Who Adam and Robbie Valentine are
Posted by: koogles ()
Date: June 08, 2001 11:22PM

Hi Doc K. Nothing wrong with being old school. :)

Adam fronted a commercially failed four piece band called Mozart. Perhaps that monicker had something to do with their lack of success. (VERY difficult to sift through all the classical titles to find these guys!) Anyway, Mozart released 1 CD single (the excellent "Japan is Calling") and 3 studio albums ("Mozart", "Eve" and "Paris is Dying") between 1993 and 1996. The last two were only released in Japan, but all three are well worth seeking out. Never boring, Adam's vocal stylings were every bit as playful and operatic as Freddie's at times and even the subject of Mozart's songs echoed the far-flung Bohemian Rhapsody/Seven Seas of Rhye panache. Sadly, Mozart morphed into modern rock group The Flys by the end of the '90s. Abandoning their wildly adventurous Mozart sound, The Flys played it safe for 3 albums ("25 cents", "Holiday Man" and "Outta My Way"). The success of one single "Got You Where I Want You" from "Holiday Man" encouraged Adam and the boys to continue on in this underachieving style and, what's worse, keep all things Mozart a suppressed memory.

Robbie Valentine came to me through a wonderful e-mail from Stephen B. Allen, whose opinion matters even when it doesn't. Robbie is one talented guy and, once you get past his predilection for Revlon and CoverGirl products, you're going to be hooked!! He has a tremendous voice, mastery of the piano, proficiency on almost every other instrument and songwriting chops to die for. He can go from a powerhouse AOR number to a tender ballad to an all-out pomp rock epic that makes Meatloaf sound like Tom Waits. He's released 6 albums since he burst onto the scene in 1992: "Robby Valentine"(1992), "The Magic Infinity"
(1993), "Valentine" (1995), "4 United" (1996), "No Sugar Added" (1998) and last year's brilliant "Believing is Seeing" (2000). All are on Polydor and all are worth getting. I would definitely start with last year's opus "Believing is Seeing" but, like I said, you really can't go wrong with any of these. Features some of the most massive production I have ever had the privilege of hearing.

If you love Queen, Doc K, you will have a field day with Mozart of Robbie V!



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