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Under Fire - 1998 Under Fire

ARTIST: Under Fire (2)
ALBUM: Under Fire
SERIAL: 0001019
YEAR: 1998


LINEUP: Moki De Marco - vocals * Cary Sharaf - guitars * Jimmy Waldo - keyboards * Greg Wise - bass * Steve Schwartz - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 No More Heartaches * 02 Crazy For Love * 03 Heart In Pain * 04 Rolling Down That Road * 05 Love You One More Time * 06 Hold Out * 07 Burning Desire * 08 Crossfire * 09 Always On The Run * 10 When You Feel Lonely

Here's another album which gets to see the light of day, many moons after the event. Under Fire, built around the guitar talent of Swede Cary Sharaf, who found fame and fortune (sic) after moving to the USA and hooking up with Billy Squier initially. These guys are not to be confused with the other mighty US band of the same name who released the 'Flames' CD from 1991. Jimmy Waldo puts an appearance in, though at the time (circa 1985) he was still with his other band Alcatrazz. The other serious talent in this outfit is the singer Moki (?) De Marco. Now, Under Fire didn't get this effort out in 1985 so the songs remained for the best part a 'trade secret'. So, some thirteen years later in steps Avalon Japan, Gary Boress, and Hirsh Gardiner to put this admirable album out to the discerning public. In the main they have a strong driving melodic attack, like a North American version of Swedish wonders Treat combined with that Alcatrazz pomp sound circa 'Disturbing The Peace'. The latter is obvious really considering where Jimmy Waldo fits in. It's also a 'big' sounding album too, with booming spacious sounding drums and glorious keyboard fills, while Sharaf's rhythm guitar parts has that Steve Dougherty trademark, so prevalent on the stuff he did with Eyes.

The Songs
'No More Heartaches' opens the account with strong guitar and keyboard surges. 'Crazy For Love' sounds like a Treat song, those strutting verses could be at home on either 'Pleasure Principle' or 'Dreamhunter'. 'Heart In Pain' is not as painful (excuse the pun) as the title suggests, but is a lovely bit of melodic rock. Check the chorus out! The highlights of the album for me are the threesome 'Love You One More Time' the fantastic 'Hold Out' as well as 'Burning Desire'. If you love any of the aforementioned bands then these tracks are a compulsory listen!

In Summary
Grab a piece of impeccable hard driving melodic rock before it becomes unfashionable, or disappears off the map again.

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