Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Roz Parade - Demos 1985-86 (1986)

Country: USA
Year: 1986
Line-up: Mark Slaughter (vocals, guitar), Kevin Layland (guitars), Al Rumley (bass), Kendall Trotter (drums)

Track Listing:
1.  Out for Love  3:33
2.  All Night Long  3:25
3.  In Your Dreams3:40
4.  Low and Lonely  4:05
5.  Instrumental 2:38

Fletchanator's comment: After leaving the band Xcursion (the album of which is on this blog), Mark Slaughter fronted Las Vegas four-piece Roz Parade. They apparently opened for Stryper at the Las Vegas Troubadour, but split after Slaughter was headhunted by Dana Strum to play with Vinnie Vincent Invasion (of course Slaughter and Strum would form the band Slaughter after that and reach the height of their success).
Whereas Xcursion played heavy metal, Roz Parade are melodic hard rock so more to the liking of fans of Slaughter and VVI. The music is pretty good but of course it is Mark Slaughter's amazing voice that makes this one stand out. He hits all sorts of high notes, but at this stage his voice wasn't as strained as it would later become with Slaughter. It's great stuff, it's just a shame there isn't more of it!

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