Razormaid (USA)

Hard Rock, Melodic Rock , AOR , Blues Rock , Glam & Sleaze Rock , West Coast , Christian Rock
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Razormaid (USA)

Príspevokod užívateľa Horex » 01 Feb 2023, 07:44

Razormaid - First Cutt (1987) (Toe Jams Records Edition 2000)

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Year : 1987 (Toe Jams Records Edition 2000)
Style : Glam Hard Rock
Country : United States
Audio : 320 kbps + scans
Size : 102 mb


Bio:

Razormaid were formed in 1983, but they appeared in the discography only once with the album "First Cutt" in 1987.To state that we are referring to an underrated band is really an understatement. The Americans were not just a talented band that musical history has done injustice to. On the contrary, they were an amazing band whose case justifies the old statement that in this world it is not enough to be great to be recognized. "First Cutt" is one of the best albums of the American heavy metal scene.With two excellent guitarists, Curt Mitchell and John Kirk, who reflect influences from classical music as well as George Lynch on the rhythmic parts and Axel Rudi Pell on the great solos, and the fine vocals of Jamie Lee, Razormaid have delivered to the community of hard rock fans a "precious metal" of inestimable value. The entire album is on a very high level however "Blue Thunder" "Obsession" "Rock 'n' Roll Invasion (I wonder what Skid Row were listening to at the time)" "Livin' on the Run" stand out while "Victim of the Night", "Too Late" and "Sooner or Later" flatten everything. The band's main influence seems to have been Dokken however the quality of the band is such that it makes any influences recede in the face of their presence. Too bad its duration was so short.

Album:

Likely a fairly unknown album to many, RAZORMAID’s sole record, 1987’s ”First Cutt”, is a pretty fantastic slice of late ’80s American glam metal / melodic hard. Take the Dokken atmopheres, the punchy riffs of early Icon, and some melodies from Lillian Axe, and we have RAZORMAID’s sound.Founded by future Bangalore Choir guitarists Curt Mitchell & John Kirk, ”First Cutt” is aof course a guitar driven album plenty or catchy riff, arpeggios ans solos, but also catchiness, commanded by the sexy voice of Jim “Jamie Lee” Garrett. Vocally Jamie Lee has a strong bit of Don Dokken going on, mainly on the high notes where he channels quite a lot of the classic vocalist.This is the remastered reissue of ”First Cutt”, correcting the bass presence which was originally less audible, and overall making the whole thing suited for modern media players.While perhaps not as instant as the aforementioned bands – the band focus wasn’t a hit single, but a ‘complete album’ – this is a very strong effort from a band that met it’s demise far too early.Among our favorites there’s ‘Livin’ On The Run‘, the album opener ‘Sooner Or Later‘, and closer ‘Racing With Time‘. All three are terrific songs and will give you all you need to know about how these guys sound and the strength of this LP.‘Fight For Your Love‘, ‘Blue Thunder‘, and especially ‘Victim Of The Night‘ are highlight too, that keep the first half of this record going on a high note. ‘Second Time Around‘ dials things way back with the slowest track of the album. A fine ballad where the vocals are terrific.Then we are right back to rocking out with two excellent tracks in ‘Too Late‘ and the aforementioned ‘Racing With Time‘ that rounds out the album and ends it like it started, on a kickin’, hard rocking note.All in all this is an often overlooked gem of a record for the genre that has some excellent guitar work, vocals and melodies that fans of early Dokken and Lillian Axe will likely find this a great addition to their music library.

Line Up:

Jim “Jamie Lee” Garrett – Vocals - see also: ex-Whyte Widow, ex-Wild Child
Curt Mitchell – Guitar - see also: ex-Bangalore Choir
John Kirk – Guitar - see also: ex-Bangalore Choir
Dave Wix – Bass
Dean Clarkson – Drums

Production:

Cover, Design [Logo] – Brad Coffel
Crew – Chuck Donohue, Craig Spainhower, Don Dory
Design Concept [Cover Concept] – Craig Spainhower, Curt Mitchell (2), Dave Wix*, John Kirk
Engineer – Mark Ishikawa
Hair – Dinah D. Reese
Lighting – Carter Gilinsky, Kent Vizina, Rich Howe
Make-Up – Robin Pollock
Management – Dave Hogle
Model [Girl On Cover] – Roxanne Bell
Photography By [Cover] – Robert Lewis
Photography By [Inner Photography], Design – Craig Spainhower, Greg Dobkins
Producer – Curt Mitchell
Songwriter [All Songs Written By}] – Razormaid
Technician [Sound] – Leonard Zylstra

Tracklist:

01. Sooner Or Later
02. Fight For Your Love
03. Blue Thunder
04. Obsession
05. Livin’ On The Run
06. Victim Of The Night
07. Rock’n Roll Invasion
08. The Drifter
09. Second Time Around
10. Too Late
11. Racing With Time


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