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Heading for a Storm
Vandenberg
Heading for a Storm
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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'Heading For A Storm', their second release from 1983 reached # 169 on the Billboard charts. The high point of all three albums is the intense lead guitar work of Adrian. Wounded Bird Records.

      
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All Artists: Vandenberg
Title: Heading for a Storm
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wounded Bird Records
Release Date: 2/19/2002
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 664140912120

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'Heading For A Storm', their second release from 1983 reached # 169 on the Billboard charts. The high point of all three albums is the intense lead guitar work of Adrian. Wounded Bird Records.

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Pre-Whitesnake: Quality musicianship overlooked in the State
Fabricio Montano | Phoenix, AZ USA | 01/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is not as good as their first record but it is a must have because of Adrian's history and their professionalism. He graduated with a degree in art history which inlfuenced him to pursue classical training. These are very talented musicians who each carry their weight in the band. The vocalist is real sharp, reminiscent of Lou Gramm. He re-recorded "Burning Heart" with Vandenberg in 2004 and he sounds almost exactly as he did 22 years before. How many vocalists can boast that? The quality of their music surpassed the mainstream hard rock of the day. It is truly a shame that Adrian Vandenberg did not perform on either their 1987 LP or on 1989's Slip Of the Tongue including the bonus tracks that were released on subsequent records. His very first studio recording with Whitesnake was 1994's Restless Heart. And by that time, the members who were in the band in the 1980's, which is the decade Whitesnake is most known for, were all gone. I had the pleasure of seeing him live twice which convinced me he is worthy of being on stage with Whitensnake. He can play with the best of them. He is one of the most talented guitarists in the world. His approach to the guitar is different than some of the other "famous" and revered guitarists. The guitar(s) you hear on the 1987 LP, as it is most famously known as, were co-written and performed by John Sykes. You may remenber his long, wavy beautiful blonde locks as he fronted and played guitar for the band, Blue Murder. And BTW, Manic Eden is probably a band you may not easily recognize by name but you will recognize the members: Tommy Aldridge(drums, Whitesnake), Rudy Sarzo(bass, Whitesnake), Adrian Vandenberg(guitar, Whitesnake), and Ron Young(vocals, Little Caesar). Their debut CD was released in 1994."
The usual path by unusual players
Paul Lawrence | Australia | 03/13/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"As has been said elsewhere, Vandenberg perhaps had too much talent for their own good. They could play anything and everything they wanted so why not add a little of their own signature to the genre of 80's hard rock? The bad bits first eh?

This is very much an 80's hair metal album. The tunes are fairly lightweight and the lyrics are fairly silly.

The good bits are that this album hangs together well as a testament to the skills of Adrian Vandenberg - who I believe designed all the darn cool cover art for the bands albums.

Tracks like Friday Night and Welcome to the Club breeze along wonderfully, even if their collective IQ is up there with CC Devilles pet budgie. Hard to knock a track like Heading for a Storm though. This has some threat and dynamics to it. The whole this is produced well too.

Whitesnake fans may also like this as a curio, and certainly, despite it's age (original release 1983) the production and musicianship has aged very very well. The genre is taken a few hits in the meantime though"