums were full of cool music!"
Confused reviews of a niche album
Bill K | upstate New York | 11/16/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Not sure what folks are talking about calling this one countryish. Like the two Rossington Band efforts this album has a real 1980's sound to it - it compares with the 1987 Rick Medlocke & Blackfoot effort, somewhat with the elusive 1986 Outlaws effort, and with the Van-Zant effort on Geffen. If you can deal with or overlook the 80's sound, there's some excellent guitar work here including the solo appearance of Hughie Thomasson. Heat Of The Night's lyrical double entendre may or may not be intended.My intro to the Henry Paul Band was a copy of Grey Ghost and a copy of this dug out of a used record seller's mixed up mess, and I went on to buy the others in multiple and make my own CD's as I expected at the time you might never see these given Henry Paul in a whole other band and musical style and Atlantic not even standing behind Lynyrd Skynyrd after a couple of CD's.At the time of this album, Southern Rock was going away as a popular musical style in favor of the hair metal and pop and synth sounds of the 1980's. This is just one of many albums where the players try to adapt some of that sound, likely based on pressure from the label, to try to get more airplay and sales by appealing to the masses. Fortunately it still stands up and isn't as sold out as some others. Try Doc Holliday's 3rd - only a couple of playable songs on that one, I wouldnt know it was the same band if it didn't say so on the label."
Peter Wojciechowski | Eastern PA, United States | 03/19/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This CD keeps popping up on my sign in page @ Amazon. I strongly disagree with the first two statements, they're absolutely false. Henry was Not a founding member of the Outlaws, maybe he was in the first iteration that recorded, but he wasn't there in '68 when Hughie Thomasson and others formed the band. Secondly, the Outlaws didn't "break up" when he left. They went on to bigger arena's. Far from breaking up, they went on to reach greater success.
Henry himself is a niche player. Now that HT has passed, RIP, he has come back for the 4th time to try to take control of the Outlaws. I didn't like any HPB CD but the first, "Grey Ghost", when he thought he might replace Ronnie Van Zandt. All downhill from there, IMHO. If you enjoy the HPB, you may need this, but only if you truly LOVE the HPB. Otherwise, "Grey Ghost" is the only one worth buying. Be sure to look for the new Outlaws release at the end of the summer, "Once an Outlaw". HT's swan song. It's a great work.