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Loud and Clear

Disc-Connected

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Category: Melodic Rock/Aor

Year: 2002

Label: Mtm (Germany)

Catalog Number: MTM Music 0681-44

Average Rating: 82 / 100 (13 ratings)

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Personnel
Jess Harnell lead vocals
Chuck Duran guitars, bass, vocals
Alex Track drums, keys, vocals
Bob Horn additional bass

The band changed their name to Loud & re-released this one in 2003
Tracks
1.  Tell Me Why     Listen!
2.  Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Nothin'     Listen!
3.  Fly Away     Listen!
4.  Disc-Connected     Listen!
5.  When I Feel Like That     Listen!
6.  Time to Let Go     Listen!
7.  Dangerous Imagination     Listen!
8.  Lovers in the Night     Listen!
9.  If It Takes All Night     Listen!
10.  Take Another Look     Listen!
11.  I Can't Wait     Listen!
12.  You Take Me Higher     Listen!
13.  You Gotta Dance     Listen!

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From: Federico Date: May 27, 2002 at 13:15
This band is totally devote to Def leppard's sound. Mtm label seems to have a particular taste for artists that sound like that (B.Mcdonald and M.Morales for example). This album is not bad, It lacks a little of originality, but this is no problem for us. Sometimes the singer tends to repete the title of the song too many times. Tell me why is repeted about 20 times. However Jess really sing like Joe Elliot. My favs are the title track and Dangerous immagination. If you like Leppard check this o

From: Mark Date: May 27, 2002 at 16:16
Have to agree with some of Federico's points. Good album, production sounds a ton better than the otherwise-solid S/T debut. A little overuse of the vocal effects sometimes, as well. Jess sounds like Joe Elliot, but I thought on the first album he sounded a bit like D2's Ted Poley. Check them out if you like melodic hard rock the way it once was.

From: M. Allen Date: June 4, 2002 at 10:06
A legitimate contender for melodic hard rock album of the year. This band's self-titled debut was very good, but lacked that over-the-top punch that a big-budget studio production can deliver, but that has been remedied for "Disc-Connected," which sounds like a million bucks and finds the band mixing their hook-laden sound with some obvious Def Leppard influences, mainly in the layered harmony vocals. Bottom line, this disc should connect with anyone who loves great melodic hard rock.

From: koogles Date: July 8, 2002 at 20:27
Wow! Buckle up for the ride of your life! This is a massive dose of Def Leppard-style hard rock with lots of neat studio tricks along the way! I can't stop listening to this. Anyone who liked Michael Morales' "That's the Way" will be blown to bits after they hear this monster of an album! Easily the best release of the first half of 2002.

From: Hard Date: October 11, 2002 at 15:38
Not a bad album, but it's just like fuckin' Fiore: total pop AOR with ridiculous instrumental... But it has a few good songs like Tell Me Why.

From: Cindy Date: October 14, 2002 at 2:04
Oh my God, this is this hottest band I have ever seen. I saw them live in L.A. and these guys ROCK! They are a lot heavier live than on the CD and all the guys are soooooooo hot. Me and all my girlfriends have a new favorite band...Loud & Clear!

From: Virginia Date: October 14, 2002 at 2:44
The most brilliantly entertaining record of the year. I hate records where you can't tell one song from the other or bands that can't sing. Every song on this great sounding CD moves you in a different way. "Time To Let Go", "Tell Me Why", "Fly Away" and "When I Feel Like That" should all be no.1 on the charts for the world to hear. In the dictionary under "greatest bands in the world" should be a picture of these guys.

From: SororityHouseD Date: October 14, 2002 at 2:49
Where have these guys been? We just listened to "You Gotta Dance" about 100 times at our Sorority's pajama party. It's our new theme song! Where's the video?

From: Tom Date: October 14, 2002 at 4:27
I have to listen to "Time To Let Go" at least 10 times a day, or I won't make it through the day! Thanks for helping me with my breakup! WHAT A SONG!

From: freddy de keyze Date: October 17, 2002 at 3:25
Very good CD indeed, but not the best of the first half of 2002, mr.koogles. It's not in the same league of Mecca, Harlan Cage or 101 South ! But, I recommend this CD to everyone, no mistake about that !!!!!

From: koogles Date: October 22, 2002 at 11:15
Freddy: I'm sorry but Mecca was wafer thin. (And VERY over-rated I might add.) This is STILL my top AOR CD of 2002 and, for me, has got 3 plays for every one play of Def Leppard's "X".

From: ROB GARCIA Date: January 19, 2003 at 12:18
damn!i havent got this album yet but i just wanted to point out,the solo album by lead singer jess harnell called "the sound of your voice" is excellent although i think its a bit hard to find as it was released by the man himself.anyway if you see it grab it! you wont be dissapointed believe me.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: December 18, 2003 at 10:44
Fuck me runnin' I can't stop listening to this, it's too addictive. Not my usual cup o' tea but hey, a man cannot live on hard rock alone. "When I Feel Like That", "Disc-connected" and "Aint Talkin' Bout Nothin'" are the standouts for me. Plenty of tasteful guitar on here with the keys as a nice aside rather than the main ingredient.

From: CC Date: March 15, 2004 at 17:55
I'd heard that this band sounded like Def Leppard with some D2 thrown in for good measure,but I have to throw one more band into the mix......there is definetley some Enuff Z'Nuff in here too with Jess sounding like a dead ringer for Donnie Vie on some tracks. This of course makes it even better for me! Great album,I love it & I've only heard it once (so far)!

From: glamroxxx Date: April 11, 2004 at 19:13
If you love perfect aor / hard rock in the vein of blue tears with a modern touch, then here you got it: very strongly Leppard influenced on high musical level with perfect production!!

From: Jordi Date: May 25, 2004 at 7:18
Estan SUPER! La cancin Disc-Connected es muy guapa. Pasn y temas super comerciales, originales y de fcil escucha. Una banda muy senzilla y con muy buen gusto comercial.

From: Rycheage Date: May 30, 2004 at 23:13
A good effort though, and for those who enjoyed Scarem's 'Weight Of The World', you'll get a lot out of this release for sure. Title track 'Disc Connected' has a stomping Von Groove affliction running through it. 'When I Feel Like That' has that same modern edge heard on the recent Harem Scarem album, though Jess' vocals have a Joe Elliot rasp to it. On 'Time To Let Go', it's a visit back to debut album Harem Scarem. The remainder of the tracks are a meld of Leppard and Scarem styles.

From: AOR-MESSIAH Date: June 30, 2004 at 16:13
This is a MUST HAVE, a cross between Def Leppard and Harem Scarem. This CD keeps my interest from track 1 through to 13. Perfectly produced and executed both the music and vocals carry a lot of emotion, this CD moves me. I love all the songs particularly Fly Away. Turn it up, play it loud, drink some beer lie back, enjoy and sing along.

From: TIM (2) Date: August 2, 2004 at 7:21
A good solid release that satisfies most people missing that 'classic' Leppard sound. Of course it's nowhere near the best Leppard moments, the production is still only average and the vocals are very restrained, but for the low price this is fetching you should snap up a bargain. "I Can't Wait" is the most commercially appealing track, but the consistency is generally good. Decent album. 7.5/10.

From: Grimwulf Date: September 1, 2004 at 19:02
WOW!!, Lately i have been into a lot harder hittin stuff(Marshall Law, Centaur, pretty maids, etc), but have been waiting 2 weeks for this cd.........Again WOW, Great cd, production is solid, not a bad track on the album, which is rare nowadays......Have cranked this up all day and im still wearing my grin

From: Geoff Date: September 1, 2004 at 22:01
Stunning release that still excites me today. Top class melodic hard rock from start to finish.'Tell Me Why' is melodic perfection,'Ain't Talkin Bout Nothin' and 'Fly Away' are killer too,'Disc-Connected' is an awesome title track, 'When I Feel Like That' is great,'Time to Let Go' is my fave and a melodic gem,'Dangerous Imagination' is killer,'Lovers in the Night' and 'I can't wait' is perfect again and tracks 9-13 are all awesome too. Not a single filler! Amazing CD! 9.5/10

From: Andy Date: September 22, 2004 at 16:18
What more can I add to the above other than saying its essential for lovers of Def Leppard, Nelson and Harem Scarem. Classic AOR with a bit of modern power pop influence. Time to let go is an all-time classic- MASSIVE chorus.

From: Grimwulf Date: October 8, 2004 at 4:50
I have both incredible cd's from these guys, both great discs..only have one question. Don't u think the song"Fly away" would feel right at home on a backstreet boys cd??:

From: juan carlos Date: February 13, 2007 at 13:53
Bueno, mas que Def Leppard yo encuentro harta similitud a los Harem Scarem de ahora. Este disco no baja ni un pice en los 13 temas aunque mas me van los 3 primeros tracks. A la produccin le falta y los coros son de lo mejor del disco, melodas pegajosas, no hay muchos solos por contra. Concuerdo mas en lo que Rycheage dice. Buen disco. 8.5/10

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: February 14, 2007 at 12:46
Good Melodic Rock, con algunos toques de AOR el anterior es mucho mejor en estilo y canciones este tambien esta en algodon pero la produccion debio ser mejor y eso que ahora estan con MTM y el estilo es como dicen los Good Boys arriba similar a los Harem Scarem actuales lo que no me dice mucho porque me empalaga esa onda muy adolescente pero en fin es buen disco 8.5/10

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: February 14, 2007 at 18:37
Y deberian poner bien el nombre de la banda porque es Loud & Clear y no Loud "And" Clear porque si no se confundirian con otra banda.

From: BDrums1971 Date: September 4, 2010 at 1:53
Sounded good from all the reviews, but I am not that impressed. Very average chugging guitar/ power chord type rock with not much feeling. Vocals are ok, but everything just seems bland to me. Nothing for me to get excited about. I have to have something really good for me to keep it. Work Of Art, for example. Now, THAT is a masterpiece!! This....eh, not so much.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 26, 2012 at 18:20
Nothing 2 do with the band's kicking a** debut of 1997...this one is more into the modern rock thing with some exceptions(actually THE ONLY EXCEPTION)such as track #6 "Time To Let Go" wich is by far the best in here mainly because it conserves the band's real music genre...then some other goodie ones are "Tell Me Why"(nice poppy modern rock),"When I Feel Like That"(Def Leppard-ish,especially on the chorus line),"If It Takes All Night"(nice & catchy)& "Take Another Look"(catchy)...80/100

From: 123charpenay Date: October 27, 2012 at 15:44
not a bad album but different than their first record.finish the magics a o r moments.now it s a little modern with a great production.my fav song is track 13 you gotta dance it s a hit.the rest is great but i prefer their fantastic first effort.

From: CC Date: April 26, 2015 at 8:22
If this record is "modern" then so is Hyseria by Def Leppard, because that is the most obvious influence on this album.

From: hair metal again Date: June 14, 2017 at 4:57
very good release for LOUD &CLEAR ,but nearly as good as their mosterous debut!the band seems to updating its sound with elements of bands like HAREM SCAREM or later DEF LEPPARD ,but the ability of writing down excellent songs is obvious! there are no more big guitars&solos not my fav approach of hard rock ,but def a remarkable release that will satisfy everybody!


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