On December 7th, two amazing albums will be released to you, the amazing music loving audience. As Brian and I try to put together our 'Best Albums of 2018' list, these two releases now make an already hard decisions, EVEN HARDER!
JOHNNY GIOELI - ONE VOICE (Frontiers S.R.L.)
Johnny Gioeli has been at the music thing a long time! As the vocalist of Hardline, Gioeli made and still makes some of the best melodic rock out there. With guitarist Axel Rudi Pell, his voice and style takes on a slightly different texture, a little more aggressive, but still smooth and full of emotion. On his latest album ONE VOICE, Johnny Gioeli is in perfect form with some inspiring songs, thoughtful lyrics and infectious melodies. From start to finish every song contains passion and is able to sound new yet remain true to his 80's roots. I feel like this album more than any other in his career is the 'real' voice of Johnny Gioeli and comes across effortless, but I know a lot of hard work went into this release!
Let Me Know
Hit Me Once, Hit Ya Twice
Price We Pay
Out Of Here
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio
Johnny Gioeli: Vocals
Eric Gadrix: Guitars
Nik Mazzucconi: Bass
Marco Di Salvia: Drums
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards
video for the song Drive - www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sRvq7h1lVY
MAGIC DANCE - NEW EYES (Frontiers S.R.L.)
There was a time when 'rock' would cover multiple genres and styles. For many of us, Cyndi Lauper, The police, Pet Shop Boys and prince were as rock as ASIA, Whitesnake, Dokken and Ratt. One listen to NEW EYES and you will hear that Magic Dance feels the same way. With a heavy mix of keyboards, driving rhythms and sticky sweet vocals, Magic Dance has captured an era, a color and a mood that many of us remember with absolute fondness and love. When you listen to their sophomore album, Magic Dance really has created something very special. They may be the most melodic and softest band signed to Frontiers, but that only proves rock is rock! If you want to put on some music that will make you feel good and fill your brain and heart with happiness, this album is for you!!!!!
You're Holding Back
Never Go Back
These Four Walls
Please Wake Me
Cut Beneath The Skin
When Nothing's Real
For A Time (The End Of My World)
Looking For Love
Produced by Jonathan Siejka
Jonathan Siejka - vocals/keyboards
Kevin Krug - bass
Jack Simchak - guitars
Tim Mackey - guitars
Mike Peniston - bass
Kevin McAdams - drums
video for the song Never Go Back - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZiDRcp69Lo
The Power Chords Podcast is a twice-monthly podcast celebrating rock and metal music of the '70s, '80s, '90s and beyond. The show is co-hosted by Matt Herring and Brian LeTendre.