Monday, September 10, 2012

Forgotten Gems-Meghan-s/t

Meghan - EP 1987

I listen to a lot of albums and frequently I just give them a listen without looking up and information about them beforehand. Maybe this leads to me having to hear a lot of crap, but it quickly becomes obvious whether an album is worth me continuing on listening to it or not. I had a few downloads of hard rock stuff form the 80's and 90's that I was going through recently. I was going through them quickly which is a sign that most of them were lousy. However I came upon this EP from 1987 and just a few seconds into the opener "Don't think twice" had me knowing I had a found a gem. As the album continued the fact that is was a gem was confirmed.I couldn't  find much information about Meghan or this album. It was an independent release in 1987 and one source said it was only put out on vinyl. Beyond that all I know about this album is what's in the music. This is a blend of hard rock/AOR with a touch of metal. The vocals remind some of Ann Wilson from Heart which is a huge compliments. The vocals really make this album and I very impressed with the range and power of the vocals on every song. Musicly think Dokken and Lion as they band kind of goes between melodic and heavy. Honestly they are better than just a backing band because the music is almost as good as the vocals and that is saying something. Whoever twisted the knobs on this album deserves a shout out too because the production is equal to good major label production values of the time. A shame that there isn't more information about this one and it's too bad that Meghan didn't record more because this is a solid and impressive album.

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Blogger Andy said...

I'd be really interested to hear this one Mark.

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not long ago the italian traditional heavy metal band SIGN OF THE JACKAL did a cover of HEAD OVER HEELS from MEGHAN. Its on their THE BEYOND compilation cd/lp. If you like bands like WARLOCK check them out.

1:16 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

@ Anonymous-do a quick search and you will see we covered that album and, yes, it is an epic little monster of an album!

4:08 PM  

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