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|PINK ROSE - Just What You Needed [digital reissue] (2013) |
Yeah. Finally someone has taken care to rescue one of the most obscure albums from the '80s (at least outside France): PINK ROSE's "Just What
You Needed", for the first time released digitally.
PINK ROSE born from the ashes of Parisian band Attentat Rock (who released three albums since the beginning of the eighties) when
composer and guitarist Hervé Raynal left the group in 1985.
Remaining members singer Marc Quee (from Sweden), bassist Pierre
Brémond, drummer Thierry Gaulme and guitarist Fabrice Fourgeaud decided
to carry on with the addition of ex-Satan Jokers Stephane Bonneau
occupying the guitar slot, and the band played some shows including a
few dates opening for Mama's Boys.
But the group and management decided to change the classic hard rock
style of the previous discs in favor of the Pop-Metal / Hard Rock FM
ruling the radio in America.
So not only re-named the group as PINK ROSE, they also started writing
songs with a more commercial approach, instant choruses and including a
lot AOR-synth arrangements to the music.
The result was "Just What You Needed", a disc plenty of American
sounding catchy songs, rocking guitars and radio-friendly melodies.
In fact, the title track is a pop-metal arranged cover of The Cars song,
really infectious and foot-tapping. Other numbers as "Longing for Fove"
or "Cheating Lady" are pure US Melodic Rockers with the typical sound
of the era recalling King Kobra or Icon, same with the intense
semi-ballad "Lonely in the Street".
There's some tracks retaining a more Euro Hard Rock of the band's
origins, like the Pretty Maids influenced "Rocking Child" or "Across the
Seven Seas", and to a lesser degree, the melodic hard of "Rocker" in
the vein of British wonders Shogun.
"Just What You Needed" is a lovely, catchy rocking album from a band
that never got the right push although they had the potential for big
The songs are contagious - full of clichés, yes - but the ones you love
in this genre. Good vocals, sharp guitars, a lot of synths and solid
rhythm section, correctly recorded & mixed.
Originally only available on vinyl (and impossible to find), now Mauley
Music has rescued from oblivion this truly fun disc releasing "Just What
You Needed" first time digital.
01 - Sunrise
02 - Lady from Germany
03 - Just What I Needed
04 - Longing for Love
05 - Lonely in the Street
06 - Cheating Lady
07 - Our Love
08 - Rocker
09 - Across the Seven Seas
10 - Rocking Child
Marc Quee - Lead Vocals
Fabrice Fourgeaud - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Pierre Bremond - Bass, Backing Vocals
Thierry Gaulme - Drums, Backing Vocals
Thierry Fervant - Keyboards
Elle Benali - Backing Vocals, producer
Allien - Guitar solo on 2, 3, 9, 10
Stephane Bonneau - Acoustic Guitar on 7
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