Tag: Year-1989

Reviews tagged to the year 1989.

Airkraft - Airkraft

Airkraft – Airkraft 4 (2)

Here’s the third release from the five-piece melodic rock group Airkraft originally based in Wausau and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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Lion - Trouble In Angel City

Lion – Trouble In Angel City 3 (1)

There’s not really much to say about Lion beyond their 1987 album ‘Dangerous Attraction’. It’s like the band went into…

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World Trade - World Trade

World Trade – World Trade 0 (0)

World Trade have a band lineup to dribble over. Formed from the ashes of the mid 80’s prog band Lodgic,…

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Danger Danger - st

Danger Danger – Danger Danger 5 (3)

Musically Danger Danger were heads above the standard bland band of the day, their clever mixture of party rock and…

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Tesla - The Great Radio Controversy

Tesla – The Great Radio Controversy 0 (0)

This was the album to put Tesla into the major leagues. The album did very well on the charts, but…

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Silent Rage - Don't Touch Me There

Silent Rage – Don’t Touch Me There 4.5 (2)

Silent Rage’s forte is in that hard rockin’ early 80’s melodic metal a la Y&T and Lion, with guitarists Mark…

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Strangeways - Walk In The Fire

Strangeways – Walk In The Fire 5 (2)

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 4 (1)

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 4.7 (3)

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 4.5 (2)

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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Burns Sisters - Endangered Species

The Burns Sisters – Endangered Species 4 (1)

, I don’t think melodic rock is where The Burns Sisters are truly comfortable at, but they did an almighty…

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Whitesnake - Slip Of The Tongue

Whitesnake – Slip Of The Tongue (Review #2) 3 (2)

1989 was for me a truly great year for hard Rock music. I can repeat that fact until I am…

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Whitesnake - Slip Of The Tongue

Whitesnake – Slip Of The Tongue (Review #1) 0 (0)

A general consensus among many is that this Whitesnake album abandoned what Coverdale had started with the band in an…

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Treat - Organized Crime

Treat – Organized Crime 4.5 (2)

Treat were now signed to Vertigo, ‘Organized Crime’ was a decent album, but the band were still operating in the…

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Billy Squier - Hear And Now

Billy Squier – Hear And Now 3 (1)

By 1989, Billy Squier was still out there delivering hard rock to the masses, even if the most successful years…

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Lou Gramm - Long Hard Look

Lou Gramm – Long Hard Look 5 (1)

All in all, going back to listen to this Lou Gramm album proved a worthwhile exercise. Even though melodic rock…

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