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Artist: Flame

Title: Blaze

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Flame Blaze Album Cover Flame Blaze Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1989

Label: Rockhill Records

Catalog Number: Rh76503


Phillip Andrew vocals
Don McBee guitar, keyboards
Stephen Vegas bass
Bronco Billy Harvey lead guitar
Denis Bostok drums


1.  Lorelei  
2.  Ride  
3.  Ball and Chain  
4.  New Love  
5.  Givin' Me Lies  
6.  Get It All  
7.  Automatic  
8.  Fascination Touch  
9.  Bound N' Tied  
10.  Freight Train  
11.  Don't Look Down  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: koogles Date: January 27, 2003 at 1:35
Flame without the "f" adequately described this band until I heard "Blaze". One word, five exclamation points: WOW!!!!! Is this the same band that put out the bland Great White-on-an-off-day release on Giant in '92? It sure is, but you'd never think so! This is archetypal L.A. style hair metal without any pesky outside influences (blues, etc.) getting in the way! Like Cry Wolf, Southgang, Babylon A.D., etc.

From: anamal Date: February 5, 2003 at 1:44
i agree their sophmore release doesnt even come close to the energy of Blaze, with my fav track from the disc being.. freight train..whatta asskicker

From: TIM Date: April 24, 2003 at 3:25
So far I disagree. I actually like the other one better. This is just plain rock with no flavor. I'll try it yet again but it hasn't done anything for me. Overhyped is the indication I get so far.

From: JLPRocks Date: April 24, 2003 at 18:03
Sorry Tim....but you already know I dig this one. This cd, to me, is miles beyond their major label debut. What happened to them between the two releases one can only wonder. But "Blaze" kicks some serious ass.....in a slightly bluesy *yes Koogs..* hardrock kinda kickass way!!! I'd seriously have to rank this Indie in the top 20 for sure......... 9/10

From: AORMESSIAH Date: May 20, 2003 at 17:14
Does anyone know where I can get this CD ?

From: MButt Date: June 8, 2003 at 17:20
man, someone needs to re-issue this, since it is so hard to find, if the band is listening, Metal Mayhem Music would love to do this one!

From: Metal 4 Ever Date: June 24, 2003 at 3:25
Hey! anyone who has an original Flame - Blaze front insert they want to sell me, I would love to take it off your hands. Thanks! and as always Metal 4 Life

From: TheRipper Date: August 4, 2003 at 18:51
AWESOME MELODIC ROCK RELEASE! A Top indie rarity from 1989 worth every penny for a REAL music lover (that's right Tim!). From top to bottom this sucker never seizes to amaze me with it's catchy choruses and killer songz! From the energy to "Ball & Chain" to the sheer catchiness of "Don't Look Down", "Ride", "Get It All", "Automatic", etc (you get the point). A 10 in every way for me.

From: Mark Date: August 19, 2003 at 19:48
Blaze was by far their best work. I knew the band and they were unhappy with the production on the Giant release. If you like the sound of Blaze, you should have seen them live. They were great and their cover of "Magic Carpet Ride" was really rocked!

From: TIM Date: August 19, 2003 at 20:42
You know where you can stick that opinion right, Ripper? I love the song "Freight Train" but the rest does little for me. More intensity maybe but the songs lack punch and flow. Not saying it will do that for everybody but I loved the other release regardless of how unpopular that opinion may be. It will take more than 8 or so opinions to cut it. If more people could afford it there would be a better indication of it's standing.

From: glamazon Date: September 26, 2003 at 13:24
Flame was an amzing band live! I saw them more in the 80's and early 90's than any other band! It doesn't get better than Flame on a Saturday night at Niles! I miss those days sometimes. One of my fav. memories is when Phil was singing Magic Carpet Ride (which as Mark above said, they did a kick ass job on), he was doing a weird scarf dance and Chuck Billy from Testament was there rocking out! I think Flame suffered the same fate as some other bay area bands did, on their eariler release. Someho

From: glamazon Date: September 26, 2003 at 13:29
I think Flame suffered the same fate on their Giant release as many other bay area bands did. The disk did not translate their songs well (over produced or something) and also did not capture the live energy..... I have a tape that Flame used to sell at their shows (prior to their brief move to LA) that has four songs, Angel (snore), Sexual Kind (fun song, great live), Love Can't Wait (double snore) and Johnny Fever (definately an old time fav. and great live)....

From: glamazon Date: September 26, 2003 at 13:30
Flame were just great and I really miss them! I know Steve and Denis played in the band (forget the name) with Jeff from Tesla for awhile. Does anyone know what Phil is up to these days? I would love to hear him live again!

From: glamazon Date: September 26, 2003 at 13:33
Also worth mentioning is both Flame and Babylon AD were Niles bands. Meaning they played at Niles Station quite a bit and were definately regulars and crowd favorites. However, that being said, Flame was the much better band live that Babylon AD! The crowd seemed to think so too!

From: purrfect-kat Date: September 27, 2003 at 14:16
This cd really shows how talented this band is and it's a real shame they didn't get more exposure for some of the songs they created.

From: eddie Date: December 22, 2003 at 11:23
Where can I get a copy? let me know

From: Krys Date: January 13, 2004 at 1:41
Phillip Sullivan is my boyfriend and I was happy to come across this website, I'm sure Phil will be interested in reading your comments. In answer to the question "What's Phil up to?".. He was with a cover band "Mojo" for awhile playing in the South Bay Area. But now he is working really hard on his own music, he has some really good songs. Also the members from "Flame" have just struck up a deal with a company from europe who is going to re-release two of "Flames" songs(hopefully by mid-2004) t

From: Carmine Rose Date: January 13, 2004 at 15:53
Great news Flame fans, they're releasing a new album in August and as of right now it'll be called The Second Wave. Go to www.sleazeroxx.com for more information.

From: Jeff Date: January 27, 2004 at 21:46
I like both cd's but the 4 song cassette is my fave. I transferred the songs to cd. Hopefully they will remaster those jams. I met Phil at a Halloween party many years ago in Milpitas.

From: Mark Date: February 7, 2004 at 3:28
Good news for Flame fans! Thanks Krys and Carmine for the information. Please keep us posted on "What's up with Phil" and any live gigs. I will be buying a new copy of Blaze. The old one is just about wore out!

From: me Date: February 15, 2004 at 23:12
Also a fan...and friend back in the days! Many nites spent at Niles!! Would love to hear of a "live" show, anything in the works? Please email info to: crowkitten4@cs.com

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From: Whiplash1972 Date: February 22, 2004 at 0:20
This one has been re-issued by Z Records,and can be picked up at http://www.nehrecords.com You can see the new, re-issue cover above.

From: Gunner Date: March 16, 2004 at 21:26
Way Cool!!! Flame rocks!! Hey Krys My name is Gunner and I knew the Flame boys and Phil pretty good. Do you remember the cover band Milk? I managed Matt and Steve when they were in Freewill. This is a coolsite here! Krys would you mind telling Phil I said Hi. I have moved back home to Alaska now but have fond memories of thos early Niles Station Days...the Green House and Pumas in San Jose. Thanks of this site. I will check back later to get more info....Gunner

From: Krys Date: March 18, 2004 at 13:40
hey Gunner...I will definitely tell Phil that you said "hi"! I do remember "Milk" those gigs were always fun. I also remember "Freewill" but believe it or not I did not know for a long time that Matt and Steve from "Milk" were the guys from "Freewill". I'm sure Phil will be replying to your message too. Take care...How's Alaska?

From: thomas Date: March 25, 2004 at 23:54
hey whats up all! can anyone help me with a copy of the four demo songs from flame? can someone here send me a cdr with johnny fever and angel and sexual kind?? hey who remembers the band JOHNNY from fremont? niles sure was the funnest times.... my email is thomasR1@comcast.net thanks!!

From: Gunner Date: April 3, 2004 at 4:22
Krys thanks for e-mailing me back. It would be cool to hear from Phil and to find out what the "boys" have been up to. Here is my e-mail lgunter02@msn.com. I hope to hear something soon....thanx Gunner

From: J & S LOFARO Date: April 9, 2004 at 1:50
Sullivan is still one of the best vocalist out there...lots of soul!! Hey Sullivan! We've been out of touch since playing w/you at Niles years back. I'm still singing off and on with my guitar player, but it's just for fun now. Joe and I jam at home and with some of my bandmates. Talked to Billy recently - he's still in Texas. Anyhow, if you see this, drop me an email at lofaro63@sbcglobal.net. Would love to hear how things are going. Maybe a jam is in order?? Hope all is well. Sona

From: Mark Date: May 7, 2004 at 0:48
Does anyone have information on the new CD? Will it be all the original guys? When will it be released? etc.

From: David Date: July 12, 2004 at 23:27
Does anyone know when the new album is coming out???

From: Latka Date: July 29, 2004 at 22:52
manbfw pwqedm pom pomd

From: Geoff Date: February 22, 2005 at 19:49
This is a good hard rock disc, especially the huge opening track - what a killer! As Koogles says first off the bat, it's hard to believe this rather explosive and vibrant hard rock band released the pile of shit they call a second disc. This is a good slab of hard rock though... not too sure if it was worth the re-issue, but who's to say? Good solid disc.

From: orietto Date: February 23, 2005 at 7:18
if someone could help me scoring this one in original press i'll surely help with some rare indie.... 9/10

From: tomcat Date: February 23, 2005 at 8:21
the song 'ride' shows the quality of this band..A great song and a great disc..

From: z4roxx Date: February 23, 2005 at 19:48
Orietto,saw the original press sold for 350 fuckin'bucks!!Are you ready to sell your house to get an original one??ahahahahaha

From: Chad Date: April 10, 2005 at 0:33
Contrary to popular opinion, I actually prefer the sophmore S/T album to this one. While this one is certainly in the hard rock vein and the S/T in more of the melodic/AOR mode, the second album is more organized. This one seems to be all over the place with its moods. I do like it though. Just prefer the second album.

From: Elizzabeth C Date: September 7, 2005 at 16:43
Phil: It's been 7 years since I last saw you - hanging out at the UFO show in Palo Alto with Mick Faze...you're a hard guy to locate. Send me an email when you get a chance: alt_rock_chick@yahoo.com Lizz~

From: Wotty Date: September 14, 2005 at 4:22
Just received this and after a few spins it comes across as "Good Time" melodic hard rock.Along with the s/t album it doesn't break any barriers,but as I said it's "Good Time" M.H.R.that has been done better but also been done a lot worse.It's up to the listener to decide !!!!

From: planetboom Date: November 10, 2005 at 3:14
Phil: If you ever check this board, shoot me an email This is the DJ from Cheers that used to play Sexual Kind when Milk would come in to play on Thursdays. Later... aj4x2@yahoo.com. By the way, if folks are still looking for the 4 song "Sexual Kind" demo, let me know.

From: Doug Date: January 3, 2006 at 18:22
This CD is at www.NEHRecords.com

From: metalmaniac777 Date: February 6, 2010 at 12:57
The self-titled sophomore CD has slicker production, but this debut has more ballsy sizzle, so which one is superior? Well, for me, it doesn't much matter, 'cause I didn't think either one was worth bothering with.

From: hair metal again Date: October 5, 2014 at 3:29
hair metal perfection by FLAME and it was a big mistake of the fan base of the hard rock genre back in the day that we didnt make them a million selling act!i d love to hear more of these guys for sure ,cause they were extremely talented and hard rockin!essential

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