Stumbling around on Youtube this weekend I came across a couple of bands that were lost in the “Grunge Revolution” in the early 90’s. First up is Canada’s Saints & Sinners, even with the help of Aldo Nova, Jon Bon Jovi, & Richie Sambora the band couldn’t survive Seattle. Which is a shame because their one and only album is filled with great rockers from beginning to end just a damn shame they never got a real chance to show the world what they had.
Next we have Marc Ferrari’s post Keel project Cold Sweat. Not only did they have to deal with Seattle but an incompetent record company also a.k.a. MCA. Absolutely one of the worst record companies in the music industry when it came to handling hard rock bands. In the case of Cold Sweat MCA cut the band loose the day their debut “Break Out” was released. Bassist Chris McLernon went on to join Saigon Kick, while Ferrari put together another band first called Ivory Tower before changing their name to Medicine Wheel and releasing two albums.
Any fan of melodic hard rock should definitely have both of these albums in their collection. Both are easy to find on EBay or Amazon though they may not exactly be cheap.