White Lion

Tue
12
Sep

MIKE TRAMP Delivers 30 Years Of Goodies In New Box Set

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Friday, December 1, 2017
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"This & That (But A Whole Lot More)" is the brand new box set from Mike Tramp, that is being released on the 1st of December in a limited edition of 1000 copies worldwide. The box set contains 5 CDs and 1 DVD with previously unreleased material from Tramps long career, but with brand new stuff as well.

Mike Tramp himself says this about the box set:
"In the 21st century where the music business have become something like an old fashion garage sale and your loyal fans have become someone you address by first name and have a coffee with. It is with great pleasure that I give back to those who have stood by my side for so long and shared this journey with me, and now give them the key to my own personal vault of songs and projects I have done over the past 30 years. This Box set is from Mike Tramp to his fans".

The box set will be sold exclusively at: www.shop.targetgroup.dk
On November 24TH and 25th, Mike Tramp and Band Of Brothers will be playing two memorable release shows at Halmtorvet 9 in Copenhagen. The box set will be available at this show, and you will be able pre-order it when buying a ticket for the show at this link to make sure you will get your hands on a copy: Here are ticket links.

 
Brand new single "Work It All Out"  from Mike Tramp, released exclusively on the upcoming CD-box set "This & That (But A Whole Lot More)" - out 1st of December.

And watch the music video for "Work It All Out" here: 
 

 
 
Sat
14
Jan

MIKE TRAMP 'Coming Home' Video Debut

 
"Coming Home" is the brand new single released today taken from the album "Maybe Tomorrow" released on the 24th of February 2017 on Mighty MusicTarget Group worldwide (ex. Japan by Bickee Music).
 
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Mon
12
Dec

MIKE TRAMP Brings 'Maybe Tomorrow' To Fans in February

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Friday, February 24, 2017
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Two years after part three in the trilogy that marked the albums “Cobblestone Street”, “Museum” and “Nomad”, MIKE TRAMP is back with a brand new album entitled “Maybe Tomorrow”. The album is without doubt one of the Danish singer/songwriter’s finest albums so far, and the nature of the music is deeply personal and rooted in himself.
 
Mike Tramp explains:
“When people ask me, why I have made a new album and what it’s about, I find myself dumbfounded or even lost for words. Cause to me, what I do is who I am. It might have taken me quite a while to reach this place where I feel so at home, and also where I belong. A place where my music is simply an extension of who I am. It might not sound that interesting or mysterious! But in what other way can I express that my songwriting and music is the truthful life of Mike Tramp”.
 
“I don’t want to be anything else or try anything new. I am a torchbearer of my heroes and an offspring of my inspirations. I have not only moved away from the past, but I have grown and I have made my stand. When I listen to “Maybe Tomorrow”, I don’t just see myself, I now also see my faithful audience that have grown with me, and that is the best feeling of them all.”
 
Mike Tramp have recently finished another one of his massive US tours, and will be touring Europe extensively in support of “Maybe Tomorrow” – without doubt still one of the most hard-working men in the rock’n’roll industry!
 
“Maybe Tomorrow” was recorded at Medley studio, Copenhagen. Once again with his trusted partner Soren Andersen behind the knobs and on Guitar.
 
This is now the 6th studio album in a row together with Soren Andersen.
Also similar to the “Nomad” album, the same band was used: Morten Hellborn, Drums. Jesper Haugaard, Bass. Morten Buchholtz, Hammond organ & Piano. No other people were part in creating and recording this album.
 
‘Maybe Tomorrow’ will be released worldwide on limited edition blue colour LP (500 copies), black LP, CD and digital on February 24th 2017
 
 
Wed
26
Aug

Rock Candy Records Latest - WHITE LION & JEFF PARIS

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The following three new Rock Candy titles are available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com for a discounted price including postage to anywhere in the world for the next two weeks ending on September 3rd. 

JEFF PARIS 'WIRED UP' CANDY273

BACK IN THE
mid 80's the world seemed fixated on melodic AOR, singer songwriters. Jon Bon Jovi, Richard Marx and Bryan Adams were of course leading the field, but just below the surface there were numerous contenders ready to ascend the throne. Jeff Paris was, naturally, a prime contender, with songs and a sound that suggested success would be a sure fired certainty. That he sank without trace remains one of life's great mysteries.

Signed to Mercury records by the very same person who inked Bon Jovi, Cinderella and Kingdom Come, the signs looked very good indeed. So good in fact that, despite a lack-lustre reception to Jeff's debut album 'Race To Paradise' the label dug down deep to back a follow up, the sensational 'Wired Up', a record brimming over with confidence and optimism. Produced by Tony Platt (AC/DC, Krokus and Foreigner) and mixed by Bob Rock (M'tley Cr'e, Bon Jovi, the CULT) the record was infused with some of the best melodic hard rock of the era.

Issued in 1987, to gushing reviews, the album contains ten melodic rock nuggets, garnished with razor sharp guitars and a souped up rhythm section part consisting of future Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum. Tracks such as 'Saturday Nite', 'Charmed Life' and Cryin' (later successfully covered by all female rock band Vixen) makes for an album that not only exudes excitement but showcases Paris as an exceptional songwriter.

SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR'S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, NEW INTERVIEW WITH JEFF PARIS, 2,500 WORD ESSAY, ENHANCED ARTWORK AND RARE PHOTOS.
TRACK LISTING: 1. SATURDAY NITE 2. ONE NIGHT ALONE 3. TRIAL BY FIRE 4. CRYIN' 5. WIRED UP 6. CHARMED LIFE 7. I CAN'T LET GO 8. HEART TO THE FLAME 9. A MATTER OF TIME 10.  ILLUSIONS

WHITE LION 'PRIDE' CANDY268

WHITE LION'S RISE
to stardom was not without its fair share of difficulties. It started off well with Mike Tramp relocating from his native Denmark to the East Coast of America and teaming up with virtuoso guitarist Vito Brata. Securing a coveted record deal with Elektra Records the band looked set for bigger and better things, but it all came crashing down when the label inexplicably decided not to release their debut album. Fortunately a record deal and a new loyal fan base in Japan and Europe carried the torch helping them to get back in the ring and fight another day.

It was a struggle well worth contesting and one that ultimately paid handsome dividends when Atlantic Records eventually signed the band. Electing to work with seasoned producer Michael Wagener (Dokken, M'tley Cr'e) and recording in Los Angeles, 'Pride' hit the racks to great critical and commercial acclaim. Stuffed to the brim with numerous red-hot slices of melodic yet heavy rock, the album fast became one the era's cornerstone releases, packing punches and knocking down barriers.

Originally issued in June 1987, the record was propelled by the catchy single 'Wait', a track that caught fire at both radio and MTV, helping to establish the band as front line contenders. However, it was the power ballad 'When The Children Cry' that really accelerated sales, to two million and counting. Truly, one of the most heart-warming outcomes in the music business.

SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR'S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, FIVE BONUS TRACKS 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, NEW INTERVIEW WITH JEFF PARIS, 4,000 WORD ESSAY, ENHANCED ARTWORK AND RARE PHOTOS.
TRACK LISTING: 1. HUNGRY 2. LONELY NIGHTS 3. DON'T GIVE UP 4. SWEET LITTLE LOVING 5. LADY OF THE VALLEY 6.  WAIT 7. ALL YOU NEED IS ROCK N ROLL 8. TELL ME 9. ALL JOIN OUR HANDS 10. WHEN THE CHILDREN CRY
BONUS TRACKS: 11. WAIT (Extended Remix) 12. ALL YOU NEED IS ROCK N ROLL (Live) 13. LONELY NIGHTS (Live) 14. LADY OF THE VALLEY (Live) 15. TELL ME (Live)

WHITE LION 'BIG GAME' CANDY269

THE PROBLEM WITH
any commercially successful album is that at some point its follow up will be compared and judged not only economically but also creatively. This was exactly the position White Lion were to face with the release of their third album 'Big Game', a record that promised so much, yet, inexplicably, underperformed. Some say that there is a time and a place for everything and, sadly, this time around, lady luck had moved her sights elsewhere.

'Big Game' was, actually, not a disappointing record at all. In fact it was a fine follow-up to their double platinum selling 'Pride' album, but it was recorded in a state of high anxiety. The band had spent almost a year touring the world and was immediately ushered back into the studio by their label and managers who were eager to capitalise on the success, so there was pressure to write and record in double quick time.

Working once again with trusted producer Michael Wagener, and recorded in Los Angeles, the band jumped head-first into material, written by Mike Tramp and guitarist Vito Brata over an intense three day session. That they came up with a number of quality songs is testimony to their talent and tenacity. Pitched somewhere between Led Zeppelin and Van Halen, tracks such as the lyrically poignant 'Little Fighter' and 'Cry For Freedom' lead the charge but it's their creative cover of Golden Earring's 'Radar Love' that more than steals the show.'

SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR'S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, THREE BONUS TRACKS 16 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, NEW INTERVIEW WITH JEFF PARIS, 3,500 WORD ESSAY, ENHANCED ARTWORK AND RARE PHOTOS.
TRACK LISTING:  1. GOIN' HOME TONIGHT 2. DIRTY WOMAN 3. LITTLE FIGHTER 4.  BROKEN HOME 5. BABY BE MINE 6. LIVING ON THE EDGE 7. LET'S GET CRAZY 8. DON'T SAY IT'S OVER 9. IF MY MIND IS EVIL10. RADAR LOVE 11. CRY FOR FREEDOM.
BONUS TRACKS: 12.  WAIT (Live on Westwood One) 13.  ALL JOIN OUR HANDS (Live on Westwood One) 14.  WHEN THE CHILDREN CRY (Live In Rehearsal)
 
                
 
Mon
11
May

Mike Tramp Releases New Full Band Studio Album 'Nomad' August 28

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Friday, August 28, 2015
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Mike Tramp completes what he calls his trilogy on his journey to show who he is and where he stands. With Nomad, Tramp reaches the final step on the ladder he started climbing (with Cobblestone street), with a full band album, from first to last song.

Tramp goes all out by saying "With this album I have done and said it all, I am going nowhere else." 
 
In the spirit of the album, Mike Tramp with special guests - Lucer embarks on a massive european tour in late summer taking them to Denmark,  Germany, Sweden, England, Netherlands , Belgium, Northen Ireland, Ireland, Scotland and Wales .
 
August:
28th Copenhagen - PH Cafeen
29th Gothenburg - Sticky Fingers
30th Stockholm - Debaser Strand

September:
5th Hamburg - Ger- Rock Cafe St. Pauli
6th Zoetermeer - Hol - Boerderij
7th Oostende - Bel- Bada Bing
9th Sutton - UK - The Diamond
10th Edinburgh - UK- Bannermans
11th Glasgow- UK- Classic Grand
12th Ballymena -Northern Ireland - The Diamond
13th Cork - Ireland - The Roundy Bar
16th Colwyn Bay - Wales - Marine Hotel
17th Evesham - UK - Iron Road Rock Bar
18th Whitney - UK - Fat Lils
19th Newcastle - UK - Cluny
20th Grimsby - UK - Yardbirds
22nd Chester - UK - Live Rooms
23rd Bilston - UK - Robin2
24th London - UK - Our Black Heart
25th Bolton - UK - Railway
26th Sheffield - UK - Corporation
 
Thu
26
Mar

MIKE TRAMP Returns To Full Band Sound On New Album 'Nomad'

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Friday, August 28, 2015
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MIKE TRAMP returns with a new solo album 'Nomad' this August.
 
Following his first live appearance in Russia, Mike Tramp have completed his next album in Medley Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. As on his previous 4 albums, co-producer and engineer, Guitar player Soren Andersen, is once again Tramps partner in crime.
 
The new album will be a full band album from first song to last, and Tramp & Andersen are joined by Morten Hellborn, who played with Tramp and Andersen in the Rock n Roll Circus and bass grooving is being handled by fellow Dane Jesper Haugaard. Hammond B-3 organ will be another Tramp family member, Morten Buchholz.
 
Tramp says about the new album, "a full rock album was always just amatter of when and this sees once again a natural progression from Cobblestone Street and Museum", but Tramp hints that this is for sure a pure rock album of classic origin and the word acoustic will not be part of the description of it. Fans of Tramp's debut solo album Capricorn, Recovering the Wasted Years and More To Life than this should rejoice. "This is not a departure, it is a contiuing journey onward."
 
The Album will called Nomad and out late August, followed by a European tour, September onward.
 
 
Tue
26
Aug

MIKE TRAMP - Museum (Review)

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TRACK LISTING
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01 Trust In Yourself
02 New World Coming
03 Down South
04 Better
05 Freedom
06 Commitment
07 And You Were Gone
08 Slave
09 Mother
10 Time For Me To Go
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87%
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Soren Andersen & Mike Tramp
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44
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2014
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Europe
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Rock
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Target
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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Not a truer line has been written when Mike Tramp’s bio described his album’s a musical diary of his life. Mike certainly wears his heart on his sleeve and pours that heart into his songs.
It’s something I respect the singer/songwriter for immensely, even when I’m occasionally not totally in tune with his musical output.
 
Mike has recorded some of my favourite singer/songwriter material. His Recovering the Wasted Years album remains an all-time classic for me.
Last year’s Cobblestone Street I thought was a little hit and miss, but the new album Museum is a much stronger affair.
 
Museum continues the stripped back, acoustic driven sound that Mike’s solo career has been based upon, perhaps a little more energetic than Cobblestone Street.
But at the heart of the album are some more truly inspiring songs.
 
None better than Trust In Yourself. Mike’s raspy vocal and haunting style are an immediate positive and the message is strong.
The layered acoustics of New World Coming draw you in, before the bluesy earth tones of Down South offer something new for Tramp fans.
The sparse piano ballad Better is another highlight for me, both in the lyrical quirk and the style of the song.
 
Freedom is a more uptempo and musically layered song while the again haunting Commitment returns to the sparse and raw emotional side.
The trio of songs that follow offer more insights into Mike’s life and continue the quality of earlier tracks.
Time For Me To Go is another great song and closes a very consistent and enjoyable record.
 
This is another one for long time Tramp devotees. Those that get Mike know what’s coming and based on the songwriting here, should rate this very highly.
Those that prefer the heavier White Lion or Freaks Of Nature sound might still find this a little stripped back for their tastes, but I urge those to take a good listen as skipping this album will miss some classy new songs.
 
Score: 
87
 
Mon
18
Aug

One on One with Mitch Lafon - MIKE TRAMP & CHARM CITY DEVILS

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Monday, August 18, 2014
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In episode 38 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch's co-host is his daughter, Jayda. This episode features interviews with former WHITE LION frontman, MIke Tramp, and Charm City Devils' John Allen.

Spreaker link: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-38-mike-tramp

On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/one-on-one-mitch-lafon-38/id851055518?i=317753103&mt=2

The full unedited raw audio/video of the Mike Tramp interview can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL076KQuiBE

In our first interview, MIke Tramp talks about his new album Museum, his new musical direction, the importance of making new music, his time in White Lion and much more.

Our second interview is with drummer turned frontman John Allen of Charm City Devils. John discusses the band's new album Battles, making the switch from drummer to frontman, his time in SR-71, losing bassist Jeff Reid to cancer, opening for Bon Jovi and much more.

For More Mike Tramp visit: http://www.miketramp.dk/home ; on TWITTER: @MikeTramp1

For more about Charm City Devils visit: http://www.charmcitydevils.com and on TWITTER: @CharmCityDevils

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 - taking place October 3rd and 4th in Arlington Heights, Illinois and features performance by Mitch Malloy, Heaven's Edge, 7th Heaven, Talon, Paul Laine, Bombay Black, Johnny Lima and many more.

For tickets and more information visit: http://www.melodicrockfest.com


Also, check out SKID ROW - August 19th at the Corona Theatre in Montreal. For tickets visit: http://www.evenko.ca/en/show/event/8705

For more about the KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for Palliative care (that Mitch organized) visit iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-kiss-tribute/id716859684 and the upcoming A World With Heroes EP featuring 6 brand new songs: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-ep-kiss-tribute/id909198329


Listen to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on iTunes, Spreaker and Stitcher.

Follow my co-hosts: MARK STRIGL on TWITTER: @Strigl  and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal
and Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs 

One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch

And the Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

One On One with Mitch Lafon is part of the Talking Metal Digital network: http://www.talkingmetal.com

On Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/talking-metal/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon
 
Thu
24
Jul

WHITE LION and KIX re-issues from Rock Candy Records

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
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The following three new Rock Candy titles are all available now from www.rockcandyrecords.com for a discounted price including postage to anywhere in the world for the next two weeks ending on 3rd August.
 
 
WHITE LION 'FIGHT TO SURVIVE' CANDY242
 
THE STORY OF White Lion is a fascinating tale of triumph over adversity. Sure, you might apply that characterisation to the story of  legions of rock bands, but the birth of their debut album was a roller coaster ride of emotional highs and extreme lows, played out with a backdrop of uncertainty always in ominous view. That they eventually triumphed with this album and also the platinum selling success of future releases on Atlantic Records only goes to show that talent will eventually win the day.
Formed in New York by Danish born singer Mike Tramp and talented guitarist Vito Brata, the band made waves on the local club scene, attracting local management who had connections to German producer Peter Hauke who offered to record the band at his studio in Frankfurt. With an album in the can the band were quickly signed to a sizeable deal with Elektra Records who subsequently and inexplicably decided to drop the band at the eleventh hour. Fortunately JVC in Japan licensed the album and set in motion a series of events that led to them signing with Atlantic Records.
'Fight To Survive' was eventually issued in the US on an independent label and provoked huge accolades amongst the rock cognoscenti who quite rightly hailed tracks such as 'Broken Heart', 'Cherokee' and the title track as stunning hard rock nuggets showcasing one of the most accomplished bands of the era.

Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, 12 page full colour booklet, 3,000 word essay, new interview with Mike Tramp, enhanced artwork and rare photos.

TRACK LISTING: 1. BROKEN HEART 2. CHEROKEE 3. FIGHT TO SURVIVE 4. WHERE DO WE RUN 5. IN THE CITY 6. ALL THE FALLEN MEN 7. ALL BURN IN HELL 8. KID OF 1000 FACES 9. EL SALVADOR 10. THE ROAD TO VALHALLA
 
 
 
KIX MIDNITE DYNAMITE CANDY243
 
THERE IS A breed of bands who like to keep it simple: four-to-the-floor guitar driven hard rock with uncomplicated riffs and hooks that sound as though they were born fully formed. In this respect, it's fair to say that the Maryland based five piece Kix are close to the top of the heap when it comes to instantly catchy songs. Garnish that with a healthy coating of Cheap Trick inspired pop and you've got a marriage made in heaven.
Signed to industry giant Atlantic Records, 'Midnite Dynamite' was the bands third album and the one expected to establish Kix as a force to be reckoned with. Produced by man of the moment Beau Hill (Ratt, Warrant), the album finally brought all the right ingredients to the forefront, boasting memorable songs and lively rocking of the finest order. Add to this a comprehensive selection of grade A co-writers, including contributions from Bob Halligan Jr. (Judas Priest, Kiss), Kip Winger, and John Palumbo (Crack The Sky) and you've got a record that delivers as much as it promises.
Check out the raunch and roll of 'Red Hot (Blue Black)', 'Bang Bang (Balls Of Fire)', 'Scarlet Fever' and the title track, for nicely polished examples of  no nonsense party rock blessed with a cool delivery that sets fire to the notion that you can't have your cake and eat it.

 
Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, 12 page full colour booklet, 3,000 word essay, new band interview, enhanced artwork and rare photos.

TRACK LISTING: 1. MIDNITE DYNAMITE 2. RED HOT (BLACK & BLUE) 3. BANG BANG (BALLS OF FIRE) 4. LAYIN' RUBBER 5. WALKIN' AWAY 6. SCARLET FEVER 7. CRY BABY 8. COLD SHOWER 9. LIE LIKE A RUG 10. SEX
 
 

KIX 'BLOW YOUR FUSE' CANDY244
 
BY THE TIME Kix had recorded this, their fourth album, all eyes in the hard rock biospace were upon them as a band expected to rise up from the ranks to achieve success and exert influence. Certainly their record label Atlantic Records believed in the band enough to steer them towards not one, but three top notch producers; that's Tom Werman (Motley Cure, Cheap Trick, Ted Nugent) together with the dynamic duo of Duane Barron and John Purdell (Ozzy Osbourne, Dream Theater).
Recorded in Los Angeles and issued in August 1988, the record was immediately heralded as the best Kix album so far, with critics pointing out the quality of songs and a refinement of their trademark rough and tumble sound. In addition they had made a significant change in their back office by enlisting new management who also handled the affairs of Twisted Sister and Zebra, both signed to Atlantic Records.
Strangely, the record was slow to react commercially, dragging its feet until the label were persuaded to issue the Bob Halligan Jnr.  co-write 'Don't Close Your Eyes' as a single to radio. This enduring power ballad became an instant smash, rising to #8 on the Billboard singles chart and paving the way for over a million sales of the album, whilst drawing attention to notable album tracks such as 'Red Light, Green Light', 'Get It While It's Hot' and 'She Dropped Me The Bomb'.

Special Deluxe Collector's Edition, fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology, 16 page full colour booklet, 3,000 word essay, new band interview, enhanced artwork and rare photos.

TRACK LISTING: 1. RED LITE, GREEN LITE, TNT 2. GET IT WHILE IT'S HOT 3. NO RING AROUND ROSIE 4. DON'T CLOSE YOUR EYES 5. SHE DROPPED ME THE BOMB 6. COLD BLOOD7. PIECE OF THE PIE 8. BOOMERANG 9. BLOW MY FUSE 10. DIRTY BOYS
 
 
 
 
 

COMING NEXT MONTH – AVAILABLE 28TH AUGUST

SCANDAL 'WARRIOR' CANDY224 (5 BONUS TRACKS)

SCANDAL ‘WARRIOR’ CANDY224 (5 BONUS TRACKS)

KROKUS 'HEADHUNTER' CANDY250

KROKUS ‘HEADHUNTER’ CANDY250

KROKUS 'THE BLITZ' CANDY251

KROKUS ‘THE BLITZ’ CANDY251

  

 

 
Fri
04
Jul

MICHAEL WAGENER INTERVIEW - THE DOUBLE STOP PODCAST

Friday, July 4, 2014
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This week the Double Stop Podcast interviews Michael Wagener. He tells them all about his early days as an original member of Accept, joining the army, early work as a producer with Dokken, Great White, Accept and Motley Crue, plus later work with Brighton Rock, Ozzy, White Lion, Extreme and Skid Row. He goes into detail about how he got George Lynch's guitar tone in Under Lock and Key, what happened to his original mixes of Ozzy's Ozzmosis album, and the recording of the kazoo solo for Saigon Kick.
 
 
 
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