OK, I know that nostalgia plays a big roll in music taste. Angel's "White Hot" is no where near the heavy metal that "Helluva Band" was. I probably should hate this album but I actually really like it. Angel were desperate to make it by this point in their career. For for some reason, despite the fact that they had the image, the cool logo, the label backing, the press, the big stage show, the songs, the chops and everything else going for them, they couldn't break big like label mates Kiss and Parliament. In order to gain a wider audience Angel went for the mid 70's pop rock sound. It did help to boost their sales slightly, as "White Hot" became the band's biggest selling record. I have several favorite son this disc including the rocking abum opener "Don't Leave Me Lonely". "Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore" has a catchy, sing-along chorus. "Got Love If You Want It" is a pretty heavy song, that would have been even heavier with a slightly dirtier, meaner production. "The Winter Song" is a cool ballad. This song was later reworked into a Christmas song called "The Christmas Song." "White Hot" also sport an incredibly cool cover.
At the last minute "Winter Song" was added to this album in replace of a song called "Better Days", which was released on a very obscure 45 RPM single. Would be nice to see this song added to a remastered version of "White Hot". "Winter Song" was originally recorded as "The Christmas Song" to be released in October as a 45 before the release of "White Hot." AngelRocks.com has an MP3 of this song posted, although I don't know how long this MP3 will be there: http://www.angelrocks.com/angelbetterdays.mp3
Angel's last studio disc for ten years is actually a lot better than most reviewers said at the time. Granted it's in a more pop oriented direction, but overall it's still one fine rock 'n roll disc. Angel had seen an increase in popularity with "White Hot", their most successful album to date. "Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore", a hit cover of the Rascals, helped propel that album up the charts. With "Sinful" the band was attempting to create another hit single. The flamboyant, progressive sounds that had been heard on the band's debut have long since been replaced by more straight forward hard rock. Unfortunately the album didn't do quite as well as the band or their label had hoped, never even breaking the top 100 on the pop charts. Still, this album is chock full of great songs. Probably the most obvious is "L.A. Lady", a glam rocker that easily would have been a hit had it been released a few years later in the midst of the up-rise in metal in the 80's. "Bad Time", the song that closed out side one of the record, was a darker song lyrically. Edwin Lionel "Punky" Meadows guitars are heard loud and clear throughout this album. His distinctive tone is what starts side two of the record with "Waited A Long Time". This song is actually a pretty heavy song, with clearly heard bass and a heavy guitar riff. Unfortunately the crisp, pop production stripped away what could have been a much heavier song.
Originally this album was to be called "Bad Publicity" and had a totally different cover. Apparently, Casablanca felt this cover would ruin Angel's image. It is rumored that Neil Bogart was concerned that the young lady leaning over the railing in the background wasn't wearing any underwear. Still, some promo copies with the original cover art made it out onto the market. From the information I have gathered on-line, there are less than 50 of these actually in circulation. I wonder if the "tougher" looking cover might have actually helped this one to sell a bit more. I tend to think that some fans were beginning to be put off by Angel's lilly white image at this point in the game.
After the recall, the records were stripped from their covers, the original covers destroyed, and the records and sleeve replaced into the new, white "Sinful" covers. Original vinyl pressings of "Sinful" still have "Bad Publicity" printed on the record label itself. Repressed versions have "Sinful" printed on the Casablanca label. Some copies still had the original picture sleeve, but most repressings were given generic Casablanca sleeves.
The CD reissue includes this banned cover art inside the insert. The CD reissue also includes two bonus tracks, "Virginia" a cool power ballad, and "20th Century Foxes" a terrible disco track written for the movie of the same name.
In 2005 Hip-O Select re-released "Sinful" on CD, without the two bonus tracks that were on the Mercury Records version.
Angel - Live Without A Net (Mercury) 1980
Angel - Live Without A Net (BGO Records) 1980
Great live set that includes all the fun excesses of a 70's metal show including extended songs, keyboard, guitar and drum solos as well as a good selection of material from the band's discography. Angel also included a charged up cover of David Bowie's "All The Young Dudes." "Live Without A Net" is a fine career retrospect of a band that was most certainly one of the under appreciated bands of the 70's. It's a shame that this had to be the band's last official album for over a decade. I often wonder, had a live album been released only a few years earlier in Angel's career would they have taken off like Kiss or Peter Frampton? Both these artists struggled before their ground breaking live albums were released. Also band's like UFO, Blue Oyster Cult and Thin Lizzy were having great success with live albums around the same time. In any case, "Live Without a Net" is an awesome live CD.
For years "Live Without A Net" was the rarest of all the Angel CDs. I'm not sure if it is because it was pressed in smaller quantities or what the reason is, but "Live Without A Net" was selling constantly for no less than $50 on eBay. "Live Without A Net" was remastered and re-released on a single CD on Europe's BGO Records in 2006. The BGO release also contains an 8-page, full-color booklet with photos and a biography.
Angel - An Anthology (Mercury) 1992
Anthology was the first of any of Angel's music to see reissue on CD, so of course, I had to own it. The disc contains material from all of their albums, except "Live Without a Net." It is really interesting to see the progression in this band. As was true of a lot of the 70's hard rock bands, including label mates KISS, Angel headed into a more pop-rock direction in an attempt to gain (or hold on to) a fan base. Still Angel had a certain charisma that holds true for all their music and this disc is a nice collection of it. The disc also includes a decent bio and a few photos, although I would have liked to have seen a few more. There is also a few rarities on "Anthology" including the "Christmas Song," which is a rewrite of the "Winter Song" and "20th Century Foxes" which was the theme song of the movie by the same name. Unfortunately, while it may have worked for the movie, by itself it is a rather dull song. One other thing about this disc is that it rekindled my interest in Angel after hearing incredible songs like "Tower" and "On and On." Of course, to find their CDs has been a struggle, as they are far and few between, selling on eBay for anywhere from $30 to $100 each. OUCH!
Apcalis SX is a jelly solution for the treatment of male erectile dysfunction, often called impotence.
Cheapest kamagra oral jelly online doctor consultation for viagra apcalis sx oral jelly - orange 20mg cystone dose vardenafil kaufen in der schweiz. Viagra for sale qld viagra for sale us propranolol online bestellen apcalis oral jelly preisvergleich apcalis oral-jelly erfahrungsbericht. Vardenafil 10 mg kaufen apcalis-sx 20 mg cena kamagra oral jelly for sale australia vardenafil 40 mg kaufen apcalis oral jelly einnahme. Kamagra oral jelly next day delivery uk kamagra oral jelly for sale in usa order flagyl online next day delivery apcalis oral jelly. Flagyl online free shipping apcalis kamagra oral jelly viagra for sale europe cystone syrup dosage apcalis sx oral jelly - orange 20mg. Apcalis oral jelly 20mg kamagra jelly online kaufen flagyl online overnight online pharmacy canada regulations kamagra jelly next day delivery uk viagra for sale edmonton. Viagra for sale olx flagyl online overnight delivery kamagra jelly uk next day delivery vardenafil generika kaufen apcalis-sx oral jelly pl. Apcalis sx oral jelly 20mg propranolol ohne rezept bestellen viagra for sale ontario viagra for sale perth propranolol bestellen ohne rezept viagra for sale over the counter. Cystone tablets dosage apcalis sx 20 kaufen Sildenafil online canadian pharmacy kamagra oral jelly for sale uk apcalis oral jelly online apcalis sx oral jelly 20mg. Kamagra jelly online uk cystone syrup dose propranolol bestellen belgie apcalis oral jelly g√ľnstig kaufen himalaya cystone syrup dosage. Cystone himalaya dosage does kamagra oral jelly make you last longer propranolol 40 mg bestellen apcalis 20mg oral jelly. Kamagra fast apcalis oral jelly viagra for sale west midlands vardenafil ohne rezept kaufen cystone tab dosage. Buy flagyl online fast delivery apcalis sx 10 mg apcalis oral jelly preis kamagra jelly online australia. Acheter apcalis 20mg viagra for sale england viagra for sale overnight delivery flagyl online overnight shipping vardenafil kaufen schweiz.
Apcalis sx $1.99 - pills Per pill
Valtrex buy online cheap letrozole femara buy uk order valtrex online canada adoxa dosage for acne apcalis uk next day delivery. Buy letrozole femara online buy cheap femara online where to order valtrex online adoxa 150 mg coupons femara buy uk. Buy valtrex online cheap canada cheap valtrex online apcalis oral jelly 20mg wirkung cheap eriacta uk adoxa 100mg adoxa 150 mg reviews valtrex 500 online cheap eriacta. Apcalis oral jelly cena cheap eriacta tablets xenical over the counter usa adoxa dosage can you buy xenical over the counter in usa. Buy femara online cheap order valtrex online apcalis sx oral jelly uk letrozole femara buy apcalis sx oral jelly apcalis-sx oral jelly cena. Generic viagra sildenafil lignocaine cream viagra cream uk buy femara canada apcalis oral jelly next day delivery apcalis oral jelly kaufen. Apcalis oral jelly uk buy femara letrozole buy femara 2.5mg Phenergan australia over the counter adoxa 150 mg dosage apcalis sx oral jelly wirkung apcalis oral jelly online. Femara letrozole buy where can i order valtrex online buy femara for infertility apcalis next day delivery buy femara letrozole online tab adoxa 100mg. Maxalt online pharmacy buy valtrex cheap online where can i buy femara-letrozole buy femara australia femara to buy adoxa 100mg for acne buy femara cheap. Apcalis jelly buy generic femara adoxa 75 mg adoxa oral buy valtrex online australia buy femara in canada cheap apcalis online buy femara online uk. Femara buy adoxa ep 75 mg apcalis tadalafil jelly adoxa dosage for uti apcalis 20mg oral jelly adoxa acne dosage apcalis oral jelly australia. Kamagra fast apcalis oral jelly buy apcalis jelly apcalis oral jelly 20mg cheap apcalis uk buy femara india adoxa 150 mg acne. Canada pharmacy online coupon code Is generic viagra available in europe buy valtrex online uk can i buy xenical over the counter in usa. Adoxa 150 mg buy femara novartis buy generic valtrex online canada buy femara online usa viagra cream australia. Buy femara in uk buy apcalis jelly uk apcalis oral jelly next day delivery buy femara online buy femara online india apcalis oral jelly cheap buy generic valtrex online cheap. Apcalis jelly uk cheapest valtrex online apcalis kamagra oral jelly where to buy viagra cream apcalis oral jelly. Buy valtrex online with prescription buy femara in australia cheap apcalis buy femara letrozole uk femara buy online apcalis oral jelly wirkung.
Apcalis-sx 20 mg apcalis oral jelly predaj apcalis sx oral jelly erfahrungen gabapentin 800 cena cheap viagra cialis levitra buying zovirax cream online. Avapro coupon program cheap cialis viagra online cheap safe cialis prazosin hcl generic apcalis sx 20mg oral jelly. Lek gabapentin teva cena Kamagra online uk next day delivery motilium domperidone medicine review cheap cialis from usa. Prazosin generic name gabapentin 400 cena cheap cialis professional apcalis sx oral jelly - orange 20mg cheap cialis and viagra apcalis-sx tadalafil 20 mg. Apcalis sx oral jelly 5mg apcalis sx tadalafil oral jelly avapro free coupons apcalis-sx tablets 20 mg buy zovirax cream online canada buy apcalis online. Gabapentin teva cena zovirax order online cheap cialis new zealand buying zovirax ointment online gabapentin teva 300 mg ce