It has just come to my attention that my teenage years are coming back to haunt me! A kick-ass rock band from the time when my eldest daughter was born, American Angel, is restarting after a long hiatus…and are going to play at Dingbatz NJ in August. It is with this news that I became flooded with memories of seeing them perform twice at L’Amour’s (ahhhh…memories), both times with my oldest brother.
What I didn’t expect, however, was the fact that although I have their eponymous (self-titled) debut album from 1989, my collection would be incomplete. It seems that, unbeknownst to me, they had released a second album, titled “EP 92”, three years later (when my daughter was born) and a brand new album in 2007 (!). I also found out, through social media, that all three albums are available on iTunes…my ever-growing collection will be completed soon.
With hits like “Open Up the Balcony”, “Lonely Brown”, “How Can I Miss You?”, “Teenage Runaway”, and “Back To You”, frontman Rocco Fury just comes at you and doesn’t let go. Their catalog of hits I hope to enjoy in person…again…coming up in August (coincidentally, a few days after my Dal anniversary)…and I will be speaking of them in reverent tones in Rock Shop Magazine (Subscriptions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org $15 for July 2013 thru Dec 2013 and $35 for July 2013 thru Dec 2014 … they can mail check or money order to 138 Sunset Avenue Selden NY 11784) soon, as well.
It’s good to see that rock music, for all its’ infinite awesomeness, can still surprise you…this is a renaissance that I’m happy to be a part of. It is also exhilarating to see that my favorite musicians from my early life are coming back for real. I cannot wait to see American Angel again, as they truly are a class act that has been sorely missed and can’t wait to see what the future holds in store for them.
/,,,/ ROCK ON DUDEZ !!!!!! \,,,\