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Harlan Cage - 1996 Harlan Cage



ARTIST: Harlan Cage
ALBUM: Harlan Cage
LABEL: MTM
SERIAL: 19965
YEAR: 1996

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: L.A Greene - vocals, guitars * Roger Scott Craig - keyboards, vocals

Other Players: Richie Onori - drums * Brian Peters - bass, vocals * Michael Langlan - lead guitar

TRACK LISTING: 01 Pay The Devil His Due * 02 98 In The Shade * 03 One Naked Kiss * 04 Three Nights Running * 05 Wires And Chains * 06 Kiss Of Fools * 07 Destiny * 08 Run Rebel Run * 09 Too Much * 10 Sweet Salvation * 11 Takin' Out The Trash * 12 Silver Wings * 13 Let It Rain

WEBLINKS: www.harlancage.com


Background
The fortunes of L.A (Larry) Greene and Roger Scott Craig, continue on into the nineties with their formalised band/project Harlan Cage. After the demise of eighties L.A pomp gods Fortune, and some stints with songwriting and well known movie soundtracks, the duo's collective efforts have been combined. Most of these tracks had appeared in the AOR underground during the early-mid nineties as demos under the banner of L.A Greene, but with a deal sown up with MTM Music, these tracks get an official release, and what a release it is! It's like Harlan Cage have carried on where Fortune left off, and with a vengeance. Some of these tracks are unbelievable, and I have no hesitation in declaring it one of the albums of 1996. A pompsters delight and very wet dream!


The Songs
I am sure that some of these songs have been in the can for some time, obviously '98 In The Shade' is a throwback to those Fortune days, but songs like 'Destiny' have a sure fire eighties flavour to it. Standouts are a plenty. The kick ass opener 'Pay The Devil His Due' for one. That guitar crunch really opens things up for the listener. The superb pairing of 'One Naked Kiss' and 'Three Nights Running' will put the average pompster on heart attack alert! The very definition of AOR could be best described with 'One Naked Kiss', pulsing bass, soaring keyboards, and crystalline vocals. The pomp attack continues on with 'Too Much' and the punchy 'Run Rebel Run', while some slower and more atmospheric pieces appear with 'Kiss Of Fools' and 'Sweet Salvation'.


In Summary
If there is one slight complaint it is the lyrics. Very obtuse at the best of times, though a great compelling read trying to understand it all. I'm sure Larry knows what these songs are all about.. but does anybody else? Anyway, a super album, one that deserves to have a slot reserved for it under the letter 'H'.


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#1 | Jez on June 16 2008 01:50:11
There is one big BUT with all the HC releases for me and that is that quite a few of the songs (as with the 101 South cd's) sound VERY VERY similar in places, which is slightly off putting at times. No doubt they ar a great band, although I wouldn't rate them as highly as quite a few others on various sites do.
#2 | gdazegod on December 23 2012 03:43:42
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