Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Classic Badlands Albums Featuring Jake E. Lee To See Reissue April 27th

On April 27, Rock Candy Records will reissue hard rock band Badland's long out of print first two albums, 1989's self-titled release and 1991's Voodoo Highway. Both albums will be available for purchase at the label's website.

Featuring super-guitarist Jake E. Lee, fresh from a massively successful tenure with Ozzy Osbourne, together with hugely talented vocalist Ray Gillen, Badlands are a prime example of a group that seemingly had it all in the palm of their hand yet somehow yet managed to spectacularly underachieve. The band's drummer Eric Singer went on to play with rock legends KISS, and currently appears in the band with the cat makeup.

The Badlands debut album had seduced fans and critics alike with confident earthy blues rock performed with a sway and swagger that suggested it was just a matter of time before the band would achieve international fame and fortune. Crammed to the brim with solid yet melodic hard rock, the follow-up material is faithful to the band's original concept and co-opts the best of the early seventies, lacing it with the sound of futuristic blues.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That these albums are being re-released by Rock Candy Records after such a long period of being ignored and overlooked by American record labels is a testament that some in this world know high-quality, no-frills blues-rock music when they hear it. My thanks to the label for remastering these all-too-unknown recordings. Also, great thanks to Jake E. Lee and the other members of Badlands for wanting to make music their way.

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