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The Album Network Unsigned Bands CD Tune Up #3 CD 1988
Label: The Album Network #: N/A Country: USA
Info: The Album Network was a weekly music industry magazine geared toward radio stations. Subscribers would also recieve the Tune Up series of promotional CDs which typically included a mix of mainstream and "up-and-coming" artists from a specific genre (rock, Top 40, alternative, etc.) A few, such as this one from July 18th, 1988, focused on unsigned artists.
Inner sleeve.

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



1. FLAME - Ball And Chain
  The gang vocals and George Lynch style guitars give this Northern Californian melodic metal band a distinctively L.A. sound, like DOKKEN meets GREAT WHITE. Different to the version released on their Blaze album the following year.
2. RADIO RODEO - Cryin' Shame
  Hard rock with a country twang.
3. VICE - Feelin' Lonely
  Bland melodic hard rock from their cassette-only release, Hot. Just Looking At You (which was recently given the Retrospect Records treatment).
4. RED BELLY BOYS - Walls
  Alt. country.
5. THE LITTLE SISTERS OF NECESSITY - I'm Going To Sacramento
  Pompy AOR with bad vocals.
6. LYDIA VAN HUSTON - Forbidden Love
  Lydia has a fairly powerful voice so it's a shame she isn't fronting a metal band instead of this generic AOR/hard rock.
7. THE MOONSHINERS - Slim's Song
  Boring blues rock.
8. CHRISTOPHER GRINSTEAD - Beauty Fades
  Soft rock.
9. ALLIED NATION - If We Try
  Light AOR.
10. BLIND OWL - Give Up The Ghost
  One of the poppier tracks from their Debut At Dusk LP.
11. THE MAKE - Hold On
  Glammy AOR.
12. ROXIE - Conditional Love
  Pop.
13. RESPECTABLE STREET - Sugar
  Alt. rock.
14. ASK - Saying Goodbye To LA
  Pop/rock ballad.
15. GRUEL - Nothing Wrong
  Grungy hardcore from their Something In My Room LP.
16. BORDER LINE - Oh, Baby
  Powerpop with far too much pop.
         
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