Sunday, December 6, 2015

Backseat Romeo - Backseat Romeo (1993)

Country: USA
Year: 1993
Line-up: DR Rydher (vocals), CJ Tyler (guitars), Johnny Heart (bass), Bobby Quik (drums).

Track listing:

1.  Shoot 'Em Up  
2.  Gunshy  
3.  Keeps You Rockin'  
4.  Up All Night  
5.  Dreamchaser  
6.  Waiting On An Angel  
7.  Running Wild  
8.  Got It Good  
9.  Sight For Sore Eyes  
10.  Bad Boyz  
11.  Big Trouble  
12.  You Want What I Got  
13.  Dead End Street  

Fletchanator's comment: This Syracuse, New York-based quartet came along just before the grunge apocalypse and put out a pretty rockin' little album (which is pretty tough to find on CD). The production (on indy label Ice Productions) is a little rough around the edges, but the musicianship is tight and frontman DR Rydher (who still sings 80s metal in Syracuse for covers band 3 Inch Fury) has the necessary swagger and vocal stylings. Sound-wise, they remind me of early Bon Jovi, perhaps with a hint of the poppiness of the hair-metal mainstays of the time (Firehouse, Trixter, Warrant etc). Backseat Romeo don't offer anything too flashy, but guitarist CJ Tyler throws in some George Lynch-esque shredding in a few places. Overall a fun album to rock along to.


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