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Artist: Asphalt Ballet

Title: Asphalt Ballet

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Category: CCM Hard Rock

Year: 1991

Label: Virgin

Catalog Number: 2-91738


Gary Jefferies vocals, harmonica
Terry Phillips bass
Julius Ulrich guitar
Danny Clarke guitar
Mikki Kiner drums


1.  Hell's Kitchen  2:55
2.  Soul Survive  4:22
3.  Tuesday's Rain  4:18
4.  Unlucky Mr. Lucky  3:47
5.  End of My Rope  4:03
6.  Heaven Winds Blow  3:55
7.  Blood on the Highway  4:00
8.  Goodbye Yesterday  4:33
9.  Wasted Time  3:40
10.  Taking a Walk  4:03
11.  Hangman Swing  3:42
12.  Blue Movie  3:52
13.  Do it All Over Again  2:19
Total Running Time:  49:29

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Existing comments about this CD

From: beck Date: June 2, 2001 at 14:02
this album just plain sucks

From: elvincb Date: June 2, 2001 at 19:14
beck is mistaken. this is a great southern rock album ala Circus of Power. one sad note: they released a promo disc for BOTH w/ some "live in the studio" tracks. one of those tracks was called 'suicide saloon' and it has to be one of the best tracks the band recorded. had they included this track on the album & given it just a tiny little push things may have been different for this underrated band. their 2nd disc 'pigs' is cool too. get 'em if ya find 'em!

From: Kim Date: June 26, 2001 at 0:09
This album does NOT suck, its great and Jefferies has one of the best voices in the genre. He is now with the band Alligator Stew, theyre also fantastic, a bit more like a southern rock band though, check them out at MP3.com

From: Paulo-Fernandes Date: July 27, 2001 at 13:12
Just the tracks Soul Survive and Tuesday's Rain makes it better than a lot of cds i've heard. (The rest of the album is very good too )

From: john petrucci Date: August 4, 2001 at 1:08
not really bad...just listen and long live rock n roll

From: 007 BOND Date: August 9, 2001 at 15:27
This band does have groove and drive, ya have to just listen and feel it just like John Petrucci said.....PARTY BAND ALL THE WAY!!!FUN!!

From: X Japan Date: November 9, 2001 at 1:09
a solid album with all the elements of rock in it...How on earth did they not get a Grammy for it?!

From: jeff evans Date: November 24, 2001 at 17:54
just good, kick ass rock and roll.the way its supposed to be.the band died much to early to realize its own potential.

From: MBoss Date: January 26, 2002 at 9:12
I just love this album! Also check out Gary Jefferies New band Alligator Stew! Awesome. Buy them!!

From: don Date: February 4, 2002 at 8:26
I knew these guys in L.A. before they got signed, saw them in the clubs and on the streets. They were always cool and they always kicked ass. The band is good and Gary is a great singer and a cool dude too. Can't wait to hear new stuff from the real Asphalt Ballet. It's been too long.

From: ezed Date: March 6, 2002 at 0:07
ok,im just now seeing the post here,and see on 8-4-2001 john petrucci made a comment. is this "the" john petrucci from dream theater? cuz i highly doubt he has time to be posting comments on this site.if so,john,email me please,i have an autographed drumstick from mike from the 1993 tour.i think if the user name john petrucci is NOT the real deal,whoever is useing it is a discrace to the talent this man has! so john,email me,id like to know if you are the real deal. ezed@sctelcom.net thanks

From: reo Date: April 9, 2002 at 1:54
this is a great album...if anyone does not agree then fuck them

From: tomcat Date: May 11, 2002 at 12:05
nice cd, still listen to it from times to times.. my soul survive;... tomcat@dolfijn.nl

From: henry Date: July 14, 2002 at 13:26
this album ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: jason Date: August 3, 2002 at 14:07
Asphalt Ballet rocks. J. Ulrich wrote some insane lyrics. His lyrics with Jeffries voice...sucks they're not still jammin.

From: Gar Date: August 14, 2002 at 3:00
Good, solid hard rock album. "Tuesday's Rain" was a minor hit. Great song. Above average album.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: August 14, 2002 at 14:07
I bought this 'cause of "Soul Survive" I can't say I was disappointed, but I still like that one the best. Good overall album, solid production and the band plays like they mean it.

From: purrfect-kat Date: September 16, 2002 at 11:21
I was just curious . . . Did this band ever call themselves Spando Ballet?

From: MIKE S Date: April 30, 2003 at 4:05
You're thinking of Spandau Ballet, kat. And no, that is a different band. "Hells Kitchen"on this LP is one kickass tune!! Strange, I count 18 posts on this release here, but 129 ratings that put this at just over a 1??? While far from spectacular, this is MUCH better than that number would suggest!

From: TIM Date: April 30, 2003 at 6:36
It's like that all over the place Mike S. That's why Dan clears the board every so often.

From: Reno Date: April 30, 2003 at 8:07
People fixing ratings? Here on HH? No friggin way!!! Thats a rumor. Stop that Freddy!!!

From: King James Date: May 6, 2003 at 1:35
Wasted talent. These guys were from L.A. and we got this weak southern-metal crap. They should have stuck with straight foward heavy metal. After track 3 most of the songs go down the drain. If you want to hear southern-metal done right check out Dangerous Toys or Every Mother's Nightmare.

From: rhoma irama Date: May 14, 2003 at 9:02
i'm the king of dangdut from indonesia say,"this album are taboo or haram, no one can sing great like me!"

From: STRETCH!! Date: June 21, 2003 at 19:57
The first CD ROCKED w/ Gary Jeffries....the second one 'Pigs'..SUCKED..

From: MEXICAN MOB Date: June 24, 2003 at 15:51
I finally get my copy of this album and I gotta say that it rocks!!! Great CD!!!

From: Roswelldude Date: August 3, 2003 at 0:12
I bought this on cassette when I was a younger man, and loved it from front to back. Now, as a more mature person, if you can call me that, I look to hear this album again & again. Good stuff, no matter how you wanna classify it..... Grade A Rock & Roll

From: axel Date: August 17, 2003 at 3:16
it s cool band

From: axl rose pl Date: August 17, 2003 at 3:20
asphalt ballet they realy can play soul survive is a cool song but i think guns n roses is the best band on the world

From: Great Dane Date: August 17, 2003 at 16:05
Hell yeahhh.....If you like Asphalt Ballet. Check out Alligator Stew. Gary Jerreries has a new band. Its Goddamn good.

From: Metal T Date: October 27, 2003 at 19:35
I remember seeing these guys on 'Star Search,they did a cool performance of 'Wasted Time'and ended up losing to a lousy country band called 'Little Texas'.These guys never did get their due.A really cool hard rock band with a kick-ass singer is how id describe them.This is the'Asphalt Ballet'record to own .

From: TheRipper Date: December 25, 2003 at 21:24
Put simple, Kick Ass strip band and release here. Often would see flyers of these guys and thought they'd do A LOT once they got signed... They got signed, but didn't take over the world, but this should have done more I think. Essential Cult Hard Rock disc. 'Hell's Kitchen', 'Soul Survive', 'Tuesday's Rain', etc, Killer tunes!

From: MARC Date: January 7, 2004 at 7:31

From: Betty Date: January 26, 2004 at 4:24
I know Gary Jefferies personally. He is not only a great singer/musician, but a great human being. A very special guy.

From: Gary Jeffries Date: February 12, 2004 at 11:38
Its really cool to see all the great comments about my band Asphalt Ballet. It was a very commited hard rockin ,down to earth ass kickin band hard workin band. The band didnt get the fair shake,like a LOT of bands. When I was touring you couldnt even find my record in the stores.I loved this band,it had not only the greatest musicians,but what incredible songwriters. Have you read some of the lyrics? WOW!!!!Jay and Danny were the greatest!!!! tHE GRUNGE CAME IN THO!!! We were released the same d

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From: Blue Charvel Date: February 12, 2004 at 11:41
Great job Gary! "Soul Survive" still kicks my ass to this day! Any thoughts on a reunion? Seems like it's the thing to do these days. McQueen Street just released a killer disc after 13 years or so...

From: drummerfish Date: February 16, 2004 at 3:24
cool cd.its the kinda a disc that you have to be into obscure/one off old school hard rock bands to appreciate.wish the 2nd cd was as good as this.but they did get rid of the singer after this so their had to be some sufferage.i hear there's a live promo cd from this tour.must be a good listen.i'd like to see this re-released.

From: Todd S. Date: March 4, 2004 at 23:52
I absolutely love Asphalt Ballet (especially this CD)! I heard the song Soul Survive on the old Pirate Radio 100.3 in the LA area back in late 1991 and just had to have the CD. This CD to this day is still one of my favorites.

From: Slik Vicc Date: May 14, 2004 at 8:05
This a lost Gem, Tuesdays rain, Soul Survive etc. remind of better days when thrills were cheap and so were all my women..............err yeah ROCK!

From: Tall Texan Date: May 20, 2004 at 22:19
Bought this for $7.98 at a used C.D. store. The first listen didn't really impress me, but after a second listen on a better stereo system I think the money was well spent. I would put the music somewhere between hair band metal and bluesy hard rock, with some leanings toward Guns and Roses. Nothing terribly original but good music all the way through. How does their second C.D. compare to this one?

From: Razz Date: May 29, 2004 at 0:13
Check out the movie 'Beyond the Law" with Charlie Sheen - most of the soundtrack is from this album ... when you see 200 Hogs rollin down the highway to "Soul Survive", you'll understand this album ...

From: Dave Date: August 5, 2004 at 16:58
Excellent Album. Hell's Kitchen has a awkward beginning but hits headbanger speed. Soul Survive is solid. Tuesday's Rain is a Beautiful & timeless Classic with a unique sound. Unluckey starts awkward but becomes fun & solid. End of Rope is solid. Heaven Winds is classic but needs the soft levels brough up. Goodbye Yesterday & Taking a walk are excellent driving energy, Rest are solid. This band make frequent use of awkward starts but all tunes hit full energy strides withing 15-20 seconds.

From: FRATELLO Date: August 13, 2004 at 11:11
These guys should have been huge! And they are! No matter how many copies of this fuckin' incredible album they have sold! Every song on this album is a killer. End Of My Rope, Tuesday Rain and Soul Survive are goddamn classics. Sometimes they remind me of Aerosmith, sometimes they sound heavier, sometimes they sound almost like southern hard rock band. And of course soulful Gary Jefferies' voice is a key moment for this album and the band as a whole. Check out Gary's new band Alligator Stew too

From: Andii Vamp Date: December 12, 2004 at 22:01
I remember buying this album many years ago, well.. when it first came out and i lost it to an ex girlfriend who took a lot of my stuff lol. I recently managed to get ahold of this album again after all those years and it STILL kicks arse!! Hangman Swing is amazing! Highlights on this album for me were/are Hangman Swing, Taking A Walk, Do It All Over Again and Hell's kitchen. Amazing band and an amazing vocalist. These should have and i mean SHOULD have had a bigger name for themselves back in t

From: Andii Vamp Date: December 12, 2004 at 22:01
The day.

From: ChrisSlade Date: December 18, 2004 at 12:14
Gary is one of the best singers on the face of this earth! Alleycat Scratch fans will really dig this album. Buy it now before the price skyrockets!!!

From: Andii Vamp Date: December 19, 2004 at 3:41
Hmm... Alleycat Scratch are a totally different kettle of fish if you ask me. I see no resemblance whatsoever. Alleycat Scratch were an amazing sleaze/glam band though. Asphalt Ballet are nothing like that.

From: Dean Date: December 19, 2004 at 14:22
The only thing this has in common with Alleycat is they both start with A. Alleycat was awesome sleaze this one is more bluesy and i just could not get into it.

From: TIM Date: December 19, 2004 at 17:39
This is way better than Alleycat Scratch. I'm not into the punk groups that lack balls sound.

From: Andii Vamp Date: December 21, 2004 at 3:43
Oh come on Tim.. Alleycat were a good band for the style they did and that is in no way a pop mate haha. I'm just a big glam fan lol! This album smokes though, loved it.

From: ALEXX GLAM Date: February 11, 2005 at 19:22

From: Geoff Date: March 22, 2005 at 5:28
I have to agree with a few of the above that I much prefer Alleycat Scratch to this disc and admit I was a little disappointed with this one. Searched for it for quite a while after hearing a few tracks on some Charlie Sheen biker movie. 'Tuesday's rain' was a fave of mine but I don't like the vocals and it was not as hard rocking as I thought it'd be and as the name suggests. Good hard rock disc, but not great IMO.

From: TIM Date: March 22, 2005 at 8:11
Why is a rock band being compared to a glam band? This kicks Alleycat's ass IMO. Either way, they are not the same genre.

From: irene Date: April 27, 2005 at 14:47
i live in norway and here allmoast nobody has eaven heard off them, and it`s no one selling the allbuns here! i got to get them from an other country !!! but it`s the best band in the world!!! and I really lov good bye yesterday....

From: Nexus Date: July 29, 2005 at 15:15
Nearly 15 years later and Soul Survive is STILL my all time favorite song. It's a shame this band died before it's time. MY SOUL SURVIVES...FOREVER!

From: AOR freaky Date: July 29, 2005 at 15:32
Indeed, some fine moments on this record ! Not exactly a great record, but worth buying if you still don't have it in your collection.

From: aMetalhead1966 Date: January 9, 2006 at 14:08
This one takes a while to sink in...Not southern rock,I'd say more blooze/blues hard rock...Good playin and songs...it came at the wrong time...

From: speed demon Date: March 29, 2006 at 23:48
Above average blue collar hard rock band. Some good info on the guys from Metal T's comments above. I enjoy this disc and have it in my collection and would recommend it for yours!

From: headbanger4life Date: May 18, 2006 at 5:31
Soul Survive is a fantastic track. These remind of a mix of Skid Row, Guns N' Roses and Dangerous Toys all mixed into one. I never heard of these guys when they came out and picked this up after a lot of hype that I heard about them. It's not my favorite but it's still a decent release.

From: STAS Date: September 1, 2006 at 5:40
Killer cd!!! buy! 5 stars!

From: rockhardrock Date: March 23, 2007 at 11:09
bikers would love that one for sure!Gary has awsome voice."soul survive"has a great chorus and superb rhythm."tuesdays rain"is good melodic rok song and "unlucky mr.luck"kicks ass.just like tuesdays rain "goodbye yesterday" has very good melody.They have also great ballad on this record "wasted time" which is as good as any other rock ballad that became famous-too bad that this one didnt.Anyhow that record is one of the best rock albums released in early 90s.

From: MHR Date: October 16, 2009 at 6:51
I like this! This is really ROCK!!!

From: happy2849 Date: December 12, 2010 at 11:40
There 1st and their best. Hard rock the way it was supposed to be played. I agreed with most "Soul Sursive" is a great track but there are other worth hearing.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: February 10, 2011 at 23:53
The harder, more straightforward songs remind me of Hair of the Dog's debut, oddly, with a very similar production sound and emphasis on riffs and grooves. In other bplaces, they do the L.A.-band-playing-southern-rock thing also done by the likes of Sister Whiskey, Graveyard Train, Four Horsemen and others. Of course, Gary Jeffries showed up in the awesome Alligator Stew years later, and the more bluesy songs on Asphalt Ballet's first disc could be metal'ed-up Stew songs. Gary's voice is raspier here (sometimes sounds like he's trying a little too hard), but the songs are still catchy and melodic. Favorites would be the single "Soul Survive," the lighter "Goodbye to Yesterday" and the swaggering jams of "Hangman Swing" and "Blue Movie."

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 15, 2013 at 16:41
Different points of view about this band and album...for me it's a cool release with that touch of hard rock/southern rock in the songs(harmonica,even some saxophone here and there),vocally talking,Gary Jefferies does it quite good ...my faves are "Hell's Kitchen","Soul Survivor","End Of My Rope","Heaven Winds Blow"(good southern!),"Blood On The Highway" & "Taking A Walk"(cool)...84/100

From: spankee Date: May 2, 2013 at 19:52
But this....it'll rock you to pieces!!!

From: spankee Date: May 2, 2013 at 19:54
Sorry, Buy instead of But...

From: Metal T Date: May 30, 2014 at 22:54
On the b-side of the 'Unlucky Mr Lucky' single theres a cover of Mellencamp's 'Blood on the Scarecrow' and AB rocks the f#@k out of that tune.Definitely worth a listen if you can find it...

From: Tollitiger Date: September 28, 2020 at 2:08
Another total ignored Masterpiece of Good Music from the 90's,it's a shame ,songs like Soul Survive,Tuesday's Rain or Heaven Winds Blow a monster hits,not a bad song on this record here,this is hard rock with a southern/sleaze touch in perfection

From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: October 1, 2020 at 16:14
Awesome cd!! first three songs are classics!! who do they sound like? Does anyone else hear a cross between Jackyl and Guns-N-Roses??

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