Debut Albums From Singers Of Great Bands8158420
Each morning the birthday portion of the local newspaper prints what they are called of the famous people who were born with that particular day, and there's almost always a leading musician listed one of them. In some cases the editor finds it essential to mention the band name, as the musician probably is not known to lots of people who might be aware of group.
Yesterday the paper listed Steve Vai, an esteemed but not widely recognized guitarist. For some reason none of the bands Vai dealt with accompanied his name, even though that information might have helped music fans more clearly identify him.
His most popular collaboration cane through rock legend Frank Zappa, but Vai caused many noteworthy artists during the decades to come. My first review of Vai came through David Lee Roth, after I purchased the first kind Van Halen singer's first solo album Eat 'em and Smile.
Steve Vai were built with a huge role because album, nevertheless it still were left 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 your great band release a a debut album that didn't live up to expectations, and listed below are ten others.
Mr. Bad by Freddie Mercury
Queen's front man took a disco way of his first release without his three mates, so fans of vintage discs being a Night On the Opera and Sheer Cardiac event were certain to be a little disappointed. The album does have some tracks which have aged well, for example "Man Made Paradise" and "Living By myself."
Self-Titled by Ian Hunter
Following the final two delightful Mott the Hoople records, Hunter did find a way to score popular by himself with "Once Bitten Twice Shy." Several other songs here, however, satisfy the standards his band had established.
The night time Fly by Donald Fagen
"New Frontier" was obviously a huge hit and many of the songs have endured, yet overall this collection pales to the discography of Steely Dan.
Beatitude by Ric Ocasek
It may sound like something his band The Cars may have done, only it clings too closely to an alternative wave sound that has been already fading.
I Can't Stand Still by Don Henley
Those who liked the rock and 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 All of the Way" with the Raspberries, only to do a complete one eighty all by himself on songs including "Never Gonna Fall madly in love Again."
Schemer Dreamer by Steve Walsh
The energetic stage leader of Kansas broke out on his own to release an album with just seven songs, one ofthese was a cover of Elvis Presly's "That's Fine."
Daltrey by Roger Daltrey
Busy with starring in the rock opera Tommy and singing the majority of the songs for that Who, Daltrey probably had little while to spend about this solo release.
Pictures At Eleven by Robert Plant
He'd enjoy much success being a solo artist later on, but this initial release sort of went over just like a lead zeppelin.
Face Value by Phil Collins
"In the Air" was a huge hit, but the record veered an excessive amount of from the work Collins did with Genesis in the early years.