Newcity Rockers caught the ear of the music industry and fans around the world with their 1988 remake of Led Zep’s Black Dog. At a time when the mere thought of a Led Zep remake was considered sacreligious by some, the band produced a powerful updated version that quickly shot up the Billboard charts. MTV quickly followed suit and added the band’s video in regular rotation. Phone lines were lighting up at radio stations across the US, Europe, and Japan, with listeners both outraged and excited about the song. It has been said by some music critics, that this release broke down the barrier and paved the way for many other Zep-like sounding bands such as The Cult and Ratt that ultimately went on to receive more recognition.
The band never recorded a follow-up LP, but a brief reunion in 2006, brought 2 bonus tracks to the collection, now re-released in CD form on Retrospect Records. To sweeten the pot for the fans, on the bonus tracks, the band brought in drummers Jeff Kathan (Paul Rodger’s Band) and Alan White (drummer for the band YES and the Plastic Ono Band) and bassist Wolf Ginandes (Mohegan Sun All-Stars). This record is a must have for all hard rock lovers. Great vocals, great playing and songwriting, and flawless production, this is a powerful collection from a band that left the fans wanting more.
1.Rev It Up (Cover: Treat)
2.True Fine Love
4.Black Dog (Cover: Led Zeppelin)
6.Brother Louie (Cover: Stories)
7.Break A Heart
10.Bed Of Lies (Bonus Track)
11.Shake Things Up (Bonus Track)
Ken Kozdra – Lead Vocals
Cliff Goodwin – Guitars
Brian Silva – Keyboards
Bob Rivers – Traps
NewCity Rockers – NewCity Rockers (1987)
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