Sunday, August 7, 2016

50SHR #17: Buster Brown (Kentucky)



Band: Buster Brown
Release: Loud & Clear
Year: 1984
Line-up: Johnny Edwards (vocals), Allan Phelps (guitar), Kevin Downs (bass), Bob Koestel (drums)

Track Listing:
  1. Loud And Clear
  2. Under Control
  3. Little Bit Of Love
  4. Killing Time
  5. Get It Up
  6. Bad Dreams
  7. Comin' On Strong
  8. I Don't Want
  9. Ground Zero
  10. Days Across The Nile

Fletchanator's comment: Louisville Kentucky's Buster Brown are one of those bands who are probably best known for the careers their members had afterwards. While he's not on this album, current Scorpions drummer James Kottak played on the second Buster Brown album. Singer Johnny Edwards had a brief stint in Foreigner and he and Kottak both played in Montrose and Wild Horses after this band folded.
Buster Brown's sound can best be described as glam metal - at the heavy end of the hard rock spectrum and the light end of the melodic heavy metal range. They remind me a lot of another great band, Dirty Looks, perhaps with some Kick Axe and Heavy Pettin' mixed in. Edwards has a great voice and Phelps throws in some great guitar licks. Highly recommended!

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