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Touris - 1991 Big Plans



ARTIST: Touris
ALBUM: Big Plans
LABEL: Ice Productions
SERIAL: T-1001
YEAR: 1991

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Tony Touris - lead guitar, vocals * Bob Acquaviva - guitars * Joe Fanelli - keyboards * Joel Ciotti - bass * Kelly Yacco - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 When We Were Kids * 02 Touch N Love * 03 Tonight * 04 We'll Meet Again Someday * 05 Sweet Home * 06 Big Plans * 07 I'm Sorry * 08 All For One * 09 It's Alright Now * 10 Our Hearts * 11 Dreams * 12 Don't Grow Up Too Fast * 13 Couldn't Love You More


Background
A few months back we reviewed an album by an upstate New York band called Big Krush. The mastermind of that outfit was guitarist and producer and Utica based Bob Acquaviva. In another life many years before, Bob was a member of an eighties outfit called Mere Mortals, and another outfit from the same region called Touris, the band taking its name from lead guitarist and singer Tony Touris. The band appears to have only released this one effort (thirteen tracks too), and if you are a fan of Bon Jovi or Valentine (albeit a working mans version thereof), then you'll be right at home here. Touris have obviously been influenced by other acts from that 1989-1991 era, and this comes out in their music too, with Touris having listened to Jon Bon Jovi and Hugo (a la Valentine) by the sounds of things.


The Songs
Because there are so many songs, I won't go through each of them otherwise I'll be here all day. Hard to ignore the eighties hair metal riffarama of 'Touch N Love', not unlike Warrant circa their 1989 debut. 'Tonight' has lovely Giuffria and House Of Lords type keyboard layers, the mid-paced track offset by some Vito Bratta influenced solos from Mr Touris. 'Sweet Home' has a few AOR attributes while 'All For One' is quite a hard rockin' tune. A couple of teary-eyed ballads in 'Tonight', 'I'm Sorry' and 'Our Hearts' softens things up. The rest of the material tends to wash over me unfortunately, not really settling into my consciousness at all.


In Summary
If any of you read the Heavy Harmonies, you'd be fooled into thinking that 'Big Plans' was the best album of the nineties! Well I can assure you that it isn't, but it does have its moments. For an indie it has all the qualities that you'd expect from a low key release. Great that there are thirteen tracks, even though half is what I would call filler.


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