1990's blues based hard rock band that released their first album in 1990, just before the grunge explosion that destroyed rock music in the 90's. Beggars and Thieves recorded a follow-up album a year or two later, but because of the record company, it was shelved til 1997, and later released as "Look What you Create." They released "Grey Album" in 1999 as well. Bassist Phil Soussan also played with Ozzy Osbourne and Dio. Drummer Bobby Borg was also played on Warrant's "Belly to Belly Vol. 1." Louie Merlino was in a band with Dana Strum (Slaughter) in the mid 80's.

Beggars & Thieves Beggars & Thieves (Atlantic) 1990

1. "No More Broken Dreams " (6:16)
2. "Billy Knows Better " (5:48)
3. "Waitin' For The Man" (4:02)
4. "Your Love Is In Vain" (5:10)
5. "Isn't It Easy" (4:14)
6. "Let's Get Lost" (5:10)
7. "Heaven and Hell" (5:07)
8. "Love Junkie" (4:45)
9. "Kill Me" (3:45)
10. "Love's A Bitch" (4:25)
11. "Beggars and Thieves" (5:11)

Yet another good, melodic blues based hard rock CD that got lost and overlooked in the hair band shuffle of the early 90's. Melodic song writing Reminds me slightly of Badlands had they written more anthemic songs with sing-a-long choruses. Also compares to 21 Guns a bit, especially in the vocals. "Isn't It Easy," "Heaven & Hell," and the mellowdramatic, and somewhat melancholy "Beggars and Thieves" could easily have been radio hits, had this band had a better push. "Beggars and Thieves" is actually my favorite song on the disc as it has a certain flair and emotion that is captivating. Beggars and Thieves is certainly not a metal release, but for those rare moments of mellowness, a good listen from start to finish.

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