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Shire - 1984 Shire (Mini LP)

ALBUM: Shire
YEAR: 1984


LINEUP: David Anthony - vocals * Alan St. Lesa - guitars * Mick Adrian - bass * Steve Ordyke - drums * Don Dokken, Michael Wagener - production, engineering

TRACK LISTING: 01 Do You Know What It's Like * 02 All Alone * 03 By My Side No More * 04 Thinking Of You * 05 Hold On

The members of this band were only teenagers when this 1984 Mini LP was released. From Los Angeles, the quartet were deemed good enough to attract the attention of Don Dokken and German producer Michael Wagener, for this one-off 5 tracker, released on the Rosa Records label. I've seen some footage of the band on YouTube, and it looks like they are doing something in the present tense, which might be good for resurrecting memories from the era of vintage L.A rock/metal including Great White, Ratt, White Sister and Dokken themselves. Thanks to Wagener's production prowess, Shire sound pretty decent on this 5-tracker. The guitar work from Alan St Lesa keeps things in the zone, 'Do You Know What It's Like', 'All Alone' and 'Thinking Of You' are terrific, while the closer 'Hold On' typifies the NWLAHM to a tee. For those of you into the aforementioned bands before they signed to big labels, then this definitely worth a shout-out.

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#1 | gdazegod on May 23 2017 04:14:50
Shire - 1984 Shire Mini LP (full)
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#2 | Nick C on May 23 2017 08:48:46
Forgot I used to have this, on reflection I wasn't overly impressed at the time. Even playing the video doesn't ring any bells song wise, I must have got rid of it sharpish. Grin Around that time there were loads of new bands releasing E.P.s (and albums) each time I went into the record shops in Manchester there were always handful of imports vying for attention, this must have got lost in the rush for me whilst others hit the mark and are still clogging up shelf space now....but many, many got sold on.
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