Year : 2008
Style : Sleaze Rock , Glam Rock
Country : United States
Audio : 320 kbps + scans
Size : 138 mb
Harlow was formed in 1985 in Kansas City, Missouri. Mickey Kravitz, a singer with a vision to put together a glam band that the kids in Kansas City had never seen before crossed paths with local band The Bad Boyz who were looking for a new singer to write original music with to try a get signed. He joined up with Hyland Church on guitar, guitarist Matt Cascio, drummer Mike Rubyor, and on bass, Gregg Hurla. The chemistry was awesome and the new songs started flowing freely.After writing some music in an old six story building downtown, the band decided that to do what they were trying to accomplish, they needed to live together so they could eat, drink and breath this vision. Harlow started playing local parties and then was asked to open up for a band at The Uptown Theater, a 1500 seat venue. The show went so well that the band started to headline shows there with other local bands. Also, the band’s reputation grew for being known for their drinking, partying and especially all the girls. Their house was a constant party unless they were practicing. On more than one occasion, the police would bust up a party and take one of the band members to lock-up and then the people at the house would pass around a hat to gather money to bail them out.The band hooked up with the manger of local band that had ties with Greenworld Records to record an EP. Easy So Easy, We Do What We Wanna Do, Kill Or Be Killed, Teenage Love, Gotta Get Out, and I Love Girls were recorded at Chapman Studios with the band producing and Mike Frasier engineering. The song Rock The Box was added as a bonus cut and was recorded at Chapman’s after a long night of partying at a bar and inviting 20 or so people over to the studio to sing backup vocals. Unfortunately, due to the politics of the business of Music, their EP was never released.The band members decided to peruse other interests, but always stayed in contact with one another. In 2005 Cleopatra records re-released the single “Rock the Box” on the box Set “Hollywood Rocks” along with other 80’s rockers Poison, L.A. guns, Faster Pussycat, Great White, etc…Now in 2008, Harlow has signed a deal with Retrospect Records. They are releasing a full-length album in June. The band has written some new material and will add 5 new songs with the original unreleased EP.
After the recent Junkyard posts here, one of you asked for a related band from the era; HARLOW, and their “Now And Then” album. As its title implies, the disc includes 5 new songs recorded with the band reunited some years ago (Now), and remastered tracks from Harlow’s 1986 Greenworld Records release “We Do What We Wanna Do” (Then), when they shared stages at the Sunset Strip with bands like L.A Guns, Guns N’ Roses, Faster Pussycat and more.Harlow was formed in 1985 in Kansas City, Missouri. Mickey Kravitz, a singer with a vision to put together a glam band that the kids in Kansas City had never seen before crossed paths with local band The Bad Boyz who were looking for a new singer to write original music with to try a get signed.He joined up with Hyland Church on guitar, guitarist Matt Cascio, drummer Mike Rubyor, and on bass, Gregg Hurla. The chemistry was evident and the new songs started flowing freely.In the mid-Eighties Harlow moved to Hollywood, and played at all the Sunset Strip venues and clubs. Small label Greenworld Records showed interest and the group stated to record an EP produced by themselves and Mike Frasier engineering.The early Motley Crue influenced ‘Easy So Easy’, the sleazy ‘We Do What We Wanna Do’, ‘Kill Or Be Killed’, ‘Teenage Love’, the riotous ‘Gotta Get Out’, and ‘I Love Girls’ were taped during these sessions.The song ‘Rock The Box’ was added as a bonus cut – also featured into a ‘new bands’ compilation at the time – recorded after a long night of partying at a bar and inviting 20 or so people over to the studio to sing backup vocals.Unfortunately, due to the politics of the business of music, their EP never was officially released. Here we have these ‘lost’ songs, remastered and cleaned.The new, ‘Now’ tracks are much more polished both in style and sound. While still retaining the ’80s sleazy hard rock feel – ‘Pullin’ The Strings’ sounds like 1987’s Guns N’ Roses – songs such as ‘Brothers N’ Sisters’ or ‘Dance All Night’ are much more ‘classic rock’ oriented.The fun mid-paced rocker “Fear On The Radio” features back-up vocals by Cherie Currie from The Runaways, quite similar to what LA Guns are doing right now.“Now And Then” is out of print, with remaining CD copies being sold quite expensively.A recommended slice of US sleazy rocking stuff from the bygone era.
Mickey Kravitz – vocals
Hyland Church – guitar
Matt Cascio – guitar
Gregg Hurla – bass
Mike Rubyor – drums
Cherie Currie – backing vocals on 2
01. Pullin the Strings 3:12
02. Fear on the Radio 3:22
03. Brothers N Sisters 3:50
04. Dance All Night 3:03
05. What Am I Gonna Do About It 4:02
06. Rock the Box 3:05
07. Teenage Love 3:42
08. We Do What We Wanna Do 2:24
09. I Love Girls 3:37
10. Easy So Easy 2:38
11. Gotta Get Out 2:07
12. Kill or Be Killed 2:07
13. Fear on the Radio (Bonus Mix) 4:55
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