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WBAB: Homegrown Album LP 1981
Label: WBAB Broken Records #: PRI-785 Country: USA
Info: Starting in 1979 Babylon, NY radio station 102.3 FM WBAB had a program called Homegrown Hour. The show promoted local artists (including some from New Jersey), the best of which were included here. Also released as a picture disc.

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



Side A:
1. GOOD RATS - Glad To Have You Back (Beethoven)
  A band that had been successful locally for years without making it big. Good hard rock that borders on AOR but the rough vocals and some nice guitar work save it.
2. THRILLS - Dream Away
  Rock.
3. THE LINES - Action/Fraction
  Powerpop.
4. TWISTED SISTER - Bad Boys Of Rock And Roll
  Same as the 1980 single version, which is punkier than the LP version.
5. SWIFT KICK - Suicide
  Decent NWOAHM with some similarities to TWISTED SISTER. Less melodic, but also less interesting than their Make Some Noise EP.
6. FANATICS - Barbed Wire
  Rock.

Side B:
1. ZEBRA - Who's Behind The Door
  LED ZEPPELIN inspired hard rock with progressive tendencies. Different to LP version.
2. BROKEN ARROW - Undercover Lover
  AOR.
3. LLAMA - Landslide
  70s rock.
4. STANTON ANDERSON BAND - Love On A Shelf
  Soft rock.
5. RANDOM SPEED - Radio Active Baby Food
  Progressive rock.
6. COPPOLA/VERTUCCI - The WBAB Bong Island Blues
  Novelty/blues. Marc Coppola and Al Vertucci were WBAB radio DJs.
7. JOE COSTANZO - Show The World You Love Rock And Roll
  Radio promo jingle.
         
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