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Artist: Royal Court of China

Title: Geared and Primed

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1989

Label: A&M Records

Catalog Number: 395 234-2


Joe Blanton lead vocals, rhythm guitar, accoustic guitar
Jeff Mays lead guitar
Drew Cornutt bass
Chris Mekow drums, percussion, backing vocals


1.  Geared and Primed  2:50
2.  Half the Truth  4:01
3.  It Came Crashing Down the Starcase  3:49
4.  Six Empty Bottles  4:35
5.  Mr. Indecision  2:56
6.  Tijuana Go!  3:03
7.  Dragon Park  3:22
8.  So Yer Love Is True  4:31
9.  This Time Around  4:37
10.  Take Me Down  3:01
Total Running Time:  36:45

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Existing comments about this CD

From: syl1970 Date: March 15, 2003 at 18:32
great songs, great singer, great musicians...this is one of the best rock hard band I know. A MASTERPIECE: if you find it buy it!!!

From: tony dean Date: April 20, 2003 at 13:18
excellent absolutely excellent, its a rarity to find and i have it woohooo

From: Desslar Date: April 25, 2003 at 16:33
Not very impressive. Too much pop influence, not enough rock. Sounds like INXS trying to do hard rock.

From: sylvain Date: April 25, 2003 at 17:54
If INXS play this kind of music I want all their cds, R.C.0.China are harder, the singer's voice is powerful and guitar attacks. Their first cd was pop but this one kills.

From: Blue Tequila Date: October 11, 2003 at 23:47
I must say this was a surprise find. Never heard of them (awful band name imo) but I was very impressed with the overall quality of this album. Great production, vocals, and guitar work. The songs were good but Desslar nailed it - you get this INXS vibe throughout while listening to it. Odd but good with tracks 1,4,5,6,and 8 being my favs.

From: digg it Date: November 9, 2003 at 1:03
poor man's rock city angels. tracks 1,2 & 8 ok. they do sound like someone but i can't place it - certainly not INXS more like Roy Orbison!!! Bit of a country sleeze rock feel?

From: Dean Date: February 17, 2004 at 11:36
Could not get into this one at all- I'd RATHER listen to INXS then this, no energy to it at all

From: ROSWELL Date: March 13, 2004 at 14:17
Ah, c'était l'époque de la bonne zic.Si vous aimez D.A.D vous aimerez aussi Royal Court Of China.Alors bonne chance pour trouver le CD...A écouter aussi: Smashed Gladys, Company Of Wolves, Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction, Peer Gûnt, Circus of Power, Waltari...TSHAW!!!

From: Claes in Sweden Date: August 13, 2004 at 6:43
Ahhh,this brings back memories! I lent my LP to someone around 1990, but will definately buy it again (on CD this time...)! Who cares about Orbison, INXS or sleeze country or what genre this might be - it´s really good music and that´s enough for me!

From: Geoff Date: March 9, 2006 at 22:20
Yeah, this is one for the brave. I guess you'd call it a hard rock CD, but the concepts, ideas and songs are not for me at all. I just couldn't even remotely get into these guys. Skipped through the songs like a frog upon the lilly pads. Definately not recommended by me.

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: December 10, 2007 at 21:37
Vaya Stylo cerrando los años 80's aqui con un Hard Rock 'N' Roll muy fiestero no es gran cosa este disco, pues es un rock comercial como muchos que salieron en la epoca un hard rock ordinario Con su toque Clasico y unos sonidos muy fiesteros..

From: TheGuv Date: July 24, 2010 at 12:38
Average album, too much pop, country, and some parts, new wave influences.At least, the vocalist is good. 65/100.

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