Monday, February 29, 2016

Jag Wire - Made in Heaven (1985)

Country: USA
Year: 1985
Line-up: Art Deresh (vocals), Howard Drossin (guitars), Joey Cristofanilli (bass), Carl Elizondo (drums), Vince Gilbert (keyboards)

Track Listing:
1.  All My Love  
2.  On The Run  
3.  Heat Of The Night  
4.  Takin' The City  
5.  Made In Heaven  
6.  Love Can't Wait  
7.  Nothing At All  
8.  Traitor  

Fletchanator's comment: This rarity (when the CD pops up on eBay it commands stupid money) is the only album from Sunset Strip rockers Jag Wire, a band formed out of the ashes of the band Sin. At times this shows glimpses of the melodic heavy metal being played at the time by other LA bands like Motley Crue and WASP, but for the most part it is radio-friendly AOR.
Singer Art Deresh has a voice that is rough around the edges, reminding me of Krokus front man Marc Storace and Minoru Niihara from Loudness. Keyboardist Vince Gilbert features prominently (even breaking out a couple of keyboard solos) - he would later play on a couple of albums with Nadir D'Priest in 1990, one with London and the other with the band D'Priest.
This rip is taken from vinyl (not by me) so doesn't have the crispest sound, but if you're a fan of early 80s hard rock and AOR you should enjoy this.


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