|Sahara Steel - 'Self Titled' (Perris Records)|
|Written by Matt Blakout|
|Monday, 05 April 2010 06:30|
As this self titled album from Sahara Steel exploded out of my speakers, I really thought it was pretty ripping, cool twin guitar attack.
Reading the blurb it states that my old mucker Anthony Focx remixed the cd for this Perris Records release and he's done a stirling job. I'm guessing, but it doesn't actually say, that this album was originally released at the same time that Kurt Cobain and his flannel shirt wearing shoe gazers burst onto the scene and everyone's hair got deflated. Great rock songs but not wimpy. It has balls - fans of Dokken, Bulletboys and Steelheart will get this, pretty much.
Great ballad in 'Heart Of Fire' and just like every great Dokken or Firehouse album of the time you had to have a great ballad. I can tell the original release must have suffered from poor production hence the Focx involvement but anyone who originally got this on vinyl should check this out on cd for the reworking.
It doesn't say anything on the info with regards to the band being an ongoing project, reformed or if this is solely a rerelease as Perris thought it was a good idea. Either way, the band showed a lot of promise and had a worthy place within the bands of the era.