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WAPP: New York Rocks 1983 LP 1983
Label: Starstream #: RTR-8251 Country: USA
Info: Collection of local New York area bands compiled by radio station 103.5 FM WAPP "The Apple". Unlike most radio stations putting out albums in the early 80s, WAPP was less than a year old when this was released. One of the more sought after radio compilations due to the pre-BON JOVI track, and the price reflects that. They made at least one more compilation after this one.

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



Side A:
1. E.J. CRUMMY - Rockin' With The Apple
  Blues rock.
2. TWISTED SISTER - Shoot 'Em Down
  Solid mid-paced number from their debut LP.
3. DC STAR - Is It You?
  Enjoyable upbeat hard rock that is slightly different to the version on their debut EP.
4. VISITOR - Uptown
  Exclusive track from a band whose albums are quite in demand among hard rock collectors, however this song is somewhat sleazy AOR.
5. MAZARIN - The Only One
  Fun retro rock.

Side B:
1. JOHN BONGIOVI - Runaway
  Yes, it's that song. Different to the LP version, here Jon is backed by a group of studio musicians, most notably Dave Sabo (SKID ROW).
2. EQUINOX - Do What You Gotta Do
  Crappy AOR, not like their track on WBAB: Son Of Homegrown.
3. HUMANS FROM EARTH - Jaded Heart
  Alternative rock.
4. SOUTHERN CROSS BAND - Outlaw (Josie Wales)
  More of a straightforward southern rock song than Lady Killer, but still quite good.
5. MIKE CORBIN - She Got Free
  Rock.
         
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