Monday, July 25, 2016

50SHR #7: Grady Cain (Connecticut)



Band: Grady Cain
Release: Faces of Cain
Year: 1995
Line-up: Bootsy Ryan (vocals), John MacBeth (guitars), Chuck Palmer (bass), Mark Ahles (drums).

Track Listing:
1.  Goodbye to the Stranger  
2.  Rain  
3.  Sacrifice  
4.  The Manic  
5.  Get Out  
6.  Ride The Wave  
7.  Why?  
8.  Everyday  
9.  Gypsy Woman  
10.  Bones in the Kitchen  

Fletchanator's comment: From my former home state (I lived in CT between 2000 and 2002, before returning to my native New Zealand) comes bluesy hard rock four-piece Grady Cain.
This is another obscure release, the only one by this band, which is hardly surprising - a hair metal debut in 1995 when this type of music was virtually dead was a recipe for disaster. I don't know where exactly in CT Grady Cain were from, but the album was released through Backstreet Records in Terryville, just outside of the state capitol Hartford, so I would guess somewhere in that area.
Grady Cain's sound is very bluesy and Led Zeppelin-influenced, while singer Bootsy Ryan sounds like a cross between Axl Rose and Kingdom Come's Lenny Wolf. It's a great mixture, because the end result is kickass and the production values are top notch for a regional release.

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