Radiation Romeos

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Release Date: 2nd June 2017
Record Label: Frontiers Records
Total Tracks: 11
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Parramore McCarty anyone? Yes, exactly… the guy, who back in 1985 sang on one the cornerstones in US Metal: Fighting for the Earth by Warrior. Later on he has appeared on the only Steve Steven’s Atomic Playboys album ever released and the inspiration for the band name Radiation Romeos comes from a Steve Steven’s Atomic Playboys song.

Looking at the front cover might lead to the assumption that he’s back doing US Metal, but I must inform any hopeful that this is a somewhat different ballgame: a fine combination of US Hard Rock and AOR.

And working with one of Frontiers Records most used songwriters and producers: Michael Voss on this self-titled debut album has really paid off. They do thankfully not fall into the trap many AOR bands do these days; no, at no point do they become cheesy and predictable. Even though not all songs are not of the highest calibre, the highlights surely make up for the few weaker songs.

First class AOR is hard to come by these days, and even though this isn’t a strict AOR album, there’s still plenty for AOR aficionados to pick up on on Radiation Romeos.

Good one!

Best moments: ‘Ocean Drive’, ‘Like an Arrow’, ‘Promised Land’ and ‘Monstertraxx’.

Tracklist:

01. Radiation Romeos (4:23)
02. Ocean Drive (4:47)
03. Bad Bad Company (4:22)
04. Mystic Mountain (3:59)
05. Like an Arrow (5:00)
06. Promised Land (6:03)
07. Castaway (4:04)
08. Ghost Town (4:58)
09. Til the End of Time (3:56)
10. On the Tight Rope (4:30)
11. Monstertraxx (4:29)

Playing Time: 50:48
Line-Up:

Parramore McCarty - Vocals
Doc Heyne - Guitars
Jogi Spittka - Bass
Gereon Homann - Drums

Kenn Jensen
About Kenn Jensen 288 Articles
When I kicked this site off back in 2003, I had no idea that it would turn into what it has become. I am very proud of what we've done and achieved over the years. Musically I have a soft spot for 80s inspired hard rock, but my favourite music and bands are all to be found in the progressive universe these days.

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