Saturday, January 10, 2009

Adrenalin Kick - Bad Reputation [1991]

Country: UK
Year: 1991
Line-up: Mick Pritchard (vocals), Dave Cooke (guitar), Adre Kania (guitar), Darren Richardson (bass), Mac (drums)

1. DeHumanize
2. She's Got Me Runnin'
3. Get Up
4. Turn Me On
5. Rough Stuff
6. Beware the Stranger
7. Million Miles
8. All I Want
9. Cold, Tired and Hungry
10. Bad Reputation

Fletchanator's comment: This album is pretty damn hard to find - I've seen it sell on ebay for $50. English rockers Adrenalin Kick put out just this one hard rock album (they sold out and released an industrial metal album in 97), which reminds me in parts of a heavier Warrant (especially the vocalist and the over-used gang vocals). Nothing spectacular and the production is subpar but again it's worth a listen.

Alyze - Playin' with Desire [1992]

Country: USA
Year: 1992
Line-up: John Olivo (vocals), Matt Olivo (guitar), Okie Okoneski (bass), Ed Tabit (drums)

1. Love Crime
2. Please Don't Go
3. Playin' With Desire
4. Dreamin' of You
5. She Makes Me Feel
6. Two Wrongs
7. Rose Colored Glasses
8. Poison Dress
9. Heavy Duty

Fletchanator's comment: Apparently the 1988 independent debut from these Michigan rockers was traditional heavy metal, but by the time they released their record label debut, Playin' with Desire in 1992, their sound was definitely hair metal/hard rock. There's really nothing to make Alyze stand out from the pack, but they're worth a listen.

Sweet F.A. - Stick to your Guns [1990]

Country: USA
Year: 1990
Line-up: Steven David Delong (vocals), Jon Lightning (guitar), James Thunder (guitar), Jim Quick (bass), Tricky Lane (drums)

1. Prince of the City
2. Nothin' for Nothin'
3. Rhythm of Action
4. Do a Little Drivin'
5. Daily Grind
6. Stick to your Guns
7. Whiskey River
8. I Love Women
9. Breakin' the Law
10. Heart of Gold
11. Devil's Road
12. Southern Comfort

Requested by: Sean L

Fletchanator's comment: Silly names aside (guitarists named Thunder and Lightning? Really?), Sweet F.A. put out one helluva debut album in 1990. These boys from Indiana played southern-styled hard rock, sounding similar to Tesla and Bulletboys. The single Rhythm of Action got some radio play. Sweet F.A. put out a follow-up album in 1991, before fading into obscurity. I heard they reunited for a few shows in 2007, but I'm not sure if they're still together.