Monday, July 18, 2016

50SHR #1: Harlequinn Angel (Alabama)


50 STATES OF HARD ROCK #1: ALABAMA



Band: Harlequinn Angel
Release: Rock 'n Roll Heaven EP
Year: 1990
Line-up: Jann Coe (vocals), Denver Dewitt (guitars), Robb Rudd (bass), Billy Welch (keyboards), Brian Dewitt (drums).

Track Listing:
1. Good Time
2.  Searchin'
3.  I Alone
4.  Eye Spy 
5.  Angel Goodbye









Fletchanator's comment: This super-rare five-track EP is from female-fronted melodic hard rock band Harlequinn Angel, who were based in Birmingham, Alabama. It's a surprise they didn't go further because their sound and look was very commercial and the production values on this EP are top-notch - maybe if they'd come along five or six years earlier it would have been a different story.
Harlequinn Angel were a Christian band but their lyrics aren't overly blatant in their pushing of religion. Jann Coe has a great voice that at times is reminiscent of Pat Benatar and the band's playing is tight, with some nice solos from guitarist Denver Dewitt.
This EP will appeal most to fans of female-fronted hard rock along the lines of Saraya, Harlow and Vixen.
 

2 comments:

Geno Cuddy said...

Fletch, just wanted to inform you that the link provided actually goes to the "Trytan" album you posted earlier.

fletchanator said...

Thanks for the heads up Geno, not sure how that happened. I've changed it, it should work now!