The Scrounger's Report
Mar. 05, 2000
And what, to my wondering ears, should appear...
...but a bunch of CDs in the mail!
Terraplane - Back to Innocence.
9 tracks recorded at the NEC Arena, Birmingham, Jan 23, 1985.
6 tracks recorded at Hayrair, New Castle, Feb 7, 1986.
It's most definitely Terraplane (pre-Thunder), there's
no mistaking that, but unfortunately, like most bootlegs,
the sound quality is absolutely horrendous. *sigh*
Sieges Even - Steps. 1990. Steamhammer (Germany).
*YAWN* A CD in search of a chorus. Too much progressive
aimless wandering. This one gets punted.
Big Chill - Halfway to Heaven. 1992. Music For Nations.
Well, the band photo implies a heavy metal/thrash metal
sound. The first thing you hear are light and fluffy keyboards.
Huh??? It turns out to be fairly solid hard rock with
your occasional keyboard interlude/overlay that leans
toward something lighter.
Ghost - The Other Side. 1996. A2Z Records.
Some excellent AOR here, although at times the vocals seem
a little "pinched". Track 8 "He'll Let You Down" is just HUGE!
Ghandi - Grateful Message. 1990. Metal Giant Records.
Some good ole' '80s heavy metal with nice high-pitched vocals.
I like it! Well executed, it sometimes retreats into
FISC - Handle With Care. 1988. Musidisc (France).
Jimmy Martin. Why do I know that name?? Is this the same
person that did "Kids of the Rockin' Nation"? Decent
AOR/hard rock. You can tell this was a European release:
the cover art would NEVER have made it past U.S. censors.