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BATON ROUGE Baton Rouge JAPAN CD 1997 PCCY-01242 s5683 x2, s6193
BATON ROUGE Baton Rouge JAPAN CD 1997 PCCY-01242 s5683 x2, s6193
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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge

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Category: AOR

Year: 1997

Label: MTM (Japan)

Catalog Number: PCCY-01242

Average Rating: 85 / 100 (25 ratings)

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Personnel
Kelly Keeling vocals, guitars
Jack Ponti guitars, keyboards, vocals
Camus Celli drums, percussion
Guy Daniel keyboards, bass
Pat Schick bass
Tracks
1.  Didn't I  4:42   Listen!
2.  The Ghost of You  3:54   Listen!
3.  You Can Jump Alone  4:11   Listen!
4.  Shelter  5:24   Listen!
5.  Victims of the Night  3:36   Listen!
6.  Hands of Time  4:29   Listen!
7.  Love By the Numbers  3:42   Listen!
8.  Not in the Mood for a Heartache  3:48   Listen!
9.  I Know Better Than You Do  3:19   Listen!
10.  Love's A Loaded Gun  4:17   Listen!
11.  Love Takes  5:06   Listen!
12.  Back Under Fire  3:18   Listen!
  
Total Running Time:  49:46

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Mark Date: November 8, 2001 at 20:41
Still has some good tunes, but not as good an album as the first 2. Kelly is still in fine voice, but the production is not nearly as clean, which really makes a difference.

From: dariosapi Date: October 26, 2002 at 2:51
The production totally SUCKS!I can't believe my ears!Even the Alice Cooper's 'Love's a loaded gun' is terrible!Some good tracks but that's all..

From: dariosapi Date: October 26, 2002 at 2:56
And I forgot... the musicianship is terrible, guitar sucks, drums is electric.. Kelly Keeling tried to save this album but... anyway, I don't like it!

From: Federico Date: October 28, 2002 at 12:46
Not bad, I agree with the average rating, 7,88. They started just where Shake your soul left. My favorite song is You can jump alone. I love hear songs like Victims of the night, Hasnds of time and Not in the mood for a harteache , when my storys go wrong, sigh sigh sigh.

From: M. Allen Date: January 9, 2003 at 16:45
Album #3 for these melodic hard rockers ranks as one of the best comebacks of all time. The production could have been better, but it's serviceable, and the CD has no fillers, whereas 'Shake Your Soul' & 'Lights Out on the Playground' contained some stellar tunes mixed in with some less-impressive tracks. Bottom line, this release can easily go toe-to-toe with the first two.

From: Rycheage Date: April 1, 2003 at 2:33
The whole project has been nicely put together. The vocals are strong and consistant, the songs are of high quality and chock full of riff's, melodies, hooks and solo's. The rest of the band sound tight and well drilled.

From: Hrudet Date: June 23, 2003 at 18:45
I also am not a huge fan of the the previous Baton Rouge albums. The first was good, but I thought the second was below average. But you know what? All previous efforts by both parties have just been eclipsed well and truely!! This is a killer record! I haven't heard Kelly sing as well as this, and as for the guitar - just supurb. Thanks to Mr. Ponti, the guitar sound is well and truely in you face and well up in the mix. The riffs are crunching, yet melodic, and surprisingly raw.

From: JThe Hottest Of Baton Rouge Date: July 23, 2003 at 14:17
March 4, 2007 at 8:55|83.58.127.133~133.Red-83-58-127.dynamicIP.rima-tde.net|SangreAzulForever|Pretty nice band with plenty of original hooks and good riffs as well. I regard this compilation as correct, considering that the selection has been fair. Even their last studio album which dates back from 1997 retains their magical touch! 9.5/10.

From: Mark Date: November 8, 2001 at 20:41
Still has some good tunes, but not as good an album as the first 2. Kelly is still in fine voice, but the production is not nearly as clean, which really makes a difference.

From: dariosapi Date: October 26, 2002 at 2:51
The production totally SUCKS!I can't believe my ears!Even the Alice Cooper's 'Love's a loaded gun' is terrible!Some good tracks but that's all..

From: dariosapi Date: October 26, 2002 at 2:56
And I forgot... the musicianship is terrible, guitar sucks, drums is electric.. Kelly Keeling tried to save this album but... anyway, I don't like it!

From: Federico Date: October 28, 2002 at 12:46
Not bad, I agree with the average rating, 7,88. They started just where Shake your soul left. My favorite song is You can jump alone. I love hear songs like Victims of the night, Hasnds of time and Not in the mood for a harteache , when my storys go wrong, sigh sigh sigh.

From: M. Allen Date: January 9, 2003 at 16:45
Album #3 for these melodic hard rockers ranks as one of the best comebacks of all time. The production could have been better, but it's serviceable, and the CD has no fillers, whereas 'Shake Your Soul' & 'Lights Out on the Playground' contained some stellar tunes mixed in with some less-impressive tracks. Bottom line, this release can easily go toe-to-toe with the first two.

From: Rycheage Date: April 1, 2003 at 2:33
The whole project has been nicely put together. The vocals are strong and consistant, the songs are of high quality and chock full of riff's, melodies, hooks and solo's. The rest of the band sound tight and well drilled.

From: Hrudet Date: June 23, 2003 at 18:45
I also am not a huge fan of the the previous Baton Rouge albums. The first was good, but I thought the second was below average. But you know what? All previous efforts by both parties have just been eclipsed well and truely!! This is a killer record! I haven't heard Kelly sing as well as this, and as for the guitar - just supurb. Thanks to Mr. Ponti, the guitar sound is well and truely in you face and well up in the mix. The riffs are crunching, yet melodic, and surprisingly raw.

From: John Date: July 23, 2003 at 14:17
I actually like this one more than the other 2. I think it's because 'Didn't I' is the best song they've ever done in my opinion.

From: John Date: July 23, 2003 at 14:18
I actually like this one more than the other 2. I think it's because 'Didn't I' is the best song they've ever done in my opinion.

From: Dave Date: October 8, 2003 at 1:22
The material on this album is great but the production makes them sound like beefed up demos! Another great album ruined by shit producers! What a shame!!!

From: tomcat Date: October 25, 2003 at 10:45
yep, agree with the comment from Dave, the production suxx..but there are some killer songs on this album..just listen to the opener 'didn't i'..great tune 'somehow i took the love right out of you, didn't i?'

From: Kip Date: August 31, 2004 at 2:21
A slightly above average release, the production could have been a lot better. (There is this loud screech at the beginning of Hands Of Time) Still, they still managed to crank out 4 spectacular tunes. Didn't I is just great, and when I have my volume up to high it breaks my ears, Hands Of Time is one of their best songs ever, Not In The Mood For A Heartache and Love Takes are also instant classics. The Ghost of You and You Can Jump Alone are also very enjoyable but the rest is subpar. 6/10

From: Geoff Date: August 31, 2004 at 10:14
As noted, production bites ass cheeks and the sound is so weak, but I don't actually mind this CD. More Jack Ponti formula stuff, but some good tracks. I actually prefer this to 'Lights out...' I think 'Hands of time' was a fave. Awful sound, decent album.

From: Eugenio Chahin Date: September 24, 2004 at 17:51
I like every song. This is just a killer band, excelent in every aspect. Even the 2 previous have better sound this one stand's up as high because of the songs. A must have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Border Rat Date: October 19, 2004 at 11:19
This is one top class rock album.It's got attitude,fine songwriting and it's one that deserves more recognition.The guitars are heavier than on the first 2 cds but they are still melodic to the core.Did'nt I is my favourite and what a way to open an album!Ghost of you,not in the mood for a heartache,I know better than you do and love's a loaded gun are some of the finest in a great rock cd.

From: Paolo Date: October 28, 2004 at 15:23
'victims of the night' is 'wait until morning' by Surgin...JACK PONTI is the writer of this fantastic song!!!!

From: Rob Date: September 30, 2006 at 0:01
I like this album. Like others have said, the production is horrible but the songs are good.

From: Melodiker Date: March 27, 2007 at 0:13
After a break of 5 Years,the boys surprising me with a new Album. I grab it and i feel home.The music style is the same as ever and that makes me smile.The production is not the best,but the songs are fine. What can i say ? Maybe not as great as the first two Gems,but absolute enjoyable.I`m happy with the new stuff ! 8,5\10

From: John Date: July 23, 2003 at 14:18
I actually like this one more than the other 2. I think it's because 'Didn't I' is the best song they've ever done in my opinion.

From: Dave Date: October 8, 2003 at 1:22
The material on this album is great but the production makes them sound like beefed up demos! Another great album ruined by shit producers! What a shame!!!

From: tomcat Date: October 25, 2003 at 10:45
yep, agree with the comment from Dave, the production suxx..but there are some killer songs on this album..just listen to the opener 'didn't i'..great tune 'somehow i took the love right out of you, didn't i?'

From: Kip Date: August 31, 2004 at 2:21
A slightly above average release, the production could have been a lot better. (There is this loud screech at the beginning of Hands Of Time) Still, they still managed to crank out 4 spectacular tunes. Didn't I is just great, and when I have my volume up to high it breaks my ears, Hands Of Time is one of their best songs ever, Not In The Mood For A Heartache and Love Takes are also instant classics. The Ghost of You and You Can Jump Alone are also very enjoyable but the rest is subpar. 6/10

From: Geoff Date: August 31, 2004 at 10:14
As noted, production bites ass cheeks and the sound is so weak, but I don't actually mind this CD. More Jack Ponti formula stuff, but some good tracks. I actually prefer this to 'Lights out...' I think 'Hands of time' was a fave. Awful sound, decent album.

From: Eugenio Chahin Date: September 24, 2004 at 17:51
I like every song. This is just a killer band, excelent in every aspect. Even the 2 previous have better sound this one stand's up as high because of the songs. A must have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Border Rat Date: October 19, 2004 at 11:19
This is one top class rock album.It's got attitude,fine songwriting and it's one that deserves more recognition.The guitars are heavier than on the first 2 cds but they are still melodic to the core.Did'nt I is my favourite and what a way to open an album!Ghost of you,not in the mood for a heartache,I know better than you do and love's a loaded gun are some of the finest in a great rock cd.

From: Paolo Date: October 28, 2004 at 15:23
'victims of the night' is 'wait until morning' by Surgin...JACK PONTI is the writer of this fantastic song!!!!

From: Rob Date: September 30, 2006 at 0:01
I like this album. Like others have said, the production is horrible but the songs are good.

From: Melodiker Date: March 27, 2007 at 0:13
After a break of 5 Years,the boys surprising me with a new Album. I grab it and i feel home.The music style is the same as ever and that makes me smile.The production is not the best,but the songs are fine. What can i say ? Maybe not as great as the first two Gems,but absolute enjoyable.I`m happy with the new stuff ! 8,5\10

From: overkillrulz Date: March 21, 2009 at 9:57
I love all 3 Baton Rouge cds. The 3rd cd is a little different from the other 2 but after a couple of listens I may like it the most out of the 3. Get them all.

From: z4roxx Date: March 21, 2009 at 14:49
Ahaha what a dysentery disc!!!

From: the rocker Date: March 21, 2009 at 16:08
yes i agree all 3 are great. what what makes this not the better of the 3, is the production. because the great songs are there for sure.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 12, 2011 at 16:41
"Lights Out On The Playground" is by far the best effort of the band but "Shake Your Soul"(debut) & this self titled one are ok too..."The Ghost Of You","Shelter","Hands Of Time","I Know Better Than You Do" & the nice one "Love Takes" are the best ones IMHO...the production was a bit poor but still quite acceptable...89/100

From: 123charpenay Date: September 18, 2012 at 13:29
great come back from this pure hard u s band.thanx to mtm.always the same formula with jack ponti :irresistibles choruses on each song.a real pleasure.excatly in the same vein than the two first records.love this band love this cd.really excellent and hightly recommanded to all fans of american hard rock.no bonus track on the japan import.

From: 123charpenay Date: September 26, 2013 at 13:28
a little add to my last comment.to be very complete and very honest it s important to know that the sound is very average.the production is untidy.where is the bass guitar?nevertheless this album is really excellent.with a good production it could be a killer record.

From: MrMetal Date: April 22, 2014 at 17:24
This recording was based mainly on some old Demos with Jack Ponti as the driving force. He put the project together in 1997 & would recruit Kelly Keeling back as vocalist, Pact Schick on bass, Guy Daniel on keys, & Camus Celli on drums while he played guitars & keys as well. It was never considered as an official BATON ROUGE reunion (at least according to Kelly), as that wouldn't occur until there was a reformation in 2009 to play Rocklahoma (which didn't last long for the band). The German label MTM Music published these recordings under the title of "Baton Rouge" with 2 tracks written in collaboration with Stan Bush & the inclusion of the ALICE COOPER cover of "Love's A Loaded Gun" (originally written by Cooper, Ponti, & Vic Pepe). So in reality, this was more of a Compilation project as opposed to a 3rd official BATON ROUGE album.


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