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Artist: Big Apple

Title: Rock Area

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1996

Label: Sky Studios/Point Music

Catalog Number: SKY 96100


Bernard Wolf vocals
Ray Swist guitars
U.K. Heaven bass, backing vocals
Ramy Ali drums
Mash Winning keyboards
Bobby Altvater guest backing vocals
George Manner additional keyboards
Chris Lausmann additional keyboards


1.  Intro  1:24
2.  Groovy  4:55
3.  Fly  5:16
4.  Livin' a Lie  4:18
5.  Sweet Love  5:32
6.  O.P.M.  5:45
7.  Last Time  6:14
8.  Livewire  6:06
9.  Paternal Love  6:21
10.  Playin' With the Reaper  6:50
11.  Ride, Baby, Ride  4:29
12.  All Night  6:24
13.  Seasons  4:01
14.  Hot Stuff  4:48
15.  Swist and Dance  1:26
Total Running Time:  73:49

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Existing comments about this CD

From: netsopm74 Date: May 5, 2002 at 15:09
Great LP of a german band. Listen zo Hot Stuff, it's adamn cool cover

From: seth Date: January 12, 2003 at 5:55
im looking for a band that redid beethoven's fith on guitars or techno called the big apple band if you would get ahold of me it would be greatly appreciated zepplen_ou81@yahoo.com thanks seth

From: M. Allen Date: February 7, 2003 at 17:55
A big failure, is more like it. Aside from the Shakra-esque "Livin' A Lie," this CD is about as appealing as moldy fruit. One good song and a string of lackluster fillers is not enough to save this one from the hard rock scrap heap. Unless you absolutely have to own every melodic hard rock album ever released, I would suggest that if you find this piece in your area, get rid of it.

From: tomcat Date: December 30, 2003 at 11:29
'groovy' is an ok song, in 1996 was this a nice cd cos lots of alternative stuff was released and this was kinda melodic in places. the song 'o.p.m' starts kinda cool.

From: Rene Date: April 11, 2004 at 13:15
Good album but my favorite thing on this album is the cover. A real anti-grunge cover and anti-alternative cover. Coollllllll!!!!

From: Geoff Date: March 10, 2005 at 6:11
This one features a moment or two, but is a bit of a mess overall. To describe their sound I'd ask you to picture Affair... if they really weren't that good. No offence to these guys - they can play their instruments and this is good heavy rock, with a couple of good songs, but there appears to be no level of consistency. Still, this is okay.

From: MHR Date: September 16, 2010 at 10:08
Really good and professional work..

From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 25, 2010 at 21:45
In agreement with Geoff about the music direction of the band,quite difficult to define..it has Hard Rock moments obviously and for me some prog influences too ("Groovy" & "O.P.M." are good examples)...the rest of highlights are "Fly" ,"Sweet Love" catchy chorus,"Last Time" for me the best one of the album,"Ride,Baby, Ride" excellent & the Donna Summer's cover "Hot Stuff" is quite good...the songs that i mentioned as kinda prog reminded me a bit of Dream Theater and the voice of Bernard Wolff's James Labrie alike in those 2 tracks......the album...interesting and good!.93/100

From: Erikk Date: July 18, 2021 at 10:16
Kinda hit mand miss.They can write a tune but very little consistency in the musical direction. Groove, prg , some rock. Too much of it all. 6/10

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