Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
Neal Schon - 1989 The The...
Valentine - 1990 Where Ar...
Burns Sisters - 1989 Answ...
Distance - 1989 Speech Of...
Distance - 1989 Softly Sp...
Well her real name is Fra...
It is weird that her firs...
Franne Golde - 1980 The N...
Masquerade - 1992 Sudden ...
I look to the sky with a ...
Lame arsed Home Counties...
Filth. Utter, Utter, Utter.
Another fine example of a...
For me Salisbury is their...
Can't believe I never com...
I saw Priest live in 2005...
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

gdazegod
19-11-2017 09:44
Burn (UK) will have their new album 'Ice Age' released in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on Nov 22. The album is then released worldwide on Jan 19th 2018 via Melodicrock Records.

gdazegod
19-11-2017 09:40
I was a bit cranky last week, waiting for various things to happen with the website transition. God it's good to be back. Didn't Gary Glitter sing a song like that? dogrun

gdazegod
19-11-2017 07:06
Note to all Members. Please review your Message inboxes. Some of these are getting rather large. Thanks.

gdazegod
19-11-2017 03:05
OK, all the YouTube videos are working again. Just use the YT link, and then encase in tags [ youtube] at the start, [/ youtube] at the end. Cool. Thumbs Up

gdazegod
12-11-2017 02:39
Starting to crank out some reviews now. Woah!

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 1989 Articles » Hiroshima - 1989 Hiroshima
 
Hiroshima - 1989 Hiroshima



ARTIST: Hiroshima
ALBUM: Hiroshima
LABEL: Avispa
SERIAL: ALP-004
YEAR: 1989
CD REISSUE: 1999, Foque (Spain), FCD-016

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Jose Miguel Ross - vocals * Carlos Rufo - guitars * Sebastian Arroyo - bass * Gerardo Munoz - keyboards * Fernando P. Cobo - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Come On * 02 Forever * 03 Missing You * 04 Broken Heart * 05 Loneliness * 06 Feel The Wind * 07 Don't Close Your Eyes * 08 Tell Me What You Want * 09 We Belong


Background
Spain delivered a couple of decent melodic rock bands during the late 80's. Counted on one hand were: Jupiter, Niagara, Sangre Azul, Tarzen, and Iberia.. among others. We can also factor in these rockers from Madrid: called Hiroshima. Quite why they are opted for a Japanese name is beyond me, but that they did, forming in 1986 but not recording their first (and only) album until 1989. They released two singles (with B sides) beforehand, and all four songs made it to the 9 track debut album, released on Avispa Records.




The Songs
If you combine the Spanish way of playing melodic hard rock with the Swedish way, then Hiroshima are for you. They are keyboard capable, with ivory-laden melodic rock in the vein of early Treat and Dalton mixed in with Spanish rivals Niagara. There are definitely some racy tunes here, which sound so grounded in the 80's, big chant-laden vocals, synth heavy and chugging guitar riffs. The highlights for me are numerous, but factor in the synth struck 'Forever', the obvious radio ballad 'Missing You', Scandi like tracks 'Tell Me What You Want', 'We Belong' and the big choruses evident in the rather tasty 'Loneliness' and 'Broken Heart'.


In Summary
Probably the only let down for me would be the lead vocals (which are a bit off-center) and the production, with the lead guitar slightly pushed back in the mix for my liking. I'd like to hear the proper CD recording (1999 CD from Spanish label Foque) before I cast a final judgement on this album, as I think overall it's very good. Track it down if you know what's good for you.


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


 
This article has been tagged
Tags: Hiroshima 
 
Comments
#1 | dtabachn on July 26 2016 08:21:33
Nice to have a review on a Spanish band, George. I have this on digital and really like it. I will provide a review on perhaps the greatest Spanish heavy rock band, Baron Rojo. They sing in Spanish and if you can bear with it, the music is amazing. Tarzen, led by the Argentine Peyronel brothers, is also worth reviewing. I will write something on them as well.
#2 | gdazegod on July 26 2016 08:49:02
Hiroshima - 1989 Tell Me What You Want
YouTube Video:


or direct to YouTube: YouTube Video:
#3 | reyno-roxx on July 26 2016 09:48:39
The vocalist is the weakest link. 'Missing You' clearly influenced by Def Leppard.
#4 | melodiapositiva on July 26 2016 16:35:05
I'm spanish and i've listened to almost every 80's spanish aor bands .My opinion is the same for all of them, they have good songs, good musicians but the production are poor in most of them.
Maybe the better of them are Sangre azul in aor, and of course Baron rojo in hard rock/heavy .
#5 | jefflynnefan on July 26 2016 19:59:11
Currently the only AOR from Spain that I have is the debut cd by '91 Suite'. I should listen to some more.
#6 | reyno-roxx on July 27 2016 17:08:31
Sangre Azul were pretty good. I think it made a difference that they sang in their native tongue. Santa were a particular favourite of mine in terms of Spanish rock bands though.
#7 | windsofmarch on August 04 2016 21:42:56
Try Golden Farm - Angel's Tears (Avispa, 2001). An amazing melodic rock act from Spain with only one album.
YouTube Video:
 
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
 
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

100% 100% 0% [No Votes]
95% 95% 0% [No Votes]
90% 90% 0% [No Votes]
85% 85% 100% [1 Vote]
80% 80% 0% [No Votes]
75% 75% 0% [No Votes]
70% 70% 0% [No Votes]
65% 65% 0% [No Votes]
60% 60% 0% [No Votes]
55% 55% 0% [No Votes]
50% 50% 0% [No Votes]
45% 45% 0% [No Votes]
40% 40% 0% [No Votes]
35% 35% 0% [No Votes]
30% 30% 0% [No Votes]
25% 25% 0% [No Votes]
20% 20% 0% [No Votes]
15% 15% 0% [No Votes]
10% 10% 0% [No Votes]
 
Articles Cloud
American Girls - 1986 American Girls, Fire (Malta) - 2009 Thrill Me, Danger Danger - 1991 Screw It, Mamas Boys - 1987 Growing Up The Hard Way, Ronstadt, Linda - 1980 Mad Love, Saxon - 1997 Unleash The Beast, Metallica - 2008 Death Magnetic, Tank - 2015 Valley Of Tears, Striker (Canada) - 2017 Striker, Breaking Benjamin - 2004 We Are Not Alone, Boyzz, The - 1978 Too Wild To Tame, Secret Steps - 1985 Confidential, Emerald Rain - 2000 Live 2K, Radiation Romeos - 2017 Radiation Romeos, Kamelot - 2007 Ghost Opera
Tags©
Heart Pain Of Salvation Flame Magnum (USA) Cinema Face Daylight Robbery The Scorpions Blanc Faces The Clarks Gary Moore Graphite Dare EP FM (UK) Danny Danzi Warrant The Rollers Nexx Thundermother Fosterchild Robert Tepper Dante Fox Dream Theater Marianus Lake Sorcery Lords Of Mercy Billy Pilgrim Flash And The Pan Automatic Man Rock Candy Records Zebra
All Tags
Search DDG