the Melodic and Hard Rock community there are numerous bands that
didnít get the recognition they deserved in the late 80's, with many
bands just coming into their own around the impact of Grunge.
Record labels were suddenly deserting bands for the latest trend and one
band that fell into that category are Britton. The band led by Michael
Britton and Jim McMellen along with Skip Frank, Patrick Schunk and Gary
Holland were the epitome of the scene at that time, with great music
invoked with great melodies and big hooks and in Britton a fine vocal
suited to the scene, powerful yet melody laden.
It's hard to imagine itís been twenty years since to band's 'Rock Hard' album was first release in 1988, but thatís exactly how long itís been. So to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the album, 'Rock Hard' has been re-mastered and re-released with not just the original tracks but also some bonus tracks. All in all totaling some twenty tracks of pure 80's melodic rock.
With some great moments like ĎHold Oní, ĎBring On The Bodyí and ĎRock Hardí to name but a few, this is a real nostalgic look back at the scene when it dominated the world of rock. For those not familiar with the band it's also a great introduction to Britton.
This release also includes sleeve notes from Michael and Jim as they reflect on their time with the band and the scene. This is great album to bump up your collection and hopefully this will lead to the band other albums being re-released also. Anyway, where can you get twenty great rock tracks on one disc nowadays?
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