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Monday, 11 July 2016

RAZ REVIEW

http://www.the-rocker.co.uk/

RAZ
The Best Of Raz
Gonzo

One of those bands who’ve flown under the radar for several decades now, Raz are finally releasing a best of. It covers their thirty two year career and features songs going back to their 1984 debut record, “Criminals Off The Streets”, and carries on to their 2015 release “Madison Park”.

And as you would expect, it’s a mixture of eighties almost melodic rock and seventies power pop, which considering their long association wit the likes of Joey Molland (Badfinger) makes perfect sense. You’ll also find names like Joe Vitale (Joe Walsh /Crosby, Stills & Nash / The Eagles), Stu Cook, (Creedence Clearwater Revival) and Marc Droubay (Survivor) popping in to play.

Across 19 tracks you do stop and wonder quite how some of these songs never brought them mainstream success, with the likes of ‘Say Ya Love Me’, ‘Back in the Shadows’ and ‘Naked on the Floor’, the kind of thing that should have been radio hits. Fans of power pop and melodic rock should make up for lost time here.

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FROM GONZO
The Best of RAZ
CD - £9.99

Madison Park
CD - £9.99

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