Debut Albums From Singers Of Great Bands9034917
Every day the birthday section of the local newspaper prints what they are called of the highly successful people who were born with that particular day, and there's almost always a leading musician listed included in this. In some cases the editor finds it required to mention the band name, since the musician probably is not known to many individuals who might understand the group.
Yesterday the paper listed Steve Vai, an esteemed however, not widely recognized guitarist. For some reason none of the bands Vai caused accompanied his name, despite the fact that that information could have helped music fans more clearly identify him.
His most famous collaboration cane through rock legend Frank Zappa, but Vai caused many noteworthy artists during the decades that followed. My first summary of Vai came through David Lee Roth, once i purchased the previous Van Halen singer's first solo album Eat 'em and Smile.
Steve Vai were built with a huge role in that album, nevertheless it still wound up with a lukewarm reception. Most fans of Van Halen, like myself, were disappointed by Roth's first solo effort.
He had not been the first singer of the great band to release a eponymous debut album that didn't live up to expectations, and here are ten others.
Mr. Bad by Freddie Mercury
Queen's front man took a disco approach to his first release without his three mates, so fans of vintage discs like A Night On the Opera and Sheer Cardiac arrest were sure to be a little disappointed. The album has some tracks who have aged well, for example "Man Made Paradise" and "Living Alone."
Self-Titled by Ian Hunter
Following the final two delightful Mott the Hoople records, Hunter did have the ability to score a hit by himself with "Once Bitten Twice Shy." Some of the other songs here, however, satisfy the standards his band had established.
The night time Fly by Donald Fagen
"New Frontier" was a huge hit and many of the songs have endured, yet overall this collection pales towards the discography of Steely Dan.
Beatitude by Ric Ocasek
It sounds like something his band The Cars might have done, only it clings too closely to a new wave sound which was already fading.
I cannot Stand Still by Don Henley
Individuals who liked the rock as well as the country phases from the Eagles probably felt some regret when the singing drummer filled his first disc with mostly unremarkable pop tunes like "Dirty Laundry."
Self-Titled by Eric Carmen
Carmen played power pop like "Go Every one of the Way" with the Raspberries, and then do a complete one eighty all by himself on songs such as "Never Gonna Fall In Love Again."
Schemer Dreamer by Steve Walsh
The energetic stage leader of Kansas broke out on his own to produce an album with simply seven songs, one ofthese was a cover of Elvis Presly's "That's Okay."
Daltrey by Roger Daltrey
Busy with starring within the rock opera Tommy and singing the majority of the songs for your Who, Daltrey probably had little while to spend on this solo release.
Pictures At Eleven by Robert Plant
He would enjoy much success being a solo artist later on, but this initial release type of went over like a lead zeppelin.
Face Value by Phil Collins
"In the Air" would be a huge hit, nevertheless the record veered a lot of from the work Collins did with Genesis during the early years.