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Storm
Storm
Storm
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
 
The late seventies were a veritable playground for female fronted hard rock (Heart, Pat Benatar, 1994 and the Runaways being just a few examples) and critics faves Storm were, no exception. Originating from Orange County, ...  more »

     
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All Artists: Storm
Title: Storm
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rock Candy
Release Date: 9/11/2006
Album Type: Extra tracks, Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Style: Glam
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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The late seventies were a veritable playground for female fronted hard rock (Heart, Pat Benatar, 1994 and the Runaways being just a few examples) and critics faves Storm were, no exception. Originating from Orange County, on the outskirts of Los Angeles, acclaimed singer Jeanette Chase led a band rich in both melody and muscle honing and refining their biggest, mainly British, influences including Queen, Led Zeppelin and the Sweet. Earnestly working the live circuit, the bands dedication and originality paid off when, in 1977, they signed a record deal with ABC-Dunhill only to find their new label collapsing around their ears. Absorbed by the giant MCA Corporation, they eventually unleashed their debut album to enormous critical acclaim in 1979 but, sadly, for reasons not of their own making, the album sank without a trace leaving the band to retrench and rethink before relaunching in the eighties on Capitol Records. Feted, at the time, by those who heard its content, Storm's debut is now regarded as a hard rock classic laced with both class and precision. Issued on CD for the first time. Fully remastered, repackaged and includes 2 bonus tracks 'If It's True' & 'Cold Cold Heart'. Rock Candy. 2006.

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CD Reviews

The Cause of the Confusion...
M. McDonald | 07/01/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Long before the Journey spin-off of "The Storm", way back in the late 70's, there was a band called "Storm" led by vocalist Jeanette Chase and guitarist extraordinaire Lear Stevens. They released two albums('79 and '83)...both called "Storm" (though the second is now marketed as "Storm II" despite the cover only showing "Storm").

In '91 three ex-Journey members joined with ex-707 and Steel Breeze vocalist Kevin Chalfant and hotshot guitarist Josh Ramos to form "The Storm". It's much more likely this is what you were looking for when you found this page. They had better distribution and a bigger push from the record company.

Amazon's page for the later band's debut is mixed up. The Editorial Review for the '91 album describes the '79 album. Even allmusic.com currently confuses them by showing a cover for the '79 album when you read the review of the '91 album.

Additionally, as Amazon sells both bands' albums, a review posted for the debut of either "Storm" ('79) or "The Storm" ('91) apparently appears on both pages...thus creating even more confusion.

If you like Journey-type music, you're likely to enjoy the '91 album (if you can locate a copy). You'll find solid performances, songwriting, and production. I'd missed Gregg Rolie's voice on the later Journey albums and enjoyed Mr. Chalfant's voice since I first heard him on 707's "Megaforce" album.

The '79 album (if you can justify the price) is more difficult to categorize. Imagine a female singer with guts, lots of overdubbed guitars and vocals, catchy songwriting, creative production, a powerful rhythm section, and four tons of talent and fun in a Rock/Pop (leaning more to rock than pop) setting there's a good chance you'll like the '79 and/or '83 albums.

Personally, I enjoy both bands and all four albums they released though I find myself listening more to the earlier band."
Hard rock classic from 1979, did the other reviewer even lis
Thomas Muckinhaupt | Erie, PA United States | 10/24/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Storm was a great hard rocking band who released this gem in 1979. For anyone who likes the idea of Queen with a dynamic female singer mixed with a little bit of Sweet from their glory days, this is an essential purchase. I never heard the other band, The Storm, that was mentioned in the other review, but I wonder if the reviewer even bothered to listen to this cd. Guitarist Lear Stevens could have filled in for Brian May and Jeanette Chase's vocals are both powerful and melodic. I treasure my original album, and this cd has great bonus tracks that made it an essential purchase. The second album by Storm- also titled Storm was released on Capitol Records in 1983 with virtually no promotion, also very good, but not quite as strong as this release."