This is a fantastic rockumentary of DeArrow, a band that should’ve gone further than they did, so it is pleasing that someone out there did the decent thing by this Aussie band.
Written by: gdmonline
LABEL: 20th Century Music
CD REISSUE: Discogs Reissue List
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Australia
LINEUP: Lou Yarevski – vocals * Dragan Stanic – guitars * Noel Hart – keyboards * Paul Gleeson – bass * Mick Djokic – drums * Mick Kat – bass * Steve Kara – drums * Adrian Campbell – vocals * Juno Roxas – vocals
TRACK LISTING: 01 Rock N’ Roll Nights * 02 We’ve Got The Wings * 03 First Break Of The Heart * 04 Feelin’ Fine * 05 I Got You * 06 All Alone * 07 Love After Midnight * 08 Right Now * 09 Can’t Stop * 10 Don’t Steal My Heart Away * 11 Feel My Love * 12 Tell Me Tonight * 13 Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind * 14 Angel
A travesty then, that Melbourne based DeArrow never broke out of their regional base back during their heyday between 1983 and 1988. As a keyboard/guitar based outfit, they sure had the talent to go a long way. It’s a shame they were only remembered for a rare and hard to find four-track offering.
I’m not quite sure when it was officially released, but it became legendary in AOR collectors circles. But now, thirty plus years later, a comprehensive 14 track album which best sums up their short time in the spotlight, was released just prior to Christmas 2018.
The album is a compilation put out by up and coming American reissue label 20th Century Records (not to be confused with a similarly named American record company from the late great 70’s).The mainstays of the band were Goran Stanic, Noel Hart and Paul Gleeson, with various singers and drummers appearing with the line-up over their short tenure.
DeArrow has ties to another Melbourne band called Roxus, who are well known to GDM readers due to the inclusion of guitarist Stanic and singer Juno Roxas; that would eventually carry on the torch after DeArrow’s fire had burned out in 1988.
This is a fantastic rockumentary of DeArrow, a band that should’ve gone further than they did, so it is pleasing that someone out there did the decent thing and got all their recorded material out into the public domain. Strike that one off the wants list.
Rock N Roll Nights