Theme Switcher
Switch to:

Notes about GDM Themes
Click to learn more about GDM themes
Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Site Stats
Album Reviews: 6825
Comments: 16465
Ratings: 4520
Forum Posts: 21582
Latest Comments
This debut is chocked ful...
The band really broadens ...
I've seen this many times...
A classic indeed and thei...
I hoped more from this al...
It was Heather Thomas in ...
Actually, 'Find The Lady'...
Cheers Dave, looking to g...
Great, Malcolm! I can hel...
Dave, it's already set up...
Great list, Jeffrey. The ...
Maybe an interview with G...
Finally got a copy of thi...
Thanks for the download y...
Yes Dave, I agree New Yor...
Very cool. I've always ha...
As a musician and avid li...
The problem with AOR as a...
Thanks Jose. However, man...
I would have voted "no" a...
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

Explorer
21-01-2018 21:04
Lucky and now skint, judging by the winning bid!!

jefflynnefan
21-01-2018 20:47
Some lucky Jeff Lynne fan got a real rarity! https://www.ebay....fr
esh=true

englandashes
21-01-2018 09:43
Yep in Argent, especially as Rod Argent and Jim we’re cousins.

gdazegod
21-01-2018 07:43
Didn't Rodford also play in Argent and Charlie too?

englandashes
20-01-2018 22:04
Jim Rodford, bass player, The Kinks, Phoenix (I think?), but I remember him with The Zombies, saw live a while back. RIP

englandashes
17-01-2018 21:50
In response to Cyrille Regis, BBC 2 repeat the Adrian Chiles documentary, Whites v Blacks, How Football Changed A Nation, unbelievable true story, worth watching

Explorer
17-01-2018 18:44
Review of the rather splendid `Hornal` album is in the works too.

gdazegod
17-01-2018 01:57
Dave and Jeff's best of 2017 wrap-up's just around the corner too.. computer work

gdazegod
17-01-2018 01:56
There is a three-part article coming up for E.L.O (Eldorado, A New World Record and Out Of The Blue). Look out for it soon.

Explorer
16-01-2018 08:52
Stoke fans have my commiserations.Und
er Lambert the Villa played some of the most boring, unimaginative football I`ve ever had the misfortune to witness.Relegation
?,yes I`d say so.

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 2001 Articles » Yankee Rose (Italy) - 2001 Info CD [Demo]
 
Yankee Rose (Italy) - 2001 Info CD [Demo]


YANKEE ROSE - INFO CD (2001, DEMO)
Alberto Bartolini - vocals
Simone Bucella - guitars
Stefano Castagnoli - bass
Alessandro Mazzoni - drums


Background
An Italian band with a love for all things American it would seem. Interesting handle. Named after a woman, a car, or a war plane? Whatever is the case, there's a certain resemblance to the 'yankee' theme, though I'm not sure the word is particularly user friendly right now considering the warring climate, three quarters of the planet are not American, and many do not approve of their heavy handed military antics. So, where does that leave an up and coming band from eastern Italy who've been in the biz now for three years? Well, not exactly in the danger zone, but definitely in the firing line of melodic rock. Drawing their influences from Bon Jovi, Mr Big, and Aerosmith, seems Yankee Rose are about ten years out on the clock, considering the three mentioned bands were doing their thing about 1989-91. This seven track demo includes four studio tracks plus three live cuts.

The Songs
There are some interesting snippets on the intro to 'Spiderman', like a soundscape to a Batman movie. It's cool though, as is the euro-metal approach. 'Love' has some nice bursts of melody through it, while they give us a cover of Bon Jovi's 1986 hit single 'You Give Love A Bad Name', though it's shortened in Italian to 'Bad Name'. Very clever! The melodic metal attack reconvenes with 'She's So Wild'. This one harks back to the late great eighties, so it's either a preconceived tribute to their heroes, or it's accidently dated. The three live tracks unfortunately don't add that much value to the CD, as the mix is very thin, and the crowd noise too prominent. However that is to be expected as the material has been put together by the band rather than a 'top dog' producer.

In Summary
The guys are pretty active throughout Italy, with appearances at this years Imola Heineken Jammin' Festival, plus support slots for The Stereophonics and Alanis Morrisette among others. They've also just been voted the best rock band in their district/province of Romagna, just a stones throw away from that little principality of San Marino (you know the place.. where they race F1 cars each year!). If there's just one last thing I can add chaps. Consider a name change. That way you'd be guaranteed your European contacts (or even if and when you someday crack the lucrative Asian market) will not be turned off by any discriminatory and unfair name association to a certain country trying to defend it's reputation.

Track Listing:
01 Spiderman
02 Love
03 Bad Name
04 Shes So Wild
05 Live Intro
06 Rock Me
07 R n R Babies

Related Articles:
N/A

All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.


 
Comments
No Comments have been Posted.
 
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
 
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
 
Articles Cloud
Beech, Jay - 1982 The Death Of A Stickman, Air Raid - 1981 Air Raid, Marrs, Steve - 1982 Somebody Somewhere, Wildfire (USA) - 1977 Flamethrower, Eclipse (Sweden) - 2012 Bleed And Scream, Newman - 2003 Sign Of The Modern Times, Carmen, Eric - 1975 Eric Carmen, Cinderella - 1986 Night Songs, Shiva (UK) - 1982 Firedance, Various Artists - 2002 Tribute To Boston, Fifth Angel - 1988 Fifth Angel, Cheap Trick - 1983 Next Position Please, Sundholm, Roy - 1979 The Chinese Method, Sorrows - 1981 Love Too Late, Great King Rat - 1992 Great King Rat
Tags©
ZZ Top Oklahoma Keith Emerson Greg Lake Cozy Powell Emerson Lake And Powell Renegade The Innocent Swanee Judas Priest Darren Phillips Project Northern Light Tor Talle Bernie Marsden The Tubes Bad Habit Omega Tank Atello Live Albums Teaze Marshall Law Whiskey Myers The Quill 10cc Rock Candy Records Cats In Boots The Covenant Great White Yesterrock Tom De Luca Stormzone Place Vendome Flickerstick Kaja Metro Jonah Koslen
All Tags
Search DDG