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99 CRIMES

99 CRIMES - CD $14.99

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99 CRIMES is an original power rock trio band based out of Austin Texas featuring Paul Lidel of Dangerous Toys, Dirty Looks and Broken Teeth fame on lead vocals & guitars. Chris Jordan (M!SS CRAZY) is behind the drum kit and Jeff Lynn is on bass guitar and backup vocals. Jeff Lynn is also featured on lead vocals for the song "Avenue". Drawing from their varied experiences, they have forged a unique blend of audio styles and textures reminiscent of the early days of heavy rock. No glossy glam here, just adrenalized vocals, face melting guitar, and a rhythm section that registers on the richter scale!

 

AFFAIRE

Less Ain't More CD $11.99

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For fans of L.A. Guns, Vain, Guns n' Roses, Wasp & Ratt. In 2019 Perris Records president Tom Mathers has found another great band from Portugal and their name is AFFÄIRE. Their new studio album is called "Less Ain't More" and was recorded at the Dynamix Studio in Lisbon, Portugal. The CD was mastered in L.A. by multi platinum award winning engineer Phil Brewster (Sebastian Bach, The Darkness, Halestorm, Red Hot Chili Peppers). The worldwide release date will be April 19th, 2019. AFFÄIRE is a band straight out of the 80's and did not follow music trends and industry dictatorship. Rock 'n' Roll doesn’t have to be self-pitiful, innocent and pale like many of the bands in the 1990’s, it is about being rebellious the motto for AFFÄIRE. In late 2011 AFFÄIRE released their debut single “Born Too Late”  in 7” vinyl format, limited to 300 hand numbered copies. The band followed up with shows as the opening act for Paul Di'Anno and House Of Lords. In 2015 the band released their debut full length "At First Sight". The CD was mastered at Davy Vain's “The Groove Room” in San Rafael, California. In June 2017, the "Neon Gods" digipak EP CD containing 4 new songs and AFFÄIRE's very own version of The Beatle's "I Saw Her Sanding There" was released.  Both releases have attained remarkable airplay and gathered rave reviews from specialized media worldwide such as Metal Temple, Sleaze Roxx and Hair Band Heaven to name a few.

AOR

Heavenly Demos - CD $12.99

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After the success of "Rare Tracks & Demos" & "More Demos From L.A.", Frédéric Slama’ s AOR all star project is back with a 3rd  volume of great songs from the past, entitled "Heavenly Demos".  The CD features 14 tracks with some legendary singers like Paul Sabu (Only Child), Steve Overland (FM), Kevin Chalfant (The Storm) Jeff Scott Soto (Talisman), Sarah & Mélissa Fontaine (Chasing Violets), Chris Antblad (Spin Gallery), Philip Bardowell (Unruly Child), Göran Edman (Street Talk) & many more. Top players also includes Tommy Denander, Michael Landau, Christian Tolle and Mike Baird among others. Mostly recorded during the 80's & 90's, "Heavenly Demos" contains never released versions of classic AOR songs. All of them with different arrangements, extra instruments or different vocals. 14 tracks of rough and simple AOR that you don't want to miss!

BABYLON A.D.

In The Beginning - CD $14.99

Limited quantity in stock,  selling for big money on EBAY. The Former Arista Records recording artists offer a first look into what the industry buzz was all about when legendary music mogul Clive Davis signed them in 1989 to his label. This CD is comprised of the bands 12 song demos that eventually snagged them a record deal. The band went on to record two critically acclaim CDs. And with heavy rotation at radio and MTV, Babylon A.D. became one of Rock fans favorite acts. The CD contains what should have been sure fire hits such as "I’m no Good for You",  "She likes to Give It" and "Tears" as well as nine other well done rockers which never saw the light of day until now. This is a must for have for any music collector of hard rock history.

DAVY VAIN

In from out of Nowhere - CD $9.99

LIMMITED ONLY 4 CDS IN STOCK. IMPORT CD Locomotive Records. In 2000 Davy Vain recorded this solo album called ‘In From Out Of Nowhere’. This CD was re-issued in 2006 by Locomotive Record label in Europe. Vain was founded in 1986 in the San Francisco area by singer Davy Vain. In 1989 Vain released their debut album ‘No Respect’, and at the time no one could have known that the epic album would later be named one of the top five glam/hair metal records of the ’80s by iconic British music magazine Kerrang!. The band made videos for the songs “Beat The Bullet” and “Who’s Watching You”, and other great tracks from that debut include “Secrets”, “1000 Degrees”, “Without You” and finally “Smoke And Shadows”. If you’re really into glam and sleazy hard rock that debut album is your salvation to dream away the average normality of everyday life.

 

DEREK DAVIS

RESONATOR BLUES - DIGIPAK CD $11.99

For Fans of Babylon A.D., Rod Stewart, Prince  & James Brown. Currently # 2 on the iTunes Blues charts! “Derek Davis, Songwriter and Frontman for former “Arista Records” and “Frontiers Records” recording artists “Babylon A.D.” releases “Resonator Blues” on June 1st 2019. “Resonator Blues” is Derek’s third solo album after his initial 2012 release “Re-Volt.” His second offering, the 2017 “Revolutionary Soul” ushered in some great Retro Soul’ and was widely praised by music critics and fans alike. In total Davis has performed and written on twelve albums with a wide range of influences, Hard Rock, Southern Rock, Old School R&B Soul and now the Blues. On his latest offering Derek Davis weaves early Delta Blues, Americana, Folk, Hillbilly Twang, Southern Rock, Traditional and Jump Blues all into one. Twelve mesmerizing tracks of undeniable depth that pin the listener’s ears back and demand they sit up and take notice. Bottleneck-Slide guitar is prevalent on nearly all the tracks accompanied by some wailing harmonica and sometimes a blistering Texas Telecaster lead will be heard. This is a multifaceted album, a journey of sorts all rolled into one great magical music ride across America down highway 61. The musical vision of Derek Davis, who not only sings and plays all the different guitars and bass on the record, also does a masterful job creating lyrical landscapes with a moving production. The voice of Derek Davis is uncompromising and unmistakable. He belts out each song with emotion, passion and power, using his amazing gift to reach the listener and weave his tales. The voice is gritty yet melodic and every song is sung as it should be. His guitar work is exceptional, raw and captivating.

 

GRAND DESIGN

Viva La Paradise - CD $10.99

Only 4 CDs left. For fans of Def Leppard, Scorpions  & Journey. For fans of Def Leppard, Scorpions  & Journey. Swedish band Grand Design was formed in 2006 by vocalist/producer Pelle Saether. The band’s first 1st album “Time Elevation” was released in October 2009. The release gained massive success and was awarded ‘best album’ and ‘best song’ by BeRockRadio and received numerous top 10 positions for “best album 2009”. Several concerts, including the prestigious FireFest in Nottingham, UK proved that Grand Design also deliver live.  In 2017 the latest album “Viva La Paradise” was recorded. Continuing on the path of 2014s “Thrill Of The Night”, the band feels this marks the strongest album to date. The same old melodic hardrock style and sound, but elevated and with a few new surprises.

GYPSY ROSE

Rosary of Tears - CD $9.99

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Archive release from this cult Canadian hard rock/sleaze band. Limited collection of Gypsy Rose demos and outtakes most of them recorded in 1991, after their debut album Prey. These unreleased songs, were supposed to be on the second album that never happened. Finally they are available to the fans for the first time ever! Carefully remastered and presented with a 20-page booklet with band biography (part 2), lyrics, rare photos and song-by-song notes written by Michael Ross himself, plus short notes from drummer Steve Thomas, ex-guitarist Bryan Joyce and photographer Mark Weiss. This is probably the most anticipated hard rock archive collection release of 2018.

 

GYPSY ROSE

Shattered Affair - CD $9.99

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Archive release from this cult Canadian hard rock/sleaze band. PROGAOR (in collaboration with Michael Ross and longtime fan Mikael Svensson) proudly presents a compilation of early Gypsy Rose demos plus the previous Michael Ross AOR projects Shattered Heart and Secret Affair. Presented in a 16-page booklet that includes band biography (part 1), lyrics, rare photos and song commentaries from Mr. Ross himself, these seminal recordings were carefully remastered from the old tapes. The wait is over, finally the vaults were open, an absolute delight to all the fans!

HELIX

Old School - CD $12.99

The OLD SCHOOL album came about quite by accident.  In 2018 I was cleaning out the basement closet at Planet Helix.  What I found were various tapes I had almost forgotten about-2”, ¼”, and a huge box of cassette tapes.  I was going to throw out the 2” tapes until I got a frantic phone call from my old friend Greg Godovitz who realized the tapes’ value.  Greg made me take a serious look at what I had and I realized there was at least a whole album of unreleased material-and so the idea of “OLD SCHOOL” was born.  Incidentally, none of these tracks were ever released, although some of them might have been on our website as “rare tracks” in the past.

   Three of the songs we were able to extract from 2” tape were  recorded for the Back for Another Taste sessions in 1989:  Games Mother Never Taught You, Tie Me Down, and Your Turn to Cry.  Paul Hackman is playing guitar and singing on these tracks.  To “extract” these recordings from the 2” tape we had to take the tapes to Beach Studios outside of Goderich, Ontario and get Siegfried Meier to thermally bake them.   Upon doing so, the tracks were immediately transferred to digital.  Later they were mixed by Siegfried;  some with minor overdubs by Daryl Gray.   One other track-“Cheers” was taken from a cassette tape and cleaned up by Siegfried as well. This song is a live recording off the floor of the studio.

   The other tracks on the album, If Tears Could Talk, Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound, Southern Comfort, Closer, Coming Back with Bigger Guns, and Hound Dog Howlin’ Blues  were re-recorded by “tracing” the songs from cassette tapes.  This was done because the songs were either unfinished or the cassettes were in bad shape.  This re-recording was done by Daryl Gray at Dawghawse Studios in St. Catherines.  Daryl was also the producer of this album.  Over the fall and spring of 2018/2019 Kaleb, Daryl, Fritz, Chris and myself all travelled to St. Catherines to add parts and advise Daryl on how we heard the songs.  By April 2019 we were ready to take the tracks to Siegfried to mix with the help of Daryl and myself.  The result is now before you.

   This album is dedicated to the memory of Paul Hackman, who played on 3 of these tracks and was a co-writer on 8 of the tracks.  He was/is a Canadian musical icon.