KMEL's New Oasis LP 1983
Label: KMEL #: 1609 Country: USA
Info: This San Francisco radio station compilation consists of the winners of a local battle-of-the-bands type competition called Guitar Wars II.

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

Side A:
1. BILL SATELLITE - Ready To Rock
  Straightforward SAMMY HAGAR style rock.
2. THE MICHAEL SPEARS BAND - Guitar War Heroes
  Good and fast hard rock/metal in the vein of RIOT.
3. THE PHOBICS - Psychosomatic
4. THE TICKETS - Baby I'll Show You
5. BLEUFOOD - Angel Lucy 25
  Soft rock/AOR.
6. PAMELA ROSE & THE EIGHTS - Shake, Shake, Shake
  Old fashioned rock and roll.

Side B:
1. THE SQUARES - Follow That Heart
  Catchy powerpop with a definite hard rock edge. This was the first release of guitarist Joe Satriani.
2. VICIOUS RUMOURS - I Can Live Forever
  The debut of VICIOUS RUMOURS is NWOAHM with an arena rock feel. Reminds me of the more hard rocking tracks from SACRED RITE's early days.
3. STEELE - Cheater
  Solid L.A. style metal with a simple but effective riff and not-too-sleeazy vocals.
4. WHITE LIGHT - Never
  Heavy pomp rock with large doses of 70s metal (JUDAS PRIEST, DEEP PURPLE, etc.) Singer Harry Blackstone III was third in a line of famous magicians but he died in 1984, bringing an abrupt end to WHITE LIGHT.
5. WINTERHAWK - The Wind
  The Native American hard rockers close the album with an exclusive track that has a nice epic southern rock feel.
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