Monday, August 11, 2008

Badlands - Badlands [1989]

Country: USA
Year: 1989
Line-up: Ray Gillen (vocals), Jake E Lee (guitar), Greg Chaisson (bass), Eric Singer (drums)

1. High Wire
2. Dreams in the Dark
3. Jade's Song
4. Winter's Call
5. Dancing on the Edge
6. Streets Cry Freedom
7. Hard River
8. Rumblin' Train
9. Devil's Stomp
10. Seasons
11. Ball and Chain

Fletchanator's comment: Badlands were something of a supergroup, featuring future and past members of KISS (Singer), Black Sabbath (Gillen) and Ozzy Osbourne's band (Lee). Don't expect anything sounding like those bands though. On this, their first album, Badlands kick ass with a slice of blues-influenced hard rock, very reminiscent of Led Zeppelin with a hard rock twist. Sadly Gillen died in 1993 - he had a great voice. Jake E Lee is a fantastic guitarist, and Singer's solid on the skins. If you don't already have this one, trust me, you need it!


Delco Blues said...
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HardRockLuiz. said...

Great band. I love ballads.

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JawsOfJosh said...

Thank you for this. So glad an active link is still up!

I wish we heard more from Jake E. Lee after he left Ozzy. He brought a lot of muscle & fire to Ozzy's "glam" years.

The heavy hitter blues sound like this is hard to find. Thankfully, there's Tesla too.

Great blog. I appreciate all the sharing.

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