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95YNF - The Pirate Album '83 LP 1983
Label: Pacer #: 8308 Country: USA
Info: Local artist compilation from Tampa, FL radio station WYNF. Only the album title gives a year so it may have been released the year before. Certainly the AVATAR tracks sound as though they must have been recorded earlier than 1983.

CONTENT
(bold = exclusive track / normal = non-exclusive track / italic = non-metal)



Side A:
1. AVATAR - Rock Me
  The band that would later change their name to SAVATAGE disappoint with this poppy hard rock song complete with goofy hand claps.
2. SKYHAWK - Come On
  Commercial southern rock that is actually quite good.
3. RUCKUS - Sweet Love
  Pomp rock.
4. BO SMITH AND THE SMITHEREENS - Road To Roulette
  Funk rock.
5. HEADLITES BAND - Dead Dead Giveaway
  Female fronted blues rock.
6. JOHN LEAVELL - Your My Reason
  AOR.

Side B:
1. AVATAR - Minus Love
  At last we hear some hints of their future greatness, both in Jon Oliva's vocals and his brother's guitar solos. Though there are still some pop aspirations they don't really detract from the song.
2. SAGE - Born With The Blues
  Bluesy southern rock.
3. ADULTS - Blame It On You
  Powerpop/AOR.
4. C-5 - Tonight
  Boogie rock.
5. THE VOID - Nightshift
  Progressively inclined pomp rock.
6. JOHN LEAVELL - Levola
  Lame pop/rock instrumental.
         
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