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Artist: Hotshot

Title: Hotshot

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 2005

Label: Split Finger Records

Catalog Number: SF-LD11804


Mike Pont Vocals
Al Pitrelli Guitar
Bruno Ravel Bass, Vocals
Steve Savides Keyboards
Steve West Drums
Tony Bruno Guitar
Chuck Bonfonte Drums
Al Greenwood Keyboards
George Clinton Vocals, Guitar
T.C. Cook Bass, Vocals
Kurt Fairchild Drums, Vocals
Leslie West Guitar
Mike Frances Guitar
Timmy Starace Bass


1.  Intro  
2.  Love Don't Come Easy  
3.  Sweet Little Lucy  
4.  Always In My Heart  
5.  In The Groove  
6.  Love By The Numbers  
7.  Too Much Is Never Enough  
8.  Rock A Bye Baby  
9.  Bring On The Night  
10.  Hold On  
11.  Feels Like The First Time  
12.  I Can't Turn Back  
13.  Love Makes You Blind  
14.  The Heartache Of Love  
15.  Wildside  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: swriter Date: October 31, 2005 at 17:38
hmmm, why no comments on this one??? very good hard rock, and melodic, look at the musicians!!! I am not familiar with the vocalist but this is a good one, classy hard rock in short, great songs include Love don't come easy, Always in my heart, Too much, and bring on the night. Great vocals and a definaite in the top ten for me this year

From: Erik Date: November 9, 2005 at 11:15
swriter my order of this one is on its way to me. Together with Jaded Heart - Helluva Time, Shyboy - Shyboy and Terra Nova - Escape. Comments to follow.

From: Geoff Date: November 12, 2005 at 0:38
Yes please! This is the kind of music I live for! Excellent US commercial hard rock ala the circuit 1990-1992. I love this stuff, with the beautiful rock ballads like 'Bring on the night', killer melodic rockers like 'I can't turn back', 'Always in my heart', 'Hold on', 'Feels like the first time', 'Love makes you blind' and glam hard rockers like 'Sweet little lucy'. If you like Danger Danger and Blind Date own this gem!!! Oh how I dearly love this disc, one of my faves of 2005 for sure.

From: gdaze Date: November 12, 2005 at 2:21
Agreed with Geoff.. the D2 and Blind Date comparisons are dead on. Pretty good effort with 15 tracks and next to zip on filler. Mind you, Mike Pont probably had a bit of material to select from (only guessing..) so the best has been put up. Easily a contender for 'hair-metal' rookie of the year.

From: Erik Date: November 15, 2005 at 9:41
Yesssss. This is soooo good. Being a major fan of the bands named already by Geoff i am eating up this baby. Killer album. Wouldnot dare to pick out a song but if you insist i am a sucker for those midpaced song(s) like Always in my heart ( like Take me back from Great King Rat). Man what a year this is. So many great releases. Thanks to all those musicians out there and the record companies believing in AOR / Melodic rock music. This is easy a 9/10

From: Erik Date: November 15, 2005 at 9:43
And Love by the numbers is one hell of a melodic uptempo rock song.

From: TIM (2) Date: November 26, 2005 at 13:13
Love the vocals on this album,similar to Matt Leven who sang on the TREAT - S/T album in 1994. In fact the whole sound is very similar to that album. Nowhere close to the same quality though. "Always in My Heart" is the highlight, brilliant melodic rock. "Too Much" & "Bring on the Night" are equally impressive. There is a LOT of filler though, & some utter garbage ("In the Groove" a prime example),& 5 or 6 great tracks out of 15 make it tough to recommend in a great year of releases IMO. 7/10.

From: lucasgordon Date: February 14, 2006 at 0:25
*************************************************************Si uno lee la historia que viene impresa en el librito que acompaña a este CD, uno piensa en todas esas bandas que suenas de la reputa madre y no tuvieron la chance de poder salir del anonimato como es el caso de Hot Shot. Esta banda data del 83 cuando Mike Pont junto a dos Danger Danger: Bruno Ravel y Steve “Westy” West formaron una banda de new wave, de hecho hacian hits de Duran Duran y Billy Idol entre otros, se imaginan?

From: lucasgordon Date: February 14, 2006 at 0:25
Para resumir un poco la historia de Hot Shot y Mike,luego de idas y venidas, en las que aparecen Nikki Sixx y Tommy Lee queriendo producir a la banda, quedando esa posibilidad nula cuando Motley despide a su vocalista Vince Neil, Mike finalmente logra recientemente dar a luz a “su hijo”tan esperado por tantos años. Junto a Al Pitrelli, Bruno, Steve y otros músicos de basta carrera, como Tony Bruno (Danger Danger, Saraya), Al Greenwood (Foreigner),Check Bonafonte (Saraya) y Gary Bivona (Marcello)

From: lucasgordon Date: February 14, 2006 at 0:26
entre otros, Hot Shot es hoy en día un sueño de puro Rock and Roll hecho realidad. El disco comienza con una intro con la voz de Nikki Sixx cuando le dejo el mensaje en su grabadora de llamados que lo llame porque escucho el demo y lo quiere producir. Continua el álbum con detonantes canciones como “Love Don’t Come Easy”, “Sweet Little Lucy”, la fiesta continua con “Too Much Is Never Enough” con una onda más Bon Jovi, “Rock-A-Bye Baby” más tirando al hit de Bulletboys “Smooth Up In Ya…”

From: lucasgordon Date: February 14, 2006 at 0:26
la cual me voló la cabeza. Los decibeles se suavizan con “Bring On The Night” y “Hold On” dos soft songs bien logradas. Honestamente es un buen disco para la colección, tiene buenos temas y buenos músicos. ************************************************************ Lucas H Gordon

From: the game Date: April 8, 2006 at 18:46
Very goog Hard Rock. I would compare Hot Shot to Danger Danger, Blind Date, Firehouse, Bon Jovi. Gret vocals, guitar and catchy songs. My favorties are Love Don't Come Easy, Love By The Numbers, Too Much is Never Enough, Bring on the Night, Feels Like The First Time and Love Makes You Blind. I hope there is more in the vaults from this band and Mike Pont. Rated 9/10.

From: sluss528 Date: April 24, 2006 at 12:52
wow! just got this cd and does it kick ass! this is the best d2 they never did. i like this better than all the d2 cd's. and imo this is better than the blind date disc that i love and that comes from a native texan were blind date are from. there is no filler here as all the songs smoke. and the ballads are awesome as well. get this disc. 9/10

From: MelodicBoy Date: July 1, 2006 at 13:14
This is better than Blind Date, but better than D2? Let's not get carried away. Good stuff, but let's stay in reality for a bit.

From: WASP1 Date: August 21, 2006 at 18:45
I bought this recently and it is just now beginning to grow on me.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: September 30, 2006 at 16:48
GREAT Melodic Hard Rock/AOR/Hard Rock album, otro de las tantas buenas y raras bandas de 2da mitad de los 80's y primeros 90's reeditadas en esta epoca, solo basta escuchar ese estilo y darse cuenta que no es de ahora gracias a estos buenos sellos discograficos que podemos disfrutar de rarezas como estas Feels Like The First Time, I Can't Turn Back(TEMAZOS de puro AOR & Melodic Rock my favs), Hold On, Always In My Heart, Too Much Is Never Enough, Love By The Numbers, Wildside......

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: September 30, 2006 at 17:02
... Geoff said "This is the kind of music I live for!" me too Geoff, yo tambien vivo por esta clase de musica, Mike Pont y Al Pitrelli 2 curtidos en esa epoca dejan constancia de lo que fueron esos años, ahora si hubiera que elegir el disco del 2005 este se lo llevaria de encuentro a todos quien puede competir a su lado? pero este album no es de esta epoca esa es la grandeza de los 80's y esos primeros 90's Incomparable y Legendaria, un disco hecho para ti y para mi 9.5/10

From: Chad Date: October 1, 2006 at 0:43
Yep. This is a very good album. If you like your metal with lots of big guitars, smooth vocals and sing along chorus' this is the album for you. It is was overlooked in the day, don't overlook it now. Pick it up. You will not be disappointed.

From: erik Date: October 3, 2006 at 15:41
Yeo its good but no Blind Date IMO. Solid album tho. Not 2 fond of the voice myself. 8/10

From: z4roxx Date: November 7, 2006 at 12:53
I didn t know this was the band of Al Pitrelli and Bruno Ravel,a great surpirse to me,happy to got this cd to hear all or a part of all their old material.Very good production and the 80% of the songs are great!

From: Swazi Date: January 10, 2007 at 6:41
Pretty cool CD ! I am impressed !! Great stadium rockers, ballads and hardly any fillers. Really recommended !

From: kipvanpearcy Date: September 14, 2007 at 13:03
Pretty good CD, even though it's a bit overhyped with all these "big" names featured on it. I expected much better but it's still a safe choice. Definitely brings back some good vibes from the early 90s. Not a fan of the vocals though, sound like a cheap Ted Poley.

From: BIG-TIME Date: February 16, 2008 at 18:06
Don't like it's very mediocre no catchy song's or licks, they sound similar to danger danger like geoff said but without that one good or great song very dull indeed...KEEP ROCKIN ALL!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 22, 2010 at 19:05
Brilliant album!!!!a combination of Hard Rocking songs with AOR ones,some very well known names involved here (including the likes of Nikki Sixx,basically the album opens with an intro where u can listen to Nikki's voice leaving a message coz he wanted to produce the band at that moment)for the spanish readers i recommend you to read Lucasgordon & Rafo Phoenix comments,everything is said in those 2 messages and for english readers Geoff is the man...well 4 me the best tracks are the ones with that AOR "noise","Always In My Heart","Feels Like The First Time","I Can't Turn Back","Love Makes You Blind"(ala Bon Jovi a 100%,the old BJ sound,even Mike Pont sings like BJ himself!),"The Heartache Of Love" & "Wildside"..then amazing tracks such as number 2,5,6,7,9("Bring On The Night",this one is a mega ballad!)& 10...highly reccomemnded,a killer album 4 sure!!!...95/100

From: SLEEZEROCKER Date: March 29, 2012 at 13:29

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