Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Guys she's on Facebook, I...
Maybe Franne was friends ...
Rudy was co-written by Fe...
Great album and excellent...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Redefined ...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Eye Of The...
Keldian - 2017 Blood Red ...
No, I'm changing my mind ...
Code Red - 2017 Heat Of T...
Yeah, I quite liked this,...
Midnite City - 2017 Summe...
Target - 1979 Taxman [yo...
Cher - 1982 Rudy [youtub...
Cher - 1982 Games [youtu...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 1997 Articles » Loud And Clear - 1997 Loud And Clear
 
Loud And Clear - 1997 Loud And Clear



ARTIST: Loud And Clear
ALBUM: Loud And Clear
LABEL: Self Released
YEAR: 1997
CD REISSUE: 1997, Avalon (Japan), MICY-1030

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Jess Harnell - lead and backing vocals * Chuck Duran - all guitars, backing vocals * Mark Allardyce - bass, backing vocals * Craig Shaw - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Always Just Beyond * 02 Simple Girls * 03 Being Here * 04 I'm In Love * 05 Kool Kind Of Look * 06 Love Is Too Demanding * 07 Wardance * 08 Oh, Jane * 09 Gonna Make A Man Out Of You * 10 Summer Love


Background
More recently, this band have developed a second life as the outfit Rock Sugar. Their mashup album at the start of the year 'Reimaginator' caused a few eyebrows to be raised. However, leaving the mashup distraction behind for a few minutes, I think you'll find the genuine article being Loud And Clear, with a view to being Journey disciples already well established in melodic rock circles. Formed in 1990, many underground traders will recall the Loud And Clear demos circulating as far back as 1991, the band even being interviewed in Boulevard magazine at the time.


The Songs
However, it wouldn't be until later in the decade that Jess Harnell and the boys would release these demos as an official but self-released CD in 1997, which would then be followed up by a more lavish CD reissue by Avalon Japan later that year. Certainly, tracks such as 'Love Waits', 'Candle In The Window', 'Waiting For The Roar', the Triumph like ballad 'Hold On' or even the magnificent 'I Wanna Rock With You' with its shades of Def Leppard all reek of the best early 90's material coming out of Los Angeles pre and post grunge.


In Summary
Loud And Clear would release another CD in 2002 called 'Disc Connected', while Jess Harnell would release a 1998 solo CD for the Japanese market. To my way of thinking, Loud And Clear are a far superior brand of melodic rock than the gimmick that is Rock Sugar, and a refresher course listening to this album reinforces that view even more.


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


 
This article has been tagged
 
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
Moon, Eve - 1981 Eve Moon, Saxon - 2009 Into The Labyrinth, Sugarcreek - 1981 Live At The Roxy, Simon Says - 1991 Spin This, Frozen Tears - 1997 Silence Of The Night, Riot - 1979 Narita, Ancara - 2009 Chasing Shadows, Snowfall - 2013 Cold Silence, Flagship - 2005 Maiden Voyage, Marino, Frank (and Mahogany Rush) - 1980 Whats Next, Jato - 1987 Jato, Automatix, The - 1983 Night Rider, Sugarcreek - 1981 Live At The Roxy, Book Of Reflections - 2004 Book Of Reflections, Brother Firetribe - 2014 Diamond In The Firepit
Tags©
The Koo Mystic Healer Mark Mangold Dareforce Brainstorm Dare Demon Pride Of Lions Smith And D Abo Cast Of Shadows Smak FM (Canada) Buster Brown Strangeways Osanna Shannon Randy Bishop Bishop And Gwinn Marty Gwinn Snowfall Fergie Frederiksen Konkurent (Bulgaria) Von Groove Michael Shotton Ted Poley Silver Shadow Streek Insight Night Ranger Summers Q5 Rose (Canada) Tank Glass Tiger
All Tags
Search DDG