Tuesday, August 16, 2016

50SHR #25: Frontrunner (Missouri)


50 STATES OF HARD ROCK #25: MISSOURI



Band: Frontrunner
Release: Up-N-Cummin'
Year: 1994
Line-up: Stephen T Allen (vocals), Steve Paul (guitars), Shaun Andree (bass), Patrick Cunningham (drums)

Track Listing:
1.  Climb N' Scream intro 
2.  Roller Coaster 
3.  Face the Music 
4.  Straddle Dance 
5.  Search Your Heart 
6.  Up-N-Cummin' (In Your Face) 
7.  Get Off Your Rocker 
8.  Fraulein 
9.  What R the Chances? 
10.  Money Talks 
11.  Anything Anytime 
12.  The Devil Went Down to Georgia  Cover: Charlie Daniels
13.  Roller Coaster (Reprise) 




Fletchanator's comment: From the Gateway to the West - St Louis, Missouri - come glam metal four-piece Frontrunner. This is their second album (their debut streeted in 1989) and as far as I know their last.
Music-wise this album reminds me alot of Warrant, with the slight funkiness of Extreme thrown into the mix. Vocalist Stephen T Allen reminds me of a young Jon Bon Jovi, although his voice isn't quite as strong. Notable is the funk-ified cover for The Devil Went Down to Georgia (I still prefer Primus' version).
Solid mid-90s hard rock with plenty of glam and funk, definitely worth checking out.

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