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Artist: Hericane Alice

Title: Tear the House Down

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Hericane Alice Tear the House Down Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1990

Label: Atlantic

Catalog Number: 7 82028-2


Bruce Naumann vocals
Ian Mayo bass
Danny Gill guitar
Jackie Ramos drums


1.  Wild Young and Crazy  4:22
2.  Bad to Love  3:31
3.  Dream Girl  5:45
4.  Tear the House Down  3:09
5.  Badboy Breakout  4:38
6.  Need a Lover  3:34
7.  Too Late  4:36
8.  Shake, Shake, Shout  3:10
9.  Crank the Heat Up  3:49
10.  I Walk Alone  4:12
Total Running Time:  40:46

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Existing comments about this CD

From: msmetal Date: February 13, 2001 at 18:24
Juat an all-around fun time rocking album. This is what 'hair metal' is all about!

From: brad140 Date: June 15, 2001 at 1:21
This is a great hair band album!!

From: Mike G Date: June 26, 2001 at 13:58
If this record had came out in the mid 80's, they would have been huge!!!! Great rockin album and a must for your hard rock/metal arsenal!!!!!!

From: David Date: July 2, 2001 at 16:22
I must agree with the previous comments, Execellent album!

From: 3rd_rail@37.com Date: October 20, 2001 at 10:43

From: rattcage Date: February 25, 2002 at 22:36
This band did a follow-up with a new singer (ex-Accept singer David Reece). The band changed their name to Bangalore Choir. The album was called 'On Target' and was released in 1992.

From: Federico Date: February 26, 2002 at 14:29
Great kick ass arena-hard rock. High energy and fun. I tried hard to find this cd in 1990 when it came out, but It was impossible. So I've downloaded it a year ago. I didn't know that the rythm section played in Bangalore Choir.My favorite song is sure Wild young & crazy. Proprio un gran bel disco, mi da' una gran carica. After all this comments in Spanish, I wanna put something in Italian, so nobody can understand.

From: Harvey Date: March 24, 2002 at 19:51
Imagine Marq Torien out of Bulletboys fronting Ratt and you pretty much have the essence of the Hericane Alice sound. Make up your own mind as to whether or not that sounds like a good idea (after all; opinions are like assholes...everyone has one!).

From: Connection Less Date: March 27, 2002 at 7:07
Federico credi proprio che nessuno ti capisca ? I must agree with all previous posts. kick ass hard rockin band !

From: ?? Date: April 2, 2002 at 23:46
this cd is so f**king good. buy it or steal it from your best friend but just get it.

From: Desslar Date: April 5, 2002 at 11:47
Good party metal, and even a couple of strong slow tunes. A bit repetitive at times. Singer sometimes sounds like Joe Elliott.

From: TIM Date: May 2, 2002 at 22:49
I agree with Desslar once again. This disc is great to throw in once in a while to spice things up.

From: Tony Date: June 2, 2002 at 23:44
If you rated every single hair band album top to bottom this one would be EXACTLY in the middle! There's almost a genius to how average this is. Hey I own it and dig it and if you love hair metal by all means pick it up but in all honesty this could be exhibit A in a courtroom for anyone who just hated all the cliches this type of music had. Kinda sounds like the lead singer of Bulletboys fronting a weak Whitesnake?? The guitar player is incredible though here!!

From: dokken6008 Date: July 5, 2002 at 2:57
Some good rockers, great vocals (lower end & high) and fantastic guitar-soloing. H.A.'s 'Tear The House Down' is certainly not one of the best mainstream hairband cds you will run across & certainly not the worst. To rate the 'TTHD', I'd say about an over-all 7.8 out of 10. The dude with the blonde hair takes better care of his mop than most chicks that I have seen--he makes girls jealous! Anyway, buy this if pop-metal is your thing and you aren't expecting anything particularly original.

From: koogles Date: July 23, 2002 at 9:44
Tony nails it AGAIN. Only thing is: this is a little more of a party/glam outing than anything Whitesnake has been associated with. I'd say this is along the lines of a XYZ or Babylon A.D knockoff. Good production and lots of attitude make this a rewarding, if cliched, CD.

From: AndreTekken Date: August 13, 2002 at 13:13
This is the perfect example of what an late 80's hair band looked,sounded like.This record take you to a time when every band that had that kind of attitude was imediately signed up!Good traditional hard rock,neat arrengements,a bit like XYZ,Bulletboys!Sharp guitars.Sharp,powerfull,high range vocals.Solid drumms.Not essencial,but quite interesting effort!

From: AndreTekken Date: August 13, 2002 at 13:20
Again you can even notice by the cover some traditional design of this sort of outfit in the 80's!The singuer in the nineties became kind of a financial broker.The rest of the band remained on the music business.Jackie became the drumer of Bad Moon Rising and Bangloire Choir,like the bassist Ian Mayo!I give to this record an 70 out of 10

From: nitrodoll Date: August 13, 2002 at 15:46
don't forget spf1000, a cool hollywood gothic act with Jackie on the drums..(check out their mp3.com site) the vocalist of hericane alice also sang a cool song on 'hollywood underground' a cool complilation cd made by some warrant members and some forgotten musicians from that area.. Danny Gill made 2 cds with medecine wheel, the first album rocked.... nitrodoll1974@hotmail.com cheeeeeeeeerrrrrrzzzzzzzzzz

From: Shane Date: August 18, 2002 at 15:17
Very good! Underrated, per usual for typical 80's hair bands.

From: Andre Tekken Date: September 2, 2002 at 12:05
Seriously guys,if you liked this band,and also are into,House of Lords,Bad Moon Rising and XYZ,try to listen to a new band called Mechanix.His debut is so called Regenerator!

From: KORYCLARKE1991 Date: September 20, 2002 at 17:44

From: Cotton C. Lover Date: October 4, 2002 at 7:40
But Marq Torien used to be lead singer for Ratt (was their original singer, to be more specific....before even Steve). Also, above this post, is that the same Kory Clarke as from Warrior Soul and SAP? If so, you rock!!! lol

From: T-BONE Date: October 4, 2002 at 10:10
Cotton, I had also read somewhere that Marq was Ratt's lead singer at one time, but I thought it must be a misprint considering Stephen started Mickey Ratt in the late 70's and has been with them up until they broke up in the early 90's. I have no idea when that could have happened. Maybe he filled in on a few shows or something.

From: The Fizzy One Date: October 4, 2002 at 10:33
I'd always thought marq Torien was an original GUITARIST for Ratt, not singer, because Pearcy did start Mickey Ratt in the late '70's. Hmmmm? Hmmmm!

From: PUNKYY GLITTER Date: October 30, 2002 at 2:06

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: November 17, 2002 at 0:02
Tear The House Down, the equivalent to multi-orgasms. Like a night with the local floozie that did a number that you could not possiably imagine, 'Hericane Alice' licks you where you've never been licked befor! This is the ultimate party music!They're raucous, they're appealingly uncomplicated and they're rife with singalongs-verging-on-the-inane that, have a righteous knack for working so damn well in concert! Enhanced by solid musicianship and production as well as F'ing strong vocals

From: angry Date: December 28, 2002 at 4:15
just bought this from ebay! Great album! full of raw energy! Get a copy if you dont have!

From: Chuck Date: January 13, 2003 at 22:08
I saw the singer Bruce in a band called the mighty roosters in st paul. I liked hericane alices original guitarist before tear the house down. I bought the cassette on ebay. its got gold reels in a clear shell.leni dimancari was the guy,fast player.

From: ThunderDan Date: March 12, 2003 at 1:10
I remember an old issue of Metallix magazine which had an article on these guys. If I'm not mistaken, I think Doug Aldrich was in this band. Can anyone verify this please?

From: winger Date: March 22, 2003 at 13:10
I bought this album 10 years ago and i still luv it... only made 1 album... what an injustice!

From: Gar Date: June 1, 2003 at 21:28
The textbook hair band. They used every cliche in the book on this one. From the misspelled band name to the cover photo to the generic album title this personifies hair metal. You'll either love it or hate it before you even listen to it. As far as the music goes, its quite average. Nothing bad about it but it doesn't have an original bone in its spandexed and peroxided body. The singer alternately sounds like David Coverdale and Axl Rose. If you gotta own every hair metal cd, you'd better get

From: Gar Date: June 1, 2003 at 21:29
cont... this one. If not, there are much better ones available.

From: brent Date: June 23, 2003 at 10:05
Hi Thunderdan......the bassist and drummer worked with Aldrich in Bad Moon Rising. Cheers.

From: visitor Date: August 20, 2003 at 14:37
Another one-album-miracle-band... but seriosly, Dream Girl is one of the best hard rock ballads ever written! And the fast tracks all have the energy and attitude! This album gets you in a good mood!

From: John Date: September 4, 2003 at 15:11
Most of this is run of the mill vanilla flavored hard rock done by the numbers. 'Bad To Love' is awesome though. Great, catchy verses and big harmonies in the chorus. I don't hate this album, I just find it hard to like it for some reason. 6/10.

From: tomcat Date: September 4, 2003 at 17:29
you say you want it..well come and get it right now... excellent vibes on this album..a class act in its genre, pretty bad nothing really happend with theze guys..a good melodic rock cd ...

From: Scandinavia Date: September 18, 2003 at 15:16
Listening to 'Crank The Heat Up' right now....Yeah! Let's party! I like the voice but the music is just too predictable unfortunately...

From: Legend Date: November 22, 2003 at 17:33
Great attitude but not so great songwriting. Two or three good songs but not a killer album imo. The next Cd under the name of 'Bangalore Choir' is better. In fact is one of the best (and most underated) albums of all times. Este disco no est mal, pero hay cientos como l. Si quieres escuchar algo bueno de ellos pillate Bangalore Choir. Javi.

From: James Date: November 22, 2003 at 21:12
only the bass player and drummer went on to be in Bangalore Choir, saying or implying that that band was the same as this is crazy. 'The next Cd under the name of 'Bangalore Choir' is better.' is very misleading. it is like saying that 40ft Ringo and Trixter are the same. Yea, two members but i would hardly call the Ringo cd the next band after Trixter, which would imply that the band just changed their name and went on.

From: Harvey Date: November 27, 2003 at 17:27
Contrived and very flawed....but I still find myself singing Bad To Love on occasion.

From: Digger Date: December 11, 2003 at 11:31
This is one of the best albums of all time, I would love to buy the rights and put it in my next film... Need a Lover and I Walk Alone are up there with the best ever, I heard some superb demos that presumably would have made the next album? A great band , a great loss that they didn't follow this up...

From: Widzewiak Date: December 13, 2003 at 6:41
Zajebista pyta, zajebsta kapela, dzi takich ju nie ma...

From: Scandinavia Date: December 14, 2003 at 8:34
To Widzewiak: I totally agree! Haha

From: Benny boy Date: December 28, 2003 at 2:04
This band was kick ass and every hair metal lover needs a copyI need a copy I loved this when I had it on cassette but dont have it on cd and want it

From: red Date: February 6, 2004 at 13:38
All these posts for a band that sounds like a second rate version of Skidrow. It's not bad at all, but nothing new. I did get it in the bargain rack for two dollars and it was certainly worth that.

From: Aero Force Mike Date: March 2, 2004 at 23:36
Awesome album, basically every track has an awesome gang-chorus that'll stick in your head for weeks. Some killer riffs, with Naumann's vocals reminding of a cross between Axl Rose and Mark Slaughter. Kind of a mix between some Skid Row and a lot of Slaughter, this is just great sleazy metal... check it out!

From: Mig Mazzetti Date: March 16, 2004 at 11:44

From: Blue Tequila Date: April 20, 2004 at 19:25
Dream Girl...what a fantastic song on a very good album.

From: Yahyohmpeh Date: April 27, 2004 at 0:57
Great album and a good addition to any melodic metal collection. I would have to say 'Too Late' is my favorite track...

From: Warhead Date: August 22, 2004 at 19:52
This is a cd to whip out at parties. It's so funny that my friends and I were busting a gut. The worst and I mean the cheesiest lyrics. I can't count how many times the singer said "Oh baby," but if I had a nickel for everytime... If you can find it under $5, pick it up and "TEAR THE HOUSE DOWN!"

From: Geoff Date: August 23, 2004 at 6:18
I have no problems with this CD, in fact I really quite like it. The vocals are a bit much at times, but on 'Too late' they are fine (my fave track. I always loved the first three songs, then 'Badboy breakout' and the great closer 'I walk alone'. Good solid commercial hard rock with less fillers than a lot of other albums.

From: Blackhalo Date: January 19, 2005 at 3:54
Jackie "Hector" Ramos' past runs deep in my city (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). Funny how he never mentions any of it. Besides what's been mentioned already & sparcely found on the net, he was also in a local band here called Lillian X w/ David Reece (who was w/ him in Bangalore Choir). He was in various bands before and after that here as well--Bad Boy, Kid Courage, Moxy Roxx...and I saw him in Hollywood in another band but cant remember the name. It's not one thats been mentioned here at all tho.

From: Dean Date: January 19, 2005 at 8:42
As a matter of fact Blackhalo- i was just looking at the Moxy Roxx album today-if you want to discuss or trade other bands in the southern Wisconsin area please drop me a line @ dgehrmann@charter.net.

From: cook_jaime Date: January 31, 2005 at 12:37
I agree with some of the early posters.... Imagine Marq Torien fronting Whitesnake. Not bad. I give it a 6.5/10.

From: hardrock85 Date: October 11, 2005 at 12:48
good christ if i didn't hear that intro hurricane sound from the first song i'd say that the first song was gonna be excellent.....Young, Wild, and Crazy sums up this whole entire disc, sounds alot like Bangalore Choir w/ Hardline licks. Tear The House Down, Bad To Love and the beautiful ballad, Sweet Dreamer is all but too good to be true!! so if you're partying tonite, wanna get down, crank up the first song.........obviously Alice wouldn't push you too hard now would she..........

From: Rob Date: June 16, 2006 at 11:54
This CD smokes. One of my favorites!

From: 7Sinner Date: August 15, 2006 at 18:51
Yep...When you think of hair bands this is one that should come to mind. They have above average songs and talent. Too bad they only put out one release...

From: Helix Date: August 16, 2006 at 18:34
7Sinner, you are wrong this time, They put out two cd's The first cd that came out was there self title cd which had eight tracks.

From: 7Sinner Date: August 16, 2006 at 19:49
Damn I didn't know that Helix!! Was it as good as this one.??

From: Fat Freddy Date: October 26, 2006 at 11:37
Ehhh...strictly average hair metal. I'm not going to throw it away but this CD never ranked near the top of my playlist either. Some decent tracks, but the lyrics are hilariously stupid (even by Hair Metal standards). There's a reason this CD is fairly cheap on eBay... cuz it isn't that good! Sorry folks, but I don't understand all the whoop de doo about this band here.

From: metalhead4life Date: December 10, 2006 at 15:55
Not bad at all. Actually pretty good hair metal/glam/hard rock from 1990. At this point in time, the big labels signed plenty of bands like this as it was "in" and the norm - almost like clockwork. If you're a fan of this music then it's worth buying. Cinderella, Ratt, Britny Fox, etc. fans will like this. 7/10

From: themartin Date: December 29, 2006 at 11:43
That someone considers this album, one of the greatest albums of all time just makes me laugh, if not cry. This is so unoriginal, unimaginative, runofthemill contrived, that it's no strange that this is the only release from this band. Don't blame grunge. Avoidable

From: SleazeBall 88 Date: January 20, 2007 at 13:13
What bands do these guys sound like...I've only heard one song

From: VinceK81 Date: January 21, 2007 at 21:32
F.CKING KILLER!!!! One of the best party/workout/RIPPER CD's of all time. Can't get enough of this shit. Above statements agreed, GOD DAMN I WISH THERE WOULDA BEEN A FOLLOW UP!

From: sanxdowntherainbow Date: March 15, 2007 at 2:14
Great cd, in the style of BABYLON A.D. Best tracks: 1,2,4,8. Now getting a little harder to find, so get it while u can! 9/10

From: dudemetal1 Date: March 27, 2007 at 3:59
If you enjoy bands such as Dokken, Babylon A.D., Wildside, Warrant, Etc. you'll should definitely like Hericane Alice....Great Rockers, Mid-Tempo songs and A Killer Ballad!!....It's ALL there.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 28, 2007 at 11:25
Good Hard Rock, por momentos melodicos, Dokken??? bromeas comparalo con los otros 3 pero con Dokken por favorrr un album mas 7/10

From: z4roxx Date: March 29, 2007 at 11:54
Ahahah grande Rafo here!!!many people associate Dokken or Warrant to every releasy here,when people ask me how sound old Sepultura I should say like Testament or Sadus or Malevolent Creation etc...It's not a right way guys even if on ebay it appens often so may dupes bid everywhere ahahaha

From: dudemetal1 Date: May 16, 2007 at 2:01
Orale Rafo, como que POR FAVOR?? La canciones "Bad Boy Breakout" y "Too Late" si se oyen un poco como Dokken...at least that's my opinion.

From: headbanger4life Date: July 23, 2007 at 5:13
Damn, I love this one. I have to keep it out of my car though. I always want to step on the gas when it's playing. All of the above comparisons sound about right. They just came out in a sea of a gazillion other bands with the similar sound. I'm glad to see quit a few other fans here.

From: wsr88d Date: July 28, 2007 at 12:35
I would agree that this is a great release. I rememeber buying this cd from a cutout bin at a cd store in 1993, one of my 1st cds (after I bought a cd player). Great songs and production. If you like this band there is a demo cd floating around with the following songs: "Heels High" "Back Where You Belong" "Its Too Late" "Long Train" "Band Jamming" "Radar Love" "Shake Shake Shout" "Dream Girl". PLUS the band is reuniting...changed the name to "THE ALICE". "A"

From: 123charpenay Date: May 29, 2009 at 16:48
very great hard u s cd s.it is look like tangier.if you are fans of hard u s this album is for you!!!!!!!!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 14, 2009 at 21:11
I have mixed impressions about this album..usually the opening track is meant 2 blow people away but in my case it took to the song "Dream Girl" (excellent!..love the chorus) to star enjoying the music of Hericane Alice..."Tear The House Down" is a blast,"Badboy Breakout","Need A Lover"(nice),"Shake Shake Shout" and "Crank The Heat Up" are the best tracks at least 4 me..."I Walk Alone" a semi ballad to end the album...anyway decent album if you are into bands such as Danger Danger,Saints & Sinners,"War Babies","Bang Tango" and L.A Guns to mention some then Hericane Alice would be a gift 2 your ears!!!.85/100

From: metalmaniac777 Date: March 17, 2010 at 14:44
Half this CD rocks like a...uh, well, like a hurricane...while the other half makes you wish a typhoon would come along and blow it away so you wouldn't have to bother with it ever again. Yes, folks, what we have here is yet another one of those half-killer/half-filler albums. Even with all the late 80s cliches firmly in place, the band belts out some kick-butt hair-metal anthems, but they also dish out some deadly-dull duds that kind of just sit there like a pile of dog crap polluting an otherwise perfect rose garden. Some CDs are so good, it'd be worth going down on a 400 lb. fat chick who hadn't bathed in three months if that's what it took to get a copy, but for this CD, I wouldn't give that chick so much as a kiss on the cheek.

From: edwithmj Date: August 2, 2015 at 9:03
Another average run-of-the-mill album by a group of "never weres" so to speak. The production is nice, the vocals are top-notch but at times sound dangerously close to Steelheart's Michael Matijevic. What's missing, again, is something stand-out. The lyrics, the melodies all sound similar to each other and the lyrical themes are too similar to other bands - which did this sort of music a lot better. Dream Girl is definitely the best song on here but actually reeks of mediocrity when compared to other bands' ballads. Need A Lover is a decent, fast-paced rocker with great guitars but it still falls short of anything special. The rest are far from terrible but don't seem to stick in my mind. The only good thing about this album is it makes me realise that bands need more than just good production, decent vocals and decent guitars to make good songs: they need a certain spark to make a decent song. 5/10.

From: Palash Date: May 13, 2017 at 14:11
The songs of this album are not so good except the ballad Dream Girl.

From: 123charpenay Date: October 21, 2017 at 16:01
totally agree with others comments.this cd have his moments.one half of this record is a very catchy hard u s.unfortunatelly the other half is very average and really boring.

From: Palash Date: November 12, 2017 at 22:57
The album is not so good, but the ballad Dream Girl is excellent. Voice is like Michael Bolton.

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