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Sunday, 3 July 2016



Gonzo Multimedia is celebrating over 30 years of The RAZ band with a new "best of" release. Michael RAZ Rescigno has been a part of the music industry for the better part of 40 years and has played alongside some of the best musicians in the genre. Raz's style brings together punk, new wave and British blues to create a powerfully addictive sound that is sure to grab your attention.

The new 19-song release begins with the New York punk-style of "The Boy," before shifting over to the new wave rock of "Time Marches On." Former Badfinger guitarist Joey Molland lights up "Back In The Shadows" with his electrifying lead guitar and Joe Vitale (The Eagles) helps out on the seventies-style hard rock of "Tough Love." The full force of The RAZ Band is felt on the energetic punk outlet "Buck It." Stu Cook (Creedence Clearwater Revival) joins in the fun on the eighties-sounding, keyboard ballad "I Said To Myself, Self." The collection closes with a couple of live songs recorded at Madame Wong's West in Los Angeles in 1984. The small club feel works to RAZ's advantage blasting their way through the quickness of "The Times Together" and bookending this release with their debut single "The Boy" performed live. To find out more about "The Best Of RAZ," please visit gonzomultimedia.com.


The Best of RAZ
CD - £9.99

Madison Park
CD - £9.99

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