Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
AOR classic from 1987.
I remember now
Jazzcat | Genoa, Italy Italy | 10/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm extremely honored to be the first person to write something about this album. I have just received this cd from an Amazon seller and just immediatly after the first notes I have remembered why I have searched this album for 15 years to say the least. I had this album in vynil back in the eighties when I was a Kid madly in love with hair metal, AOR and that sort of stuff, which, by the way, is THIS sort of stuff. Some time after I sold all my vynils to make the step to the digital music reproduction (AKA cd) I started to search for this cd. I remembered I had it in vynil and something in my mind told me it was a fantastic album and that I had to search for it ... so I did for fifteen years, but I never have been able to find it. For a lot of time it has been out of print for sure ... and even later no shop, no music festival, I never did find a copy of this album even in recent years. So when I saw cdquest had one copy available I IMMEDIATLY ordered it. Well guys, I put the cd in the reader with my heart pounding like a drum, hoping and asking myself "Will it be so special as my memory seems to remember ... or is it wrong ..?" Well guys, my memory was right. This album is a gem in the genre and it's not dated at all (if you love AOR of course, ... it's not an album for fans of incapables such as Nirvana etc etc)!! Every song is a potential single in the AOR kind of music, there are great melodic hooks in each song, the musicianship (Michael Thompson played the lead guitar) and the songwriting (Jeff himself) is stellar. Jeff sings with attitude and with a voice extremely appropriate, ... but really, the best part here is the songwriting ... each song is a potential single in the AOR category. Pleae, consider that it's an album from the eighties so the sounds are of the period, the flavour is the flavour of the period. Don't pretend it to be something different from what it wants to be. Just to give you some insights, you can compare this album to some Bon Jovi songs or Richard Marx, Tim Feehan ones. The songs are love songs or party songs like the opener saturday night which don't have any kind of serious attitude. Just good music for fun. I immediatly fell in love with "Wired Up" again because I'm deeply in love with eighties hair metal! Wired up, what an album!! I'm so happy I have been so lucky to know this album in my kid's days! Listen to it right now, is even sweeter than how it would be! How many memories ... and ... Great Music Jeff!"