Katmandu Katmandu (Epic) 1991

1. "The Way You Make Me Feel" (3:56)
2. "God Part II" (3:06)
3. "Love Hurts" (3:30)
4. "Sometimes Again" (5:30)
5. "When the Rain Comes" (6:07)
6. "Heart and Soul" (3:43)
7. "Ready for the Common Man" (5:13)
8. "Only the Good Die Young" (4:26)
9. "Let the Hearteache Begin" (4:39)
10. "Medicine Man" (4:02)
11. "Pull Together" (4:19)
12. "Warzone" (4:15)

This is one of those discs that proves the importance of having good album cover art. I swear I have seen this CD a hundred times over in the used bins over the years and never even picked it up to check it out. I suppose it just didn't look like something I was interested in. I didn't even realize that Katmandu is the band that vocalist Dave King migrated to after leaving Fastway. So, when a friend sent me a copy of this I was more than amused to find an album that is decent hard rock that, to me, sounds like a cross of Fastway, Firehouse and Great White. Actually Great White is probably a good comparison. "Heart and Soul" comes across with a melacholy Led Zeppelin vibe. "God Part II" is a U2 cover. Had I not known this was a cover song I would never have guessed as it really blends in with the band's originals. "Ready for the Common Man" has some killer layered vocal melodies that makes this song stick out as one of the best on the disc. For the most part though, songs like "The Way You Make Me Feel" and "Only the Good Die Young" have that Great White/Fastway vibe.

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