Month: October 2023

Strangeways - Walk In The Fire

Strangeways – Walk In The Fire 5 (1)

I can’t say it any clearer than this: Strangeways’ ‘Walk In The Fire’ is immense AOR of the finest sort.

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Neal Schon - Late Nite

Neal Schon – Late Nite 0 (0)

Neal Schon released this rather cool CD ‘Late Nite’ during 1989, a CD which has a treasured spot in my…

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Dragon - Bondi Road

Dragon – Bondi Road 3 (1)

‘Bondi Road’ was another substantial success for Dragon in the Antipodes, and you can tell from the title and much…

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FM - Tough It Out

FM (UK) – Tough It Out 4.5 (2)

For FM’s sophomore effort, the instant appeal of ‘Indiscreet’ would be replaced for a harder edged version of AOR on…

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White Heart - Freedom

White Heart – Freedom 0 (0)

I’m sure White Heart rank among the best CCM rock bands of all time. But I seriously question that the…

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Mother's Finest - Looks Could Kill

Mother’s Finest – Looks Could Kill 1 (1)

Sure, Mother’s Finest have deviated on occasion, but not so that their legacy has been compromised. One of those deviations…

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Michael Morales - st

Michael Morales – Michael Morales 4 (1)

1989 was a huge year for AOR, and many of the great recordings of that year are mentioned here. One…

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Motley Crüe - Dr Feelgood

Motley Crüe – Dr. Feelgood 0 (0)

Let’s face it, Motley Crüe’s 1987’s Girls Girls Girls’ was a musical disaster, but ‘Dr. Feelgood’ was much better, produced…

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Strangeways - Native Sons

Strangeways – Native Sons 5 (1)

This Strangeways album is so good, it is perhaps one of the best ever AOR releases to spring forth from…

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Def Leppard - Hysteria

Def Leppard – Hysteria 5 (1)

If you were anywhere near a radio from 1987 – 1989, you no doubt heard of Def Leppard and most…

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Jeff Paris - Wired Up

Jeff Paris – Wired Up 5 (1)

Or ‘Wyatt Earp’ as they used to say, Another AOR demi-god well worthy of a GDM hall of famer is…

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Triumph - Surveillance

Triumph – Surveillance 0 (0)

By this stage of Triumph’s career, the band had arrived at the crossroads of dysfunctionality. Though ‘Surveillance’ is my favourite…

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Loverboy - Wildside

Loverboy – Wildside 0 (0)

Looking at it years after the fact, this Loverboy album seems to be designed more for the AOR fan than…

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Tim Feehan - Tim Feehan

Tim Feehan – Tim Feehan 0 (0)

Originating from the backwops of Alberta Canada, comes the AOR and West Coast demi-god Tim Feehan.

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Paul Janz - Electricity

Paul Janz – Electricity 0 (0)

The mid 80’s and early 90’s was a fertile period for Canadian Paul Janz, who released several albums between 1985…

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Bryan Adams - Into The Fire

Bryan Adams – Into The Fire 0 (0)

A couple of years on, and ‘Into The Fire’ could arguably be Bryan Adams’ most overlooked album of his vast…

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Ian Thomas - Levity

Ian Thomas – Levity 0 (0)

Canadian Ian Thomas is well covered on this site, his career going way back into time. With this album ‘Levity’,…

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38 Special - Rock N Roll Strategy

38 Special – Rock & Roll Strategy 0 (0)

Southern AOR kings 38 Special had helped define the genre for nearly a decade, and they had a string of…

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Europe - Out Of This World

Europe – Out Of This World 0 (0)

Undoubtedly, this album is Europe’s most AOR oriented effort. Whereas earlier albums focused on guitar based metal, the big production…

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Winger - st

Winger – Winger 0 (0)

The late 80’s hard rock scene was populated with as many mediocre acts as talented ones, Winger by a wide…

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