In 2009, Indianapolis based Eonian Records has unleashed a bunch of classic hard rock acts on the unsuspecting public. Judging from my first couple of spins of High Noon’s “No Turning Back”, I am going to want to hear a lot more of the music that Eonian has to offer.
Hign Noon’s “No Turning Back” is packed with a bunch of catchy tunes that no hair metal fan is going to be able to resist. Why on earth these guys didn’t get signed is beyond me. Their music is easily comparable to a bunch of stuff that I enjoyed in the early nineties (i.e. Roxy Blue, Tora Tora, Sweet F.A. etc.).
Singer Jim Zappa has a pretty good range, that reminds me a lot of Whitfield Crane (from Ugly Kid Joe). Ken Hitsman dishes out some pretty tasty guitar licks on this disc. Some of my favorite cuts are “High Noon”, “Bad Moon Risin”, “Just Like A Woman” and “When the Night Comes”.
If I would have heard this CD back in the day, I would have bought it in a heartbeat, and I am glad to have it in my collection now. I recommend it to all fans of the big hair era of rock.
Rating :Out of 10
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1. High Noon
2. Bad Moon Risin’
3. Rude Boy
4. Don’t Come Runnin’
5. Have My Heart
6. Skatin’ On Thin Ice
7. When The Night Calls
8. Just Like A Woman
9. Who Do You Think You Are?
10. Around Midnight
11. Faith Hope And Love
12. Bed Of Lies
13. Weight Of The World
14. House Of Glass
High Noon is:
Jim Zappa – Lead & Backing Vocals
Ken Hitsman – Guitars & Backing Vocals
Sam Persons – Bass & Backing Vocals
Mike Patterson – Drums
Jaime Harris – Drums on Bed of Lies, & Weight of the World
Ken Hitsman – Guitars , Bass & Drum Sequencing on House of Glass