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Artist: Kuni

Title: Lookin for Action

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Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1988

Label: Polydor KK ( Japan )

Catalog Number: P32P 20117


Kuni guitar
Jeff Scott Soto vocals
Douglas Taylor Baker bass
Mike Terrana drums


1.  Strangers in the Night  
2.  Shine On  
3.  Acoustic Piece  
4.  Memories of You  
5.  Lookin for Action  
6.  Don't Look Back  
7.  Say Goodbye  
8.  All Night Long  
9.  Reckless  
10.  Eyes of a Stranger  
11.  Little Rebel  
12.  Someday  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Dryan Date: January 27, 2003 at 2:11
Kuni KILLER... Scott Soto MAGIG...and Mike Terrana ANIMAL...TOTAL HARD ROCK.

From: Teo_3 Date: January 27, 2003 at 8:35
Kuni and Soto, deadly compination. ABSOLUTE classic. Higly Reccomended!!!!

From: ARXONTAS Date: January 27, 2003 at 9:44
Terrana arrived in Los Angeles in the summer of 1987. Within three months of his arrival he landed a gig with Japanese Polydor recording artist Kuni. The record featured Jeff Scott Soto on vocals (ex Yngwie Malmsteen) and a short tour of Japan was organized to support the project. The last show of the tour was filmed for national broadcast in Japan by N.H.K. Television. The band had a very short run of success before breaking up in the spring of 1988.

From: ARXONTAS Date: January 27, 2003 at 9:46
Luckily for Terrana he received a phone call from some of his old band mates asking him to join a new band they had formed with the help of a new label WTG/CBS records, shortly after arriving back home from his Japanese tour. The band was called Beau Nasty and oddly enough contained members of Zillion and Hanover Fist.

From: ARXONTAS Date: January 27, 2003 at 9:53
This is what i mean CLASSIC.Check out also mike teraana's next band 'the outstanding' BEAU NASTY...10+ on ArxontaS Scale...Absolutely No Alternative...(information's taken by terrana's official site http://www.terrana.com/)

From: Shoemaker Date: January 27, 2003 at 19:22
Good album, one of the best albums in which Soto was involved.

From: M. Allen Date: January 31, 2003 at 0:54
Kickin' guitars and a killer lead vocalist (the always-awesome Jeff Scott Soto) make this a good example of what made the late 80s hard rock scene so great. If you're looking for hot hooks, cool riffs, and loud vocals, this band's got 'em, combined with production values that are superior to many albums that were released around the same period. So, if you don't have this CD in your collection, take immediate action to rectify your oversight.

From: ted Date: February 5, 2003 at 10:29
Gran cd de hard/heavy melódico de los 80 con temas prototípicos de una época irrepetible,geniales los lead vocals de JSS

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: February 10, 2003 at 17:28
Típico Heavy-Rock del que se hacian en los 80,tiene algunos detalles del 1º de Talisman aunque quizás tenga mas que ver con discos del estilo tipo Intense Defense de Joshua,un disco de heavy comercial lo llamaria yo,temas con ritmo,buen trabajo el del amigo Soto,y un guitarrista bastante bueno,(muy influenciado por el de Loudness).DISCO CORRECTO.

From: TIM Date: March 14, 2003 at 21:47
Like a more aggressive Dokken. Recommended!

From: HairMetalManiac Date: April 11, 2003 at 1:33
I agree with Tim, this definitely reminds me of a heavier Dokken; even with hints of Def Leppard here and there...I really dig this album a lot...Kuni on guitars and Jeff Scott Soto on vocals are a killer combo...My favs on this have to be the title track and 'Strangers in the Night' but I really do dig the whole album...highly recommended...Produced and arranged by Dana Strum...Rock on!!

From: Blaze Date: October 22, 2003 at 10:58
I think it's been Jeff's best band.

From: Date: November 11, 2003 at 17:41
lo he intentado conseguir inposible si alguiem me lo quiere gravar adjunto mi correo caluchefm@hotmail.com

From: AGNAR Date: November 18, 2003 at 12:25
I hardly suggest the 'Reborn Classics' cd press featuring the ultra rare 'Panther' EP. A must have for all US METAL fans.

From: Dreamhunter Date: February 7, 2004 at 10:33
Does this sounds like JSS's earlier work with yngwie ? 'Heavy Metal' or 'Hair metal' here ?? thanks ...

From: AGNAR Date: March 9, 2004 at 5:28
hello, Dreamhunter! it's a good question: the Kuni one sounds like a perfect mix of them (a little Yngwie, a little hair), while the Panther EP sounds pretty H/M influenced by Fifth Angel, Manowar and Judas Priest. I highly recommend it. That's all

From: Rycheage Date: March 13, 2004 at 18:00
What we get here is typical L.A melodic heavy rock, somewhere between the commercialism of bands such as King Kobra or Dokken and the heavy handedness of Rough Cutt or Keel.

From: Date: March 19, 2004 at 1:50
looking for this cd or cdr. I will take either one. I am a big jeff scott soto fan. email me at bonjoviz99gt@aol.com Aor4life99jeep@aol.com

From: Rockhead Date: July 28, 2004 at 18:20
I have just got what seems a quite limited edition with the Panther Ep included as bonus tracks. Awesome rockin tunes with JSS in fine form. Recommended

From: run2u Date: August 25, 2004 at 12:48
Disco de heavy ochentero,con sonido USA y la voz de Jeff Scott Soto haciendo lo de siempre:discos aburridillos que se quedan a medias.Sí,canta de pm,mucha voz,y blablabla pero nada de lo que ha hecho se encuentra entre mis favoritos.El Kuni este toca bien,aunque como digo suena al típico heavy guitarrero made in USA,y algunas canciones salvables:Strangers In The Night,Shine On,Memories y el tema título.Pero en conjunto no llega a ser el clásico que muchos consideran. 6/10 run2u69@hotmail.com

From: MERADONA Date: October 24, 2004 at 4:55
run2u escucha el lost in the translation y ya veras como sera uno de tus favoritos.

From: Rodrigo Bezerra Date: January 1, 2005 at 14:00
One of the best albuns i ever listen in my life!!!!!!!! Soto is the best and Terrana is a killer!!!!

From: savvas-metal Date: January 4, 2005 at 10:31
Best 80's f***n hard rock!buy or die!!!!!!jeff sc. sotto is GOD!!!!

From: Geoff Date: January 27, 2005 at 4:32
This was my favourite pre-Eyes release from Jeff. Good solid hard rock disc.

From: aortico Date: April 11, 2005 at 18:54
JSS -----> GOD!!!!!!! say no more

From: xxxavi Date: December 17, 2005 at 16:52
sensacional disco!!! todos y cada uno de los temas son autenticas gemas! grandiosos estribillos,majestuosas guitarras,aplastante base ritmica y la mas magica interpretacion vocal con la q el señor KUNI podia contar,en este plastico el genial J.S.SOTO s muestra una vez mas como una de las mejores voces del genero,adaptando su voz a cada tema y dandoles su particular sello,siendo capaz tanto de alcanzar altisimos tonos agudos(algo q x cierto ya casi a olvidado)como de cantar con grandes dosis de s

From: xxxavi Date: December 17, 2005 at 16:55
sentimiento la mas emotiva de las baladas,y si a eso le añadimos una produccion acorde a la epoca y una excelente imagen hacen q querramos cerrar nuestros ojos e imaginar q estmos en 1988,Japon,y q podemos disfrutar d esta banda en vivo,pero...de momento habra q conformarse tan solo con degustar este disco y deleitar a nuestros oidos una vez mas con canciones inperecederas,destinadas a permanecer en nuestras mentes y no abandonarlas jamas,100% recomendado!!!

From: metalhead4life Date: August 22, 2006 at 21:15
Just like M. Allen and HairMetalManiac said - smokin' album with great vocals, guitars, and all around musicianship. Highly recommended!! Also was just reissued so do yourself a favor and go buy it!

From: SangreAzulForever Date: November 6, 2006 at 18:14
Oh! what a great discovery!! One of the best rock singers ever meets a great guitar riffer. I thing it´s similar to the late Loudness sound (Soldier of Fortune). That´s the way music should be done. 9/10.

From: juan carlos Date: September 11, 2007 at 14:41
Buen HardRock/Heavy, algunos solos muy buenos(otros no tanto), Grandes coros(lo mejor del disco)y gran voz la de JSS(de sus trabajos mas duros de hecho) pero no es un clásico para mí. Me quedo con "Strangers in the Night" "Shine On" "Lookin for Action" y "Reckless". 8/10

From: Jimmy D Date: April 19, 2008 at 20:51
Just recently picked this up a few weeks ago...and...wow! To me, it initially reminded me a lot of a heavier sounding version of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion "All Systems Go" album...but with Jeff Scott Soto on vocals instead of Mark Slaughter. Definitely can also see the comparison to Dokken that a few people previously mentioned. Great stuff. Great vocals, excellent guitar, solid songs (Strangers In The Night & Eyes Of A Stranger are my 2 favorites...so far). I really wish that I would have picked this up back in 1988 when I was 14, because this would have been one of my favorite albums.

From: 123charpenay Date: February 7, 2014 at 16:25
sensational melodic hard rock record.the japan guitarist kuni recruited one of the best singer of the world:mr jeff scott soto himself.so you have a big advantage.how many hard rock records was ruined by a weak singer (white sister ,blue blud ect ect...)the list is without end....with mr soto this is the top.more when with a so sensational singer, you have some good songs with great musicians you are in aor heaven.this record is in this case.forget track 3 an instrumental who have absoluty no interest only for mr kuni who play like a child with his guitar.the rest is top class melodic hard rock.irresistible songs who stay in your brain for a long time.no bonus track in the japan import.

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