Category: 1982

Spys - Spys

SPYS – SPYS 5 (2)

When you talk about the quintessential AOR album, the Long Island outfit SPYS, has AOR stamped all over it.

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Novo Combo - The Animation Generation

Novo Combo – The Animation Generation 4 (2)

New York based band Novo Combo released two credible AOR albums, this one being their second and best. A good…

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Balance - In For The Count

Balance – In For The Count 5 (3)

‘In For The Count’ is a great album on so many levels, because Balance were not afraid to experiment with…

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Nowherefast - Nowherefast

Nowherefast – Nowherefast 0 (0)

The Nowherefast sound is a mix of several styles: power pop, radio rock and obviously AOR, but mainly it has…

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Mayday - Revenge

Mayday – Revenge 4 (1)

Both official Mayday albums should be part of your AOR Konnesieur’s kollektion.

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Manowar - Battle Hymns

Manowar – Battle Hymns 4 (1)

Manowar set their agenda right from their opening track ‘Death Tone’, motorbikes, outright rebelliousness and paying homage to the power…

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Head East -Onward And Upward

Head East – Onward And Upward 0 (0)

Going back to the drawing board, the Head East line-up remained intact between 1980 and 1982, and signed a deal…

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The Rods - Wild Dogs

The Rods – Wild Dogs 3 (1)

With the blistering opening pair ‘Too Hot To Stop’ and ‘Waiting For Tomorrow’, you can’t help feel that The Rods…

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Led Zeppelin - Coda

Led Zeppelin – Coda 2 (1)

Here’s another exercise in backfilling, which is what Led Zeppelin did to fulfill a 5 album contract with Atlantic, two…

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Shooting Star - Iii Wishes

Shooting Star – III Wishes 2 (1)

Being a huge fan of Shooting Star, I was so disappointed with this, ranks as one of the premier letdowns…

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Alice Cooper - Zipper Catches Skin

Alice Cooper – Zipper Catches Skin 0 (0)

Of all the obscure albums in his catalogue, ‘Zipper Catches Skin’ might be Alice Cooper’s most forgotten effort of all.

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