Friday, January 22, 2016

Slam St Joan - Saved by Grace (1994)

Country: USA
Year: 1994
Line-up: Rob Creek (vocals), George Karl (guitars), Ray Rodriguez (guitars), Rich Dane (bass), Rich Rodriguez (drums)

Track listing:

1.  Saved by Grace  
2.  Blinded by Fire  
3.  Shine On  
4.  Emotional Suicide  
5.  Just Like the Blues  
6.  Slam St. Joan  
7.  Roll the Boys Over  
8.  Eyes  
9.  Your Light  
10.  Take Your Money  
11.  Best of Me  

Fletchanator's comment: This Chicago-based five-piece was originally known as Valentino, having released an EP in 1989 under that name. They later became the colourfully-named Slam St Joan and released their only full-length album in 1994 before fading into obscurity. Singer Creek and guitarist Karl still play together to this day, in Chicago covers band Gooroos.
In terms of sound, Slam St Joan have definite similarities to LA Guns, playing the same style of sleazy, blues-edged Sunset Strip rock, while Creek sounds eerily like Phil Lewis in places. Overall this is a solid album and will appeal to fans of bands like LA Guns, Kix, Cinderella and Bulletboys.


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