a la une de MR aujourd'hui, ces 2 classiques en ré édition :
Grand Prix 'S/T' - "During The Late 1970's and early 1980's the British hard rock scene was exploding with new groups. Dubbed the NWOBHM, it was a movement that sent the genre back to basics, feeding off the punk do-it-yourself ethics. Groups such as Iron Maiden, Samson and Saxon reaped big rewards but, beneath the top layers of success, a number of other highly-talented rock bands were also looking to make an impact. Grand Prix were one such act. Signed to RCA records, the band were launched to solid critical acclaim, but their music was quickly identified as being far too sophisticated to truly align them to the NWOBHM. Like Praying Mantis, White Spirit, Tobruk and Shy, the band's penchant for polish, melody and complex arrangements meant that they were quickly sidelined by many in favour of the more in-your-face attributes of the competition. With a sound steeped in American radio rock, comparisons were immediately made to Styx, Kansas, Saga and Journey. However, Grand Prix were, it must be said, practically the only British band of the era that could hold a candle to the serious melodic sensibilities of their American cousins. Part of the reason for this was the appointment of vocalist Bernie Shaw, a Canadian citizen who had moved to the UK in search of new opportunities."
Track Listing: 1. Waiting For The Night 2. Day In The Life 3. Thinking Of You 4. Mama Sayes 5. Which Way Did The Wind Blow 6. West Wind 7. Next To You 8. You Know It Can Be 9. Feel Like I Do 10. The Very Last Time (Dreamer) 11. Feels Good (Grand Prix) Non LP B-side 12. Room 155 (Unreleased demo) 13. Somewhere Tonight (Unreleased demo w/ Bernie Shaw).
Teaze 'One Night Stands' - "During The 1970's and 1980's the Canadian rock scene was bursting with home grown hard rock talent. BTO, Rush, Triumph, and April Wine may have led the charge but there were a dozens of lesser known acts clambering for attention. The scene, dubbed Maple Leaf Mayhem incorporated magnificent masters of their craft such as Max Webster, Mahogany Rush, Moxy, Trooper and…Teaze. Mad, bad and dangerous to know, the boys in Teaze packed their punches, coming out swinging as though their life depended on every riff. Compared, by those who know about such things, to leading lights of the era, including Kiss, Aerosmith, Angel and Cheap Trick, the band made an immediate impact in, of all places, Japan where their explosive riffs, poptastic hooks, colourful glad rags and no holds barred on-stage energy immediately elevated them to stardom. Buoyed by this success, the band continued to consolidate their Canadian presence before scoring a much coveted Stateside deal with Capitol Records. For many, 'One Night Stands' is the highlight of Teaze's career; a savage take no prisoners collection of tough-guy hard rock produced to maximum effect by April Wine main-man Myles Goodwin and loaded with prime time guitar anthems such as 'Back In Action', 'Red Hot Ready' and the classic 'Boys Night Out'. It is regarded as one of the most impressive hard rock records of the era."
Track Listing: 1. Back In Action 2. Young And Reckless 3. Heartless World 4. Boys Night Out 5. Through The Years 6. Reach Out 7. Stay Here 8. Red Hot Ready 9. Touch The Wind. Bonus Track 10. Loose Change.