Hericane Alice - Tear The House Down
Стиль: Hard Rock / Melodic Rock / Glam
Страна: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Формат: mp3, 192 kbps
Размер: 58 Mb
1. Wild, Young And Crazy (4:22)
2. Bad To Love (3:31)
3. Dream Girl (5:45)
4. Tear The House Down (3:09)
5. Badboy Breakout (4:38)
6. Need A Lover (3:34)
7. Too Late (4:36)
8. Shake, Shake, Shout (3:10)
9. Crank The Heat Up (3:49)
10. I Walk Alone (4:12)
Bruce Naumann — vocals
Ian Mayo — bass
Danny Gill — guitar
Jackie Ramos — drums
"Hericane Alice was your typical hair-metal band that put the fun back into hard rock. But like so many other bands that didn't get a major label deal until the late 80s, they were largely ignored by the record buying public.
Hurricane Alice originally formed in Minnesota as a three piece consisting of Leni Dimancari (guitar and vocals), Scott Werner (bass) and Rusty Miller (drums). For over eight months the three guys worked on material before beginning their search for a full time vocalist. David Reece was asked to sing on the original demos but refused when his current band Lillian X was about to hit the road. After scouting for front-men the next choice was Bruce Naumann, whose current band The Employers was somewhat on hiatus.
However Naumann wasn't quite ready to desert The Employers, so the three original Hurricane Alice members hooked up with Jeff Meyers in Steele. But the guys were unhappy with being a backup band and decided to resume their search for a singer. Luckily Naumann decided he was interested in fronting the group and they started gathering a loyal following and even interest from Atlantic records, but inside tension led to Dimancari leaving the band to work with some Y&T members in Rising Tyger.
In 1988 Hurricane Alice left for the bright lights of Los Angeles. Werner soon left to join Black 'N Blue front man Jaime St. James in Freight Train Jane and troubles with the law led to the departure of Miller. Naumann, now the focus of the band, continued forward with new members Danny Gill (guitar), Ian Mayo (bass) and Jackie Ramos (drums). The band decided to change its name to Hericane Alice due to an impeding lawsuit with L.A.'s Hurricane and released their debut. "Tear the House Down" was a nice collection of hard rock, but failed to make any commercial inroads and Hericane Alice disintegrated.
Miller contacted Reece (after his short stint with Accept) and the two started Bangalore Choir. But once again Miller would be out of the picture when Bangalore Choir, complete with Mayo and Ramos started recording. Dimancari pursued a solo career and Naumann and Werner formed a band called the Mighty Roostas. Mayo and Ramos would also later work together with Doug Aldrich in Burning Rain."
"Originally formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota during 1984, the first formation of HURRICANE ALICE comprised vocalist / guitarist Leni DiMancari with Scott Werner of SISTER MAX on bass and former COUNTER ATTACK man Rusty Miller on drums. Originally David Reece, then a member of LILLIAN X but later of ACCEPT and BANGALORE CHOIR, was asked to join but declined. DiMancari, Werner and Miller relocated to Chicago with Frank Livingston and HEAD EAST's Jeff Meyers to forge a new band unit dubbed STEELE. Later removing Meyers from the formula the group, back in Minnesota, took on the HURRICANE ALICE title again and Bruce Nauman of THE EMPLOYERS was then drafted as lead singer. The band was nominated for four Minnesota Music Awards and won the 'Best band' category in 1987.
Early HURRICANE ALICE demos would include a cover of GOLDEN EARRING's 'Radar Love'. As HURRICANE ALICE a 1986 album had surfaced although only vocalist Bruce Naumann and Rusty James took the risk of relocating to Los Angeles. Leni DiMancari duly forged RISING TYGER with Ben Griffith on vocals, Joe Peterson on bass and the MONTROSE credited Steve Belino on drums. RISING TYGER recorded an album, produced by Leonard Haze of Y&T, but the record never emerged.
Naumann and James hooked up with members of another act entitled DANGER CITY to construct a new version of HURRICANE ALICE. These musicians included bassist Ian Mayo, a veteran of COUNTER ATTACK and SURGICAL STEEL, plus guitarist Danny Gill. For a period the group operated as DANGER CITY but then decided to capitalise on the tri-state following Nauman and James had fostered so switched to HURRICANE ALICE.
HURRICANE ALICE went on to ink a deal with Atlantic Records in 1989, but were forced to slightly alter their name to HERICANE ALICE just before the release of their one and only album, 'Tear The House Down' produced by Thom Panunzio at A&M Studios in Hollywood, in 1990 following objections from the Enigma signed outfit HURRICANE. The spelling of the new branding was in fact suggested by FLEETWOOD MAC's STEVIE NICKS, whom the band shared management with. A promotional video for the track 'Wild, Young and Crazy' was filmed and touring undertaken supporting L.A. GUNS, SKID ROW and WHITESNAKE.
HERICANE ALICE's days were pretty much numbered after the record was issued in 1990. A set of pre-production demos were laid down with producer Neal Kernon but Atlantic passed on the option. Following the band's split, the rhythm team of bassist Ian Mayo and Jackie Ramos continued to work together, firstly in BANGALORE CHOIR and then BAD MOON RISING. Guitarist Danny Gill eventually recorded again with MARC FERRARI in MEDICINE WHEEL, whilst vocalist Bruce Nauman had a solo project described by one publication as: 'rootsy, organic and semi-acoustic'. Prior to that Nauman had, for a short period, linked up with Bobby Berg of BEGGARS & THIEVES, Tom DeFile of SAIGON KICK and Adam Wacht of TROUBLE TRIBE but the relationship was fruitless. Nauman featured on the 1997 HOLLYWOOD UNDERGROUND album. In 2002 Jackie Ramos featured on the SINBOY album ''Experiment #13: The Path Which Should Be Taken'."
Дискография Hurricane Alice:
1986 — Hurricane Alice
Дискография Hericane Alice:
1990 — Tear The House Down