Belters mate I used to pick discs(sometimes Cassettes) like this up purely on seeing the cover and song titles...Kerrang had a good helping hand or Hit Parader that my local news agent stocked on import was like a gift from the gods for my music of choice
Debut Ten for me...although Babylon does come close...totally agree with the Steelheart & Lynch Mob debuts but Tangled In Reins would give the debut a run for its money...self titled Lynch Mob good but not even close to WS...one of my favourite albums ever.
always funny to read non journey fans talking about the bands songs / albums
difficult to understand how fans of AOR/melodic rock don't love those Perry years - basically Escape & Frontiers is some of the best melodic rock stuff ever recorded.
Evolution / infinity / departure also amazing
3 from "Hericane Alice - Tear the House Down".
I was lucky enough to have a friend back in the late 80s, early 90s, who had his finger on the pulse with our music.
I don't know how.
Back in the pre Internet days, word of mouth from this guy was golden.
He mentioned these guys to me and the "Bangalore Choir" connection.
This was one of the first albums I bought from a local importer called "Raggamuffin Records".
I'm sure Doggy remembers those guys.
The two "ballads" I've posted are two of my favourites. Pure Hard Rock ballads IMO.
This was the Golden Age.