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JEFFERSON STARSHIP – Freedom At Point Zero

Rock Candy Records Formed from the ashes of West Coast band Jefferson Airplane in the early 70s, Jefferson Starship (later just Starship) kept that influence in their brand of hard rock and power pop.  This album, originally released, saw a … Continue reading

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Rock Candy Roundup: Johnny Van Zant, Lionheart, Fastway, Paris

Johnny VAN ZANT Round Two  ***1/2 The Last Of The Wild Ones **** Youngest of the Van Zant family, Johnny follows an enormous legacy in Ronnie (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and Donnie (38 Special). These solo albums (sometimes credited to The Johnny … Continue reading

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FM re-issues

Indiscreet **** Tough It Out **** Rock Candy Records Two classic AOR albums, where the band’s name sums up the sound perfectly. Formed by the former Samson rhythm section of drummer Pete Jupp and bassist Merv Goldsworthy, a few line-up … Continue reading

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MAX WEBSTER re-issues

Max Webster/High Class In Borrowed Shoes/Mutiny Up My Sleeve Rock Candy 2012 Canadian band Max Webster, led by vocalist / guitarist Kim Mitchell, produced some fine hard rock albums between the mid 70s and early 80s. Their roots were in … Continue reading

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ROADMASTER re-issues

Sweet Music/Hey World Fortress Rock Candy 2012 Formed in the early 70s and releasing their first debut album in 1977, Roadmaster are a fine melodic hard rock group who should have been huge. Sweet Music, the second album from 1978 … Continue reading

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PRAYING MANTIS – Time Tells – No Lies

Time Tells – No Lies  4.5/5 (Rock Candy) Metalmorphosis – 30th Anniversary Album (Japan Edition) 4.5/5 http://www.praying-mantis.com/ NWoBHM legends Praying Mantis, led by brothers guitarist Tino and bassist Chris Troy, have always played at the melodic end of hard rock, … Continue reading

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GRAND PRIX – Samurai

Rock Candy In the early 80s Grand Prix were one of Britain’s premier pomp rock outfits, mixing the Britishness of Magnum with US influences from the likes of Kansas, Styx and Journey. 1983 and Samurai was the band’s third album, … Continue reading

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CANDY – Whatever Happened To Fun

Rock Candy This four piece LA band released just one album in the mid 80s that sadly dropped straight off the radar. Strange, given that the band’s sound mixed two of the scene’s two largest exports: melodic sleaze/glam and power … Continue reading

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SHERIFF – Sheriff

Rock Candy Canadian AOR / hard rock from 1982, that somehow didn’t take off at the time. The music is incredible in that the songs are strong, the guitar work outstanding, and Freddy Curci’s vocals with a range to match … Continue reading

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