Tag Archives: melodic rock

FIREHOUSE

FIREHOUSE

FIREHOUSE (1989–PRESENT). C. J. Snare (vocals), Michael Foster (drums), Bill Leverty (guitar), Perry Richardson (bass). Firehouse found some success at the end of the pop-metal era, largely on the basis of solid, if cliched, songwriting craft that produced melodic commercial hard rock. Lacking the streetwise image of some of their contemporaries, the band also had a safer, more mainstream appeal that a broader group of fans seemed to connect with. Formed in 1989, the band won a contract Read more [...]
ASPHALT BALLET

ASPHALT BALLET

ASPHALT BALLET (1988–93). Gary Jefferies (vocals), Danny Clarke (guitar), Julius J. Ulrich (guitar), Terry Phillips (bass), Mikki Kiner (drums). A contender for the L.A. hair metal sweepstakes in the late eighties, Asphalt Ballet’s tough melodic rock never quite had a chance given their late entry on the scene. While 1991’s self-titled album showed a lot of promise, it arrived a bit late to the party, as musical tastes were moving toward alternative rock, and despite the band’s loyal Read more [...]