Category: 1987

Savatage - The Hall Of The Mountain King

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All in all, this album was a notable change for Savatage, and though not their best release, it set them…

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Black Sabbath - The Eternal Idol

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Revaluating this Black Sabbath album many years later reveals it be one of considerable heaviness, taking the melodic direction of…

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Rush - Hold Your Fire

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1987’s ‘Hold Your Fire’ for me was a great listen, even if Rush and this album were swamped by the…

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Malice - License To Kill

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One of the most notable of the second division heavy US metal acts of the 80’s were LA’s Malice, who…

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Reo Speedwagon - Life As We Know It

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By 1987 the REO Speedwagon flame was on the verge of being extinguished. The rot had set in and as…

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John Kay And Steppenwolf - Rock N Roll Rebels

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John Kay And Steppenwolf were one of the essential American rock groups of the late 60’s and 70’s, but this…

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Deep Purple - The House Of Blue Light

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This album has little in common with ‘In Rock’ or ‘Machine Head’, as Deep Purple updated their approach to hard…

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Gino Vannelli - Big Dreamers Never Sleep

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There’s a few Gino Vannelli fans here at GDM, his music changed from the mid 70’s but his appeal remained…

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Patty Smyth - Never Enough

Patty Smyth – Never Enough 3 (1)

Patty Smyth is of course the voice behind 80s pop rockers Scandal, 9 tracks only, but there’s nigh on a…

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Sharon O'Neill - Danced In The Fire

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Sharon O’Neill is often mentioned here at GDM, this album recorded after her forced exile from the music industry between…

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Sinner - Dangerous Charm

Sinner – Dangerous Charm 3 (1)

By 1987, German metallers Sinner were already up to album number six, left behind was old school euro metal in…

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Ronnie Spector - Unfinished Business

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This 1987 album was a comeback for former 60’s singer Ronnie Spector, this is mid 80’s studio overkill and is…

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Autograph - Loud And Clear

Autograph – Loud And Clear 4 (1)

With its new lease of life on CD, Autograph’s ‘Loud And Clear’ is a must have for all fans who…

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Melvin James - The Passenger

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‘The Passenger’ was Melvin James’ 1987 debut solo release. This could be new wave/power pop from the 1979/1981 timeframe.

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Billy Branigan - Make A Move

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Billy Branigan was remembered as the little brother of 80’s pop superstar Laura Branigan, he released this one-off solo album…

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Balanx - One

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Balanx are a German outfit from the same school of AOR as Craaft and Channel 5. Very hi-tech 80’s, with…

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Alice Cooper - Raise Your Fist And Yell

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This 1987 effort from Alice Cooper did quite well. It’s theatric metal with a leaning toward the slasher/horror movie genre.

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