RE: Diamonds in the Rough
Posted by: Sven ()
Date: September 29, 2000 04:25PM

Okay, let's get a little nationalistic and promote one HELL of a release ; sadly, it later appeared to be a one-off because melodic rock isn't really Big in Belgium:

Lynx-s/t.
This release featured and was produced by Don Cromwell, who would go on and form Ransom (with Tommy Girvin I think). The lead singer was Robert 'Berre' Bergen, a locally well-known bass-player (in the Dutch-speaking rockband 'De Kreuners' ; nothing to with crooning, mind you) with a huge set of pipes.
Stylewise, the Lynx album is comparable with Ransom, so if you like one, get the other.

A gem I found in a bargain bin is
Black Cat Moan-s/t
From scandinavian origin, I think, an album in the vein of Soul Kitchen. A bit southern rockish and VERY good.

EZ Livin'-s/t
Featuring former and current Bonfire-axeman Hans Ziller and later Bonfire skinpounder Bam Bam. Very much in an up-tempo Bonfire style, not overly well produced but catchy as hell.

Red Fun-s/t
Featuring Europe stringdude Kee Marcello ; nothing like Europe though ; huge party rock with slight scandinavian influences... enormous!

Trilogy-Lust Provider
This one features another Europe member - drummer Ian Haughland. It's harder and rawer than Europe though. One or two lesser tracks, but the rest is rocking big time (except for the balladz of course). I think Nikolo Kotzev (Brazen Abbot) produced this.

There you have'em.
Happy Hunting!

Sven
NP: Firehouse - s/t

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Diamonds in the Rough 165 DD Dave 09/29/2000 01:25AM
RE: Diamonds in the Rough 121alex siedlre09/29/2000 02:04AM
RE: Diamonds in the Rough 135Robert09/29/2000 02:48AM
RE: Diamonds in the Rough 91 sfk kurt 09/29/2000 03:33AM
RE: Diamonds in the Rough 107 Daniel 09/29/2000 07:27AM
RE: Diamonds in the Rough 104 Dan 09/29/2000 02:38PM
RE: Diamonds in the Rough127 Sven 09/29/2000 04:25PM
RE: Diamonds in the Rough 77 Rob 09/30/2000 01:16AM
Sand Rubies (np) 116 Big Dog 10/01/2000 02:11AM


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