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Title: Crashin' Hollywood
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Label: Aorheaven/Point Music (Germany)
Originally recorded in 1989.
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|From: freddy de keyze
||Date: April 14, 2003 at 17:39|
|Great undiscovered AOR and all thanks to Georg at AOR Heaven for releasing this gem. A must for any AOR fan. Go and buy this !
|From: kc rocker
||Date: April 14, 2003 at 19:13|
|i totally agree with the above statment..... rob
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: December 4, 2003 at 4:54|
|Great that George from AOR HEAVEN has released this gem. With Larry Baus on vocals (the guy from the mighty RED DAWN !), you know you're in for a bloody great AOR album !
||Date: January 28, 2004 at 18:51|
|AWESOME stuff here, people. Try to get this while you can as it quickly went out of print. Pure 80's bliss!
||Date: February 28, 2004 at 11:09|
|this cd is getting hard to get.a bit more hair metal than red dawn.as red dawn have a heavier rainbow style imo but great cd.
||Date: August 20, 2004 at 11:48|
|In case you didn't know, this disc was actually recorded in 1989 and was indented to be used as a means to secure a recoring contract with Columbia Records.
||Date: August 22, 2004 at 5:56|
|This is a superb one! There are so many songs here, recorded with such class and excellence, that are essential to any melodic hard rock collection. The ballads are all brilliant, but I believe it is 'Tell me why' which steals the show for me. I don't like the chorus at all, but the pre-chorus and the guitar to go with it - melodic hard rock bliss. But that's what a lot of this CD is. Highly recommended!!!
||Date: December 24, 2004 at 18:23|
|The last comment on this album was actually left here by me, but I feel I must add one last thing. Whilst many rave about Red Dawn, I must say with complete honesty that I find this to be the much better CD with Larry Baud on vocals. 'Break away', 'Shine on', 'Suzanne', 'Christina', 'Tell me why', 'Breakin my heart' are all brilliant - nothing like that to be found on Red Dawn. Both good albums, but IMO this is leagues ahead. Killer CD.
||Date: February 9, 2005 at 17:24|
|help!!!! where can I find this one????? I played in a band in the same area as this band and must of saw them 100 times!!!!! good 80's stuff, too bad this took so long to have!!!
|From: oz rokkit
||Date: February 9, 2005 at 19:06|
|Mr Baud's Red Dawn is the superior piece of work, at times leaves Network for dead, really. But both are enjoyable listens : ) Swriter, what was the name of your band?
||Date: February 9, 2005 at 19:37|
|agreed Oz, Red Dawn is wonderful, what a great voice!!! we around the area didn't even know Larry did this one!!!! hahahahaha I said before the guitarist went on to play with Trans Siberian Orchestra for a few tours and was great!!! Network is more 80's sounding but some good stuff. My bands didn't quite make it Oz, The Score and The Verge
||Date: February 27, 2005 at 18:58|
|I can't resist without hearin' this cd once every month.I consider Network the best pomp rock/aor band ever heard before and I think it will be hard findin'another better,IMO.'Break away','Rock Me','Tell me why'and 'Chance of a lifetime'are the best songs in this genre IMO,and the rest are pure killer stuff indeed.Simply marvellous,I can't give it a rate anyway but I could give it maybe 10.000/10!If anyone thinks the same about them please give me a support dropin'some lines!!Thanks!!
||Date: February 27, 2005 at 21:08|
|agreed 24!!!!! playing music in the same clubs as Network, I saw them over 100 times!!! never understood why they did not get a deal, this is great stuff, for those interested, the bassist went on to sing for Heaven's Edge, and Larry went to do the Red Dawn cd. Chance of a Lifetime is the hit that should of been, Crashin is also great as is Christine, and all of em!!! I believe the cd is ooprint again, hopefully it will come back!!!
||Date: March 7, 2005 at 17:09|
|Swriter... Check out the following link http://www.digitaldesign.st/network/about.htm I'm sure you can reach Mark Eskey via his website. He never mentioned the TSO thing to me... Intersting.
||Date: March 7, 2005 at 18:31|
|Gen8!!!! thanks I will check it out!!!! Tristan the guitarist from Red Dawn was the one who played with TSO for a year or so.
||Date: March 31, 2005 at 14:17|
|for those interested, along with the Red Dawn, this one is now available again, check the neh records site!!!! good news
|From: TIM (2)
||Date: April 2, 2005 at 5:20|
|I agree with Geoff and like this more than RED DAWN. Unfortunately it's nowhere near as polished, but it is killer 80's AOR with a heavy guitar edge and some great songs. 'Breakin' My Heart' is brilliant, as is the poppy title-track. But the incredible 'Christina' takes the song honours, this songs just builds & builds and the guitar/keyboard solo is a joy. The vocals and production are nowhere near the RED DAWN, otherwise this is the better CD IMO. If you love AOR you need this. 9.5/10.
|From: Rafo Phoenix
||Date: April 26, 2005 at 0:45|
|Good AOR album, como que Red Dawn le da esa cantidad de vueltas, en desacuerdo con los que dicen que Red Dawn es mejor, este le doy unos puntos mas eso porque encuentro temas de AOR como me gusta, esa de finales de los 80 claro con otros sonando con esos toques de 70 como tambien lo hace Red Dawn mas por la voz del cantante, Tell me why(la mejor y que no encuentro alguna similar en el de Red Dawn), Shine on, Breakin my heart, Christina(3 tremendas baladas con punche)
|From: Rafo Phoenix
||Date: April 26, 2005 at 0:46|
|Si te gusta Red Dawn y el buen AOR este no debe faltar y mas por esos cortes mencionados, IMO is better than Red Dawn.
||Date: May 2, 2005 at 10:44|
|Well it's a warm day in good old England,this is cranked up in volume,and it epitomises what a class era the 80s were when gems like this were buzzing around.With loads of comments surrounding this album there is not a great deal to add,just quality A.O.R.....
|Heavy Harmonies Volunteer|
||Date: October 27, 2005 at 8:44|
|Seeing as I just had the Red Dawn on the old player, I decided to do a back to back with this one. This is another classy album, no doubts about that, but after listening to both, 'Never Say Surrender' gives me the bigger rush of the two - Better songs, better production & better overall feel to the whole thing, especially the pompier edge of the former. Not alot in it, as they are both superb, just a personal preference.
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: October 28, 2005 at 3:15|
|Well, I have to agree with Jez on this one. His words are correct. This is a damn fine CD and you can easily compare it to the mighty Red Dawn ! But as Jez says : the Red Dawn one is a bit superior to this one on every level ! But don't make a mistake : this is a great CD anyway !!!
||Date: October 1, 2006 at 23:19|
|This is Mark Eskey, the guitarist from Network. I just wanted to thank everyone for the really great comments about the band, the songs, and the album overall. It really makes me feel good knowing that there are still so many people out their enjoying the music that meant so much to me. I just started writing again and working on new songs; your comments really give me the incentive to get back to work! Thanks again!
||Date: June 24, 2007 at 8:38|
|Larry Baud came from a pomp metal band called U.S.A. (they made an album in '82). He's got so much vibe and passion in his voice that he seems to attack the listener out of the speakers!! This album is amazing!!!! It's one hot piece of American classy hard rock where the keyboards don't overdo but fill the right places just like in 'Shine On' (...so heavenly!!!) or 'Break Away' (a charming one). If you want more power melodic rock be aware of 'Chance of A lifetime' (very dokkenesque) or of...
||Date: June 24, 2007 at 8:52|
|..'Love's Gonna Get You' (strong, alive and biting like the best Legs Diamond). In conclusion, if you like AOR with balls this is a must have, dudes! '......at least we shared a memory......'(from 'Suzanne')
|From: Melodic Man
||Date: August 2, 2007 at 8:18|
|Hey Ho,was man nicht für kleine Schätzchen auf nem Trödel ergattern kann.Die Band war mir bisher nicht bekannt,aber die Musik spricht für sich ! Typischer 80er Melodic\AOR Rock ! 85\100
||Date: August 2, 2007 at 9:41|
|Larry Baud es muxo LARRY BAUD!!! sin duda uno d mis 10 vocalistas favoritos d todos los tiempos!!! Saludos dd Barna!!
|From: *Say It With Love*
||Date: August 7, 2007 at 12:23|
|Uaaaaa!!! Masterclass Hard/Aor Heaven 100/100.More Music like This Please Red Dawn & Network 1989 ¡¡¡OBRAS MAESTRAS!!!
||Date: August 27, 2007 at 16:01|
|Awesome album and i have to agree with Geoff on this one, i feel this is a better album than Red Dawn - Never Say Surrender. Apart from the awesome I'll Be There' off Never Say Surrender i think the songs on Crashin Hollywood are better. Both albums are 2 of the finest examples of melodic rock you'll here, but it's that word melodic that sorts the 2 albums. I feel the songs on the Network album have more melody and are more instsnt, the sort of songs you here once and they stick with you, IMHO o
||Date: August 27, 2007 at 16:16|
|Larry Baud is a cool singer. Where is he now?
||Date: August 28, 2007 at 8:31|
|Yes this one is great, but I totally disagree about this one being better than the Red Dawn cd. Not only is the keyboard-playing and Larry Baud's voice a little better on the Red Dawn cd, that cd does not have any fillers like this one. So I have to disagree with aorfan - I think the Red Dawn cd has better melodies and a better drive. Anyway both albums are a must have!
||Date: September 27, 2008 at 14:55|
|This is a good disc. Larry Baud is a great singer. My favourite tracks are, "Christina", "Rock Me", "Break Away"...
||Date: November 30, 2008 at 8:23|
|I'm going crazy reading comments about Network being better than Red Dawn, this is just impossible. For me the best track of Network is equal to an average Red Dawn song. Everything on Red Dawn is better. Performance, vocals, compositions, production. And trust me, Network is the worst band with Baud on vocals, the USA album is much better too! Please someone list the USA album too, it's worth for AOR fans to know. Network rating: 70-75/100
||Date: November 30, 2008 at 11:51|
|When we talk about great bands it's evident that personal tastes and emotions are the most important things,that's all.Red Dawn was an awesome disc and IMO Network is another awesome,too.Personally I think in this disc there are some mega-hit songs,not a couple of good songs and in Red Dawn disc I hear some song isn't at the same level of the first 3 for example or some within'the end of the album.I also think that rbrigade is swriter ahahaha!
||Date: January 6, 2009 at 11:12|
|Killer Album of pure AOR/Melodic Hard!!!
|From: lalo r.o.c.k.
||Date: February 10, 2009 at 13:11|
|Top Notch AOR,melodic and orgasmic songs to take off the hat,the mighty voice from Larry Baud is awesome,pick songs?Break Away, Shine On,Breaking my heart,Christina,in fact all the songs are a wet dream for any AOR fan,classic 9/10.
||Date: November 10, 2009 at 16:23|
|Classic indeed guys!!!!!!! in it?
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: June 20, 2010 at 19:43|
|A jewel!..really a top notch release..all the songs are worth a ton!..one of the late 80's pure class AOR..."Break Away" is a killer track,what a starter,"Love's Gonna Get You" rocks,"Shine On" is a nice smooth piece of AOR,"Breakin' My Heart" is a fave,"Rock Me" rocks,"Tell Me Why" is a highlight along with "Love Won't Wait","Suzanne" is a pretty nice one,"Change Of A Lifetime" is another fave,"Crashin' Hollywood" is a hell of a song,wasn't that a hit back them?..it has all the ingredients to be that way,catchy as hell,"Christina" is another nice track and "No Place Like Home" is another star to the sky...in general lines,buy it!....99/100
||Date: June 30, 2010 at 13:00|
|Wonderful melodic rock with tons of keyboards and a slick production.
|From: CLOUD FORCE
||Date: October 7, 2013 at 10:47|
|amazing AOR masterpiece!essence of the late 80s AOR at its best!!they should have been huge!
|From: hair metal again
||Date: October 24, 2013 at 9:27|
|excellent hard rock release by NETWORK with a strong commercial edge all over!the sound is polished and the songs are mostly great and catchy!"breakin my heart","tell me why" with its great pre chorus line , "suzanne","christina" are all mega hits!highly recommended for hard rockers
|From: L.A. Sunset
||Date: August 7, 2014 at 1:58|
|The 3 "Heartbreakers" are the killer tunes here - "Breakin' My Heart", "Suzanne", "Christina". Overall super consistent 80's MHR album that still gets cranked to this day - should've sold a million.
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