CD released: Jun 07, 2011
CIRCUS OF POWER
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the New York Sleaze rockers' 1990 sophomore album. Produced, like the debut album, by Daniel Rey and titled Vices (for obvious reasons), this release is finely hewn from a similar block of tough granite. Big riffs peppered with throat ripping vocals atop huge blasts of guitar are the order of the day, all expertly inserted into some of the most combustible songs the band ever penned. Incredibly, despite universal praise, the album failed to propel them into the upper echelons of the Hard Rock elite, leaving the band floundering in shallow water on a label that couldn't quite get to grips with such radically charged music. The bands last hurrah for RCA was the release of a five track live EP recorded in New York (included here as bonus material) before agreeing to disagree with the label and moving on to the more welcoming arms of Sony. Vices remains, however, an essential, overlooked classic of it's kind, a record that has found it's place with the passing of time. Rock Candy. 2010.