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Badlands

Badlands

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1989

Label: Atlantic

Catalog Number: 7 81966-2

Average Rating: 83 / 100 (36 ratings)

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Personnel
Jake E. Lee guitar, keyboards
Ray Gillen vocals, blues harp
Greg Chaisson bass
Eric Singer drums
Tracks
1.  High Wire  3:43
2.  Dreams in the Dark  3:36
3.  Jade's Song  1:20
4.  Winter's Call  5:32
5.  Dancing on the Edge  3:26
6.  Streets Cry Freedom  5:30
7.  Hard River  4:50
8.  Rumblin' Train  5:45
9.  Devil's Stomp  4:53
10.  Seasons  6:20
11.  Ball and Chain  4:07
  
Total Running Time:  49:02

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From: Rikker Mortis Date: April 28, 2001 at 16:26
Just like "The Almighty" this isnt even close to being "glam" like this site says it is. It is hard driving blues rock and it smokes.

From: Aaron Date: May 4, 2001 at 12:56
I agree with the posting above--this one smokes! I saw these guys open for Telsa and Great White in October of 1989 and they kicked some serious butt! "Dreams In The Dark" was such a good song. This CD is hot from start to end, and a must for Jake E. Lee fans. Way above average.

From: Greg Date: June 23, 2001 at 11:23
Bandland's debut disc is one of the greatest Amrican hard rock albums of the 80's. Though the band only produced two albums, and demos for a third (which was releasd as Dusk), they deserve to be recognized as one of the premeir bands of the 80's hard rock movement. "Dreams In The Dark" and "Winter's Call," the singles from the album, were outstanding singles, catchy yet dripping with musical integrity. You don't hear blues-inspired hard rock much better than this.

From: Mike G. Date: June 26, 2001 at 12:43
AWESOME!! Outstanding blues rock that kicks some serious ass!! Jake E. Lee & the great, late Ray Gillian(GOD rest his soul) are the best combination since Mick & Keith!! You'll listen to this in awe!! The driving blues rock is powerful, yet melodic and you'll never find more soul in a rock band!!! Badlands Rocks!!!!!!!!

From: Bisho Date: July 31, 2001 at 11:50
This is the stuff that wet dreams are made of! BLUES ROCK at its ultimate best. Ray Gillen R.I.P.

From: SIXXSWINE Date: August 29, 2001 at 16:36
I would not exactly call this "Blues Rock", because it's blues influenced. Yeah I'm a purist, so what?! I would agree with the majority of the reviewers before me, this disc is smokin'! I didn't know Jake E. Lee had this kind of record in him. I mean, the Ultimate Sin wasn't known for the spectacular guitar work! This also features the hard hitting drumming of Eric Singer! Buy this. Don't be an asshole, turn someone else on to this disc. 8.5 on the SWINESCALE!

From: Glam Date: December 7, 2001 at 19:36
oh, c'mon....this album really sucks! They are so far from the good hard rock glam style....Very comercial album...all the songs here sounds like the worse of Damn Yankees with blue's influence.

From: Curious B Date: January 31, 2002 at 13:10
This is a great 80's Metal album. Disregard the previous comments. Winter's Call, High Wire, Dancing on the Edge are classics. Highly recommended!!

From: marley's my son Date: February 7, 2002 at 6:34
Though the album is great, with great guitar works from Mr. Lee, I still say that this is a BIG ZEPPELIN IMITATION!

From: George Date: February 10, 2002 at 17:04
I've yet to find an album that doesn't imitate Zeppelin in some way. But for those of us who like great music, this band played it. Jake E. Lee played on Ozzy's "The Ultimate Sin" and "Bark at the Moon" and showcased his axe work quite a bit. Give those a shot if you don't have them already. This CD is a great blues influenced gem.

From: Skippy Date: March 21, 2002 at 2:51
Is that singer from Gilligan's Island?

From: Pat Date: March 21, 2002 at 23:21
This album is really good. I like all the bagpipes and the harps in the background. I makes me want to run through a dewey meadow with sandles. Try this album with extreme doritos.

From: Tony Date: April 10, 2002 at 4:05
In a just world this would be triple platinum. Zeppelin with a groove and some of the best rhythm guitar playing ever put on vinyl.

From: Desslar Date: April 10, 2002 at 4:52
Sorry, didn't like it. Dreams in the Dark is good, and some of the slower songs are OK, but the rest is an awkward mess that can't decide if it wants to be straight hard rock or Led Zeppelin.

From: SHAG Date: April 10, 2002 at 21:22
Man, are you ever screwed up!!! Led Zeppelin IS straight hard rock....God, what do YOU think they are classified as? You like Dreams in the Dark and some slower songs....EVERY SONG ON THAT ALBUM IS EITHER LIKE DREAMS IN THE DARK OR SLOWER!!!! Are you braindead? Out of 14 reviews, you and some other drunk didn't like it.....That's only 2 people out of 14 that didn't like it!!! You need to reboot your brain.....Look at the majority here!!! This obviously rocks!!! No one cares if you don't like it!

From: Desslar Date: April 11, 2002 at 2:32
Aren't you the guy who just said everyone has a right to their own opinion? Anyway, Led Zep is classic rock to me. It's not hard enough to throw in with AC/DC, Ozzy, etc.

From: SHAG Date: April 11, 2002 at 2:38
So, were they classic rock back when they were big? Back in the early '70s? Do you think they were classic rock back then? You are just jumping on the information bandwagon that everyone else is on!!! You are obviously just a follwer!!! Classic rock for Led Zeppelin WILL NOT work......So what are they? Whatever they were then, they haven't changed and that's what they are now, right?

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: May 12, 2002 at 2:19
The challenging, the rough and tough "Badlands", Probing the depths of your soul. A mood, an additude, a bad ass band!!! It Cranks "Jake's" playing is monsterous and the beginning on "Jades song" into "Winters Call" is soulfull! Killer CD.9 out of 10.

From: TIM Date: May 18, 2002 at 22:01
This cd was boring in my opinion. I liked Jake's playing better with Ozzy- it had more firepower. He may have played better here, but there was nothing I couldn't live without.

From: Sarracenia Date: May 19, 2002 at 6:56
An excellent album that unfortunately gets lumped in with the hair metal of its time. While they did have long hair, their sound was much bluesier than most of the hair metal bands. If Zeppelin would've came out 20 years later, they probably would've sounded like Badlands. Anyway, some excellent songs with excellent musicianship, and truly remarkable vocals from Ray (RIP).

From: jason Date: May 19, 2002 at 15:27
Some people may think this album is boring, but when I picked it up for $5.00 buck a year after it came out, than I can't complain.When you hear this album you can tell that Jake Dressed up as Jimmy Page for Holloween a time or two. Ray has great vocals and Eric Singer is the best drummer Kiss ever had. Jake has got some good riffs, but I have never been a big fan of his tones. The same goes for Steve Stevens.

From: PaterSlovenske Date: September 6, 2002 at 22:26
When I said Bulletboys was the best hair metal band, I was just forgetting about Badlands (and Cinderella's Long Cold Winter), although the latter has a Hard Rock-edged sound, different from the other hair metal bands. This album is SUPERB! It all begins with the first track, great straight-rocker, followed by more slowed-tempo Dreams in the Dark, well, every song contributes, even the Janis Joplin cover. Recommended.

From: Baris Date: September 8, 2002 at 9:12
FINE!.. This album is a super vocal-guitar combination. Jake E. Lee is a crazy guitarist and one of my favourite musicians. Cool guitar tune affected me. Look at his insane intro to "Dancing On The Edge" and weeping solo in "Streets Cry Freedom". There is nothing in this album which upset me. This one totally ROCKS. Ray Gillen's death is really a tragic loss. He was among the top singers for me. (Take attention to him in "Rumblin' Train" for instance). This is COOL ROCKERS' record.

From: purrfect-kat Date: September 30, 2002 at 4:25
I do not like this cd and think this music style is meant more for the male audience . . . . . . . . . There are no catchy tunes on this cd and I thought some of the lyrics didn't make any sense at all . . . . . . I will sum this cd up this way . . (it is very boring) . . . ya can't dance to it . . . ya can't sing to it . . . . hell ya can't even have sex to it.

From: robert Date: October 22, 2002 at 9:05
Como suena este grupazo!! es que Jake e lee(ex-ozzy)es mucho jake. otra obra maestra del 89' vaya reunion de musicazos. asi salio el disco, plagado de buenos temas.

From: jarett r. Date: December 10, 2002 at 23:32
there were 2 bands called badlands- BOTH with black sabbath members! 1 with the late ray gillen and eric singer. 1 with neil murray.

From: ROCKY BALBOA Date: January 1, 2003 at 7:58
yO ADRIAN JAKE E LEE ROCKS GO OUT AND GET A COPY

From: RichieRocker Date: March 13, 2003 at 23:18
Jake E. Lee palyed awesome guitar on the Ultimate Sin. He has a stlye of his own. Procure this album!!!!

From: bruce Date: April 30, 2003 at 3:38
This album ROCKS! Ray Gillen's vocals and Jake E. Lee's guitar work are outstanding. Straight forward hard rock. Highly recommended.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: April 30, 2003 at 17:14
Not true, you can have sex to it, and quite enjoyably so...and yes, I mean sex with a woman. I do agree with the part about not being able to dance to it though, but then I don't dance so that's true of everything I listen to...

From: SPOTLIGHT Date: May 12, 2003 at 1:28
purrfect-kat...if you're a good lookin' woman, let's test your thought on not being able to have sex to this. I'll bring the CD, you bring yourself, we'll crank the record loud and do the bump 'n' grind so we can give it an honest opinion!

From: Blackmore is #1 Date: June 15, 2003 at 3:45
Classy rock.The sound of Lee's guitar is excellent.Streets Cry Freedom is fabulous.Strap on the Airguitar and Crank It.

From: Trick Taylor Date: August 5, 2003 at 13:00
Somehow, someway this one eluded my radar back in the day. I found it for .50 and have been glued to my car stereo ever since. Absolutely perfect power blues with a dash-o-pomp, Bad Company meets Whitesnake ass kickin' wonder tape. One gripe, Paul O'Neil (Savatage) helped with lyrics and therefore some are downright stupid for an album of this ilk. Jake E. is an axe god and Ray Gillen screams like he was sent from heaven (via hell). I will be getting Voodoo Highway very soon.

From: angry Date: August 16, 2003 at 14:48
This CD sound like early Led Zep. I mean almost all the songs. Jake is the greatest guitarist in the 80s,in my opinion.his playing is totally different from Ozzy.He is not a tehcnical skillful player but he has the feel for every songs.Thats what i like so much about this CD. and i will be listening this CD till the day i die.

From: jarett r. Date: August 27, 2003 at 12:05
eric singer also played drums for greg chaisson as a solo artist.

From: The Fizzy One Date: August 29, 2003 at 21:11
Not bad! Nice and bluesy, without overdoing the Zeppelin influence I think. The slower acoustic parts are rather boring to me though. Gillen sounded like a cross between David COverdale and Geoff Tate. He can go overboard sometimes with it though. The Fizz Picks: "High Wire," "Dreams in the Dark," "Hard Driver" and "rumblin' Train." Give it a solid 7.5.

From: ashman Date: November 8, 2003 at 1:48
... love the endless Zep' comparisons. Agree w/George- Zep wrote a "few chapters" in the rock lexicon and most bands will reflect some influence from Page and the boys. Keep in mind that rock itself was based on the blues guitar of the 40's & 50's and Zep is certainly no exception. Anyway, this album stands on its own as a distinct departure from the typical metal of the late 80's and is recommended for that reason. Reminds me of Lynch Mob and Riverdogs with their similar rejection of trend.

From: ROBERT Date: November 26, 2003 at 12:58
ATSUSHI YOKOZEKI PROJECT - Raid 1993 //d Jake e lee ¿Alguien lo a oido? ¿Porque el disco d VERTIGO d Joseph Williams, se`repiten algunos temas? porfi respuestas!!!!, Pleasin answer's!!!

From: robert Date: December 13, 2003 at 13:15
15º discazo del 89'!! OBRA D ARTE aluciante!! q pedazo d musicos!! 8'5 sobre 10!!

From: Craig.B Date: April 5, 2004 at 3:40
This is one of the best hard rock records ever! Very blues orientated ballsy ROCK! Every song is an abosulte gem. Hard Driver is one of my alltime fav's. This is a must have! (Ray Gillen - R.I.P.)

From: Marina Date: April 19, 2004 at 9:51
I really love this album, a real masterpiece with excellent vocals, but I can't find it on cd here in Italy! Could anybody help me finding out a copy? maryracket@hotmail.com

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From: Blue Charvel Date: April 19, 2004 at 10:29
Try here... http://www9.gemm.com/ddc/search.pl?sid=368397471&key=84695&disp_ad_format_mode=0&artist=BADLANDS&ADLANDS&&title=BADLANDS&ADLANDS& eBay and Amazon would both have it too, it's not too hard to find. Cheers!

From: Date: April 29, 2004 at 2:17
Feel's so good to be so bad! Ray gillen is a vocalist, the type you don't hear every day. Jake e lee is by far an underrated player. This album is a must own! Highwire and winter's call are unforgettable songs. This cd should come with a money back guarntee. No big hair or spandex here. Bluesy melodic hard rock, like you have never heard before. Buy this and dusk and you are set!

From: Enrico Date: May 5, 2004 at 19:26
One of my all-time-favorite albums. Great pounding sound, killer songs and Ray Gillen on vocals - a MUST. If you like Ray's vocals check out his "Eternal Idol" demos with Black Sabbath - they're much better than the official "Eternal Idol" release with Tony Martin!

From: Metal T Date: June 12, 2004 at 20:36
Ray Gillen had a killer voice!--Died way too d*mn young at 32.Such a shame.Hated to see someone with so much talent,go out like that. Never really liked alot of blues-based hardrock stuff,until i heard these guys. Definitely recommended ! ----

From: Big Papa K Date: June 23, 2004 at 2:31
I always thought that this was one of the more overrated albums. I like Gillen and Lee, and they create magic on "Dreams In The Dark". But no song matches up to that and a little too much blues for my taste. 5/10

From: Rycheage Date: June 27, 2004 at 15:16
I agree. I was a tad disappointed in this considering who was plaing on it. Ray Gillen had awesome vocal pipes and Jake can shred with the best, but it fell flat. "Dreams In The Dark" and "Winter's Call" are the highlights on a rather lackluster CD. 7.5/10.

From: 80's_man Date: July 23, 2004 at 22:58
this cd is still one of my favorite cd from the 80's. I still play it a lot!!! Ray Gillen (RIP) had one of the best rock voices from that period and this cd proves it. Get it and you won't be disappointed.

From: jack Date: August 30, 2004 at 6:49
Great blues hard rock album-easily one of my favourite album odf 1989 but quality wise certainly is way behind skid row's skid row or tesla's great radio controversy.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: August 30, 2004 at 9:34
Actually for me this is much preferred to Skid Row or Tesla. It's really a matter of opinion. This has a lot of heart and soul, Jake really wails on it and Ray is a phenomenal vocalist. In fact I think I'm gonna pop this sucker in the player right now!

From: Wotty Date: August 30, 2004 at 9:41
As I said previously Ray Gillen is much missed in the rock music genre....

From: Geoff Date: August 30, 2004 at 10:27
I think I'm probably the only hard rock fan in the world to not like this disc. I liked 'Dreams in the dark', but overall I just always thought this was average hard rock. I had it on tape for ages, bought the CD mainly to sell on ebay. No, I just didn't get the attraction with these guys. My personal take on Skid Row and Tesla compared to these guys - both are MILES ahead, IMO. Good hard rock if you're into this stuff, but I find it slow, boring and dull. Just me

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From: Blue Charvel Date: August 30, 2004 at 10:33
You are WRONG dear Geoff!1!! This is a masterpiece, BUY! BUY! BUY! j/k, I can dig where you're coming from, that's why they have chocolate AND vanilla!

From: MelodicMan Date: August 30, 2004 at 20:15
I don´t think Badlands can be compared to Skid Row or Tesla, because they were WWWAAAYYY better than them. Ray Gillen is very missed, and the rest of the band are great also. All 3 Badlands official realeases are a MUST HAVE

From: Dreamaholic Date: October 27, 2004 at 5:56
Bought this in '89 after being blown away by Dreams in the Dark on Headbanger's Ball. Pissed me off because Dreams in the Dark was such a rockin' song and the rest of the album was too bluesy for me. One out of many in my collection I parted with because I needed the money. To this day I don't really want it back.

From: Propane Date: December 1, 2004 at 10:50
Perfect hard rock music brought to you by Excellent musicianship. If you don't already own this one, OWN IT!!!

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: February 14, 2005 at 4:51
Me parece un disco espantoso y a medida que pasan los años mas todavia ,Hard Rock del mas vulgar y mediocre que te puedes echar al oido,temas horrendos a mas no poder sin chispa ni melodia ni nada de nada.BAZOFIA PURA.0/10.

From: ladybloody Date: March 16, 2005 at 20:27
9 champions a 1 no se de donde sacas que es bazofia pura,pero bueno...sobre gustos.. Para mi gusto el disco esta de puta madre,canciones bastante pegadizas y una voz acojonante! Un 9 de 10.

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: March 17, 2005 at 3:45
Lo de los cantantes del copon y musicazos de la hostia está muy bien y no seré yo quien lo ponga en duda,tambien los hay en el "Sahara" de House Of Lords,el debut de Blue Murder,el 3º de Skid Row,"Tormented" de Mark Free..pero eso no me vale de nada cuando los temas q interpretan son mediocres y en esos discos bajo mi punto de vista abunda lo mediocre y este disco en particular es quizas peor q todos esos juntos,11 temas a cual peor,para mi uno de los discos mas lamentables q he escuchado.0/10

From: ladybloody Date: March 21, 2005 at 20:29
Respeto tu opinión 9 Champions a 1,quizas lo he escuchado poco como para encontrarle ese lado mediocre y tal,pero las 2 oidas que le he hecho al disco me ha parecido bastante aceptable

From: star Date: August 4, 2005 at 14:47
este es un muy buen disco de hard, jake e lee, muy bueno y eric singer le pega muy bien a la bataca, la verdad que los que opinen lo contrario son muy gueyes y no saben tanto de musica.....si tienen oportunidad comprenlo

From: mauricio Date: December 29, 2005 at 18:22
hi-from COSTARICA,asi es aqui tengo esta formidable banda britanica de blues rock formada por el ex guitarra de OZZY,JAKE E LEE +uno de los tantos cantantes de BLACK SABBATH,el fallecido RAY GILLEN Y el futuro batero de KISS,ERIC SINGER.este album debut se ha quedado para la historia del blues rock como una soberbia leccion de rock clasico,con la mejor influencia de LED ZEPPELIN,BLACK SABBATH.con los mejores temas WINTERS CALL-DREAMS IN THE DARK-STREET CRY FREEDOM.... maujobarksott@hotmail.com

From: mauricio Date: December 29, 2005 at 18:26
lo mas lamentable es que el colega español 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 no sabe lo que esta diciendo.SE LE RESPETA SU OPINION pero si se siente que se va a poner indispuesto que no indisponga a los demas y ni siquiera opine,QUEDA CLARO

From: Wachen Date: February 28, 2006 at 13:48
I was looking forward to listening to this one when I found it in a record store since Ray Gillen is a sadly underrated rock singer who kicks ass.. BUT sadly, this is a booooring record, filled with all those bluesy guitaroriented songs that doesn't do anything for no-one. Sorry, but compared to any of the other bands who released albums at the time, this is a huge disappointment. 4/10

From: fiortoft Date: March 24, 2006 at 19:43
people above are really incredible, 9 CHAMPIONS a 1 is the worst of them all anyway...Unfortunately I understand a little spanish cause is very similar to my native language and everytime I'm forced to read his absurd comments!!!....this is one of the best record of bluesy hard rock ever...nothing more to say!!!

From: Metalmusicman Date: January 1, 2007 at 13:32
I was stoked to get this one, but was sadly disapointed when I did. The playing is top notch and the old school style sounds great. Not to mention that Ray Gillen's vocals sound better than ever. So how could I be disapointed you ask? The songs. They are just not there. It is just all so average or below average. What a bummer.

From: rallen399 Date: January 16, 2007 at 18:03
FYI there is no Janis Joplin cover here Ball And Chain is an original coposition.

From: rockhardrock Date: March 23, 2007 at 18:02
Badlands proved that blues played in hard rock way is damn good.I like blues rock, but i dont love it.But this record is really good-especially "winters call"."dreams in the dark"is another great song."high wire"is great too,but played live is much better.Jake is great guitarist and Ray sings very similarly to Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin.I also recommend "devil stomp".Listen to that one!

From: metalizzer Date: April 1, 2007 at 7:35
a lot of people here talk about led zep. influence on this great great album but nobody talks about track nº 7 "hard driver" . Don´t you guys pay attention? listen to this one and then hear Guns n´Roses "you could be mine" the sountrack from exterminator. And then tell me who influenced who??? this an excelente album of pure raw hard rock , beeing this of course it has to have blues influences! like Led Zep had.

From: coverdale14 Date: May 15, 2007 at 19:02
COMO PUEDE HABER GENTE QUE NO LE GUSTE ESTA OBRA MESTRA, PERO EN FIN ES GASTAR PALABRAS EN ELLO, A HABLAR DEL DISCAZO, CADA VEZ QUE ESCUCHO HIGH WIRE SE ME PARA AQUELLO,DREAMS IN THE DARK EN UN PLANO MAS MELODICO IMPRESIONANTE SEÑOR RAY GILLEN,WINTER'S CALL EXCELSA,DANCING ON THE EDGE QUE RIFF A CARGO DEL SEÑOR JAKE E. LEE,STREETS CRY FREEDOM GENIAL,HARD DRIVER IMPRESIONANTE HARD NO HARD RIVER COMO ESTA LISTADO,DEVIL'S STOMP EN UN PLANO MAS BLUES,LA GRAN SEASONS .

From: coverdale14 Date: May 15, 2007 at 19:06
LA GRAN SEASONS ME HACE RECORDAR A LOS GRANDIOSOS SABBATH DE LA EPOCA CON TONY MARTIN, NO POR ALGO LOS SABBATH SE FIJARON EN EL GRAN RAY GILLEN. LARGA VIDA AL HARD-AOR Y A LOS BADLANDS Y DIOS TENGA EN SU SANTA GLORIA AL GRAN RAY GILLEN,DESCANCE EN PAZ.

From: metalizzer Date: May 17, 2007 at 20:48
amén coverdale 14! let´s put these kind of music where it deserves to be! right at the top!

From: coverdale14 Date: June 2, 2007 at 13:32
YEAH METALIZZER,THIS CD IS ONE OF THE TOPPEST HARD ROCK ALBUMS IN THE HISTORY.ONCE AGAIN GOD BLESS RAY GILLEN, REST IN PEACE. LONG LIVE HARD-AOR.

From: Dorothea Date: June 21, 2007 at 15:19
no vale mucho no?

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: October 1, 2007 at 4:27
GOOD CD HARD ROCK with a strong BLUESY touch !87/100 The great RAY GILLEN was one best vocalist RIP You can find him with PHENOMENA/LYNCH MOB(demos)/BLUE MURDER(demos)/BLACK SABBATH(demos&bootlegs)/SUN RED SUN/RONDINELLI etc.. GREG CHAISSON had his own solo records '95"it's about time" and a great band called RED SEA'94"blood"in the same BLUESY style but with some christians lyrics !worth checking ERIC SINGER(KISS/BLACK SABBATH/GARY MOORE/ESP/ALICE COOPER)etc. & JAKE E LEE(RATT/OZZY)BUY

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: October 12, 2007 at 22:25
uhmmmm nose como les puede gustar este Hard Rock tan pesimo que hace Badland no tiene gusto alguno no hay nada, ni aunque sea un tema nada absolutamente nada, mal muy mal pesimo..

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 12, 2007 at 23:49
Fumando su respectivo cigarrillo puedo dar una opinion mas mesurada y desenpolvando el cassette que lo tenia olvidado hace mas de 16 años, ahora hay cosas irrelevantes como el hecho de que existan conocidos y buenos musicos entonces hay que tratarlos mas duramente que a los menos conocidos porque deben dar mejores cosas, hay 2 cortes que estan muy buenos (5,7) unos 3 buenos-regular (1,2,6) el resto una desgracia simple como eso, lo que jodia en su tiempo es que lo catalogaban como Obra Maestra.

From: coverdale14 Date: November 12, 2007 at 14:03
ME EXTRAÑA LEER ESOS COMENTARIOS DE TI RAFO, SERA QUE NO NADA MAS SE ENCIERRA TODO AL "AOR", HAY QUE ESCUCHAR DE "TODO", SI NO TE GUSTA O APRECIAS EL HARD ROCK DE CATEGORIA PUES VUELVE A LO TUYO AL "AOR", POR AHI LEO LA PALABRA "PESIMO" TAMBIEN DE OTRO COLEGA, ESTE ESPACIO ES PARA DEBATIR, NO PARA PELEAR, POR ESO LO REPITO OTRA VEZ RAFO,AHI QUE ESCUCHAR MAS A BADLANDS DALE OTRA REPASADA COLEGA, MUSICOS DE PRIMERA LINEA, LARAG VIDA AL HARD-AOR. SALUDOS DESDE TIERRAS AZTECAS AL RAFO Y A LOS CONOCE

From: coverdale14 Date: November 12, 2007 at 14:06
POR SIEMPRE BADLANDS. LARGA VIDA AL HARD-AOR. v_invasion@hotmail.com

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: November 13, 2007 at 9:38
Lo Mio el AOR? tio tengo miles de bandas de Hard Rock mejores que esta aparte no solo me encierro en un solo estilo yo escucho todo lo que tenga calidad y nivel desde el Pop como A-ha pasando a lo mas fuerte pero de nivel como Sepultura o bandas de Heavy como Steel Eagle yo soy completo no como otros encerrados en una sola cosa eso si detesto porquerias de estilos como el Death que lo unico que saben hacer es brrrr grrrr arrrgggg hay excepciones pero son contadas, creo que lo deje bien claro no?

From: coverdale14 Date: November 13, 2007 at 13:12
ES BUENO SABER, QUE TE GUSTA LA MUSICA EN GENERAL RAFO. A MI TAMBIEN ME GUSTA MUCHO EL TRASH HE VISTO A EXODUS, SLAYER 2 VECES, SEPULTURA,SADUS,KREATOR, Y MUCHO MAS. EN HARD ROCK A LOS GRANDES WHITESNAKE, A LA MEJOR BANDA DE HEAVY JUDAS PRIEST, DEEP PURPLE, ASIA, YES,BLACK SABBATH POR SUPUESTO CON DIO,DREAM THEATER.POR CIERTO SEPULTURA EN SUS INICIOS ERAN DEATH METAL, A MI SI ME GUSAT EL DEATH METAL, COMO VES TENGO DIVERSIDAD DESDE POP COMO MENCIONAS, AOR, HARD ROCK, GLAM,ETC. UN SALUDO RAFO.

From: matt_redjane Date: April 3, 2008 at 6:15
Awesome album!!!! This is all killer and should have made Badlands household names.

From: matt_redjane Date: April 3, 2008 at 6:15
Awesome album!!!! This is all killer and should have made Badlands household names.

From: metalmastermusic Date: July 3, 2008 at 13:04
Another excellent debut album....blues rock for sure.Jake E Lee is stellar on this release and I agree with one of the comments above on the Red Sea comparison. This is one killer album, great vox, blazin guitarwork and and a whole lot of soul was put into this one. Not a huge fan of the follow ups though..88/100

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 4, 2008 at 1:40
This is a great blues-metal debut. I'm not a huge fan of Ray Gillen's style of vocals, but he fits the music very well. "Hard Driver" and "Rumblin' Train" are my favorites, but all the harder songs are great. The light/heavy mixes kinda lose me though. Can't for the life of me tell "Winter's Call" and "Devil's Stomp" apart.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 4, 2008 at 1:40
This is a great blues-metal debut. I'm not a huge fan of Ray Gillen's style of vocals, but he fits the music very well. "Hard Driver" and "Rumblin' Train" are my favorites, but all the harder songs are great. The light/heavy mixes kinda lose me though. Can't for the life of me tell "Winter's Call" and "Devil's Stomp" apart.

From: rockhardrock Date: May 1, 2009 at 9:33
superb and very taleneted band which released only 2 albums (if i don't count their last one-Dusk). they just looked like a hair metal band, but their sound was a mix of 80s hard rock and blues, much different then the majority of bands of the same time. the debut is their best release. my favs: High Wire, Dreams in the Dark, Winter's Call, Dancing on the Edge and Devil's Stomp

From: dzmac Date: October 13, 2009 at 6:23
I have always used this album as a yardstick to measure the quality of Blues Rock albums. Always been a fan of this type of music and absolutely loved this album when it came out. A fantastic amalgam of Led Zep/Whitesnake featuring one of the best vocalists ever of this genre Ray Gillen. Jake E Lee is great on guitar and the rhythm complements these guys. One of the best.

From: happy2849 Date: December 12, 2010 at 12:15
May be not the best release of hard/blues rock from 1989 but worth having because of Rays vocals and Jakes guitar playing. I don't play it too often but I'm glad it's in my collection.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 19, 2011 at 18:28
Wow some mixed comments above...i cannot say that this is a "masterpiece" but neither i can say is senseless Hard Rock/Blues..is a good debut,IMHO a bit more consistent than their second album "Voodoo Highway"...good musicians don't mean always quality but obviously and by nature,good musicians tend to do things pretty well or acceptable at the least...this one's not the exception...my favorites in here are "High Wire","Dreams In The Dark"(great song ala Whitesnake),"Dancing On The Edge","Hard River" & "Devil's Stomp"...a matter of tastes i guess...i give this 92/100

From: halfordhughes Date: April 23, 2011 at 11:45
this is great bluesy hard rock!!! highly recommended!!!

From: Wardy Date: April 27, 2011 at 20:10
Soulful Blues based Metal. After all these years this is still one of my most heavily played albums from this period. Strange to read many here describe as glam or just okay!? To these ears this always has been something special. The album entire leans heavily on old school and lead cut Highwire does nothing but to confirm such with its tasty Zep swagger and vocal supreme, I mean these guys were on that mission anyways and throat extraordinaire Gillen (RIP & his Sabbath version of Eternal Idol is now available on double remaster be sure to check it out!) was a master mixing it with Lee was a no-brainer! Dreams in the Dark (I read somewhere the band were not so fond of its commercial strength!?) was a masterpiece, Seasons was beautiful Streets stomping and Winter's Call the albums honeymooner, Hardriver tears it up, the album had it all. Criminally left to do just okay in its day, its magic shines brightest even now and can't recommend this one enough! Be proud play it loud!

From: patriotsfan29 Date: August 18, 2012 at 15:33
Was not blown away by this release or band. I really wanted to like these guys, but they just seemed too average to me. I love Jake E. Lee's guitar and Ray's voice, but the rest was very average to me. I did like Winter's Call and Dreams In The Dark though.

From: Sick_Of_It_All Date: January 29, 2013 at 3:48
patriotsfan29... I'm guessing you weren't around when this album came out & you base your opinions on it AFTER hearing all the other me too bands from the era first? Because I was around back then & I have to say it completely changed my entire opinion of what genre of music was really good. I am so glad that all these years later it's still being discussed. Says a lot. I've been playing this CD almost every week since the day I got it back in 1989. Yes it's THAT good. It's not me too glam or sleaze (yes I like too). It's very well crafted blues based rock. NOT metal either. It amazes me that when I read comments about this album that the ballads get the most attention. To me the stand outs & real originals are Rumblin' Train (I still use it to demo my car audio), High Wire & Hard Driver. If you don't own it... BUY IT!

From: Doug Date: January 29, 2013 at 16:46
patriotsfan29, So you like Jake E Lee's playing and Ray's singing but don't like this album? Huh? Great album, agree buy it! BTW, Patriots suck, Go Broncos!

From: petermexico13 Date: January 30, 2013 at 17:52
Great Record, not for newcomers or softies! Estupendo disco que incluye al estupendo vocalista Ray Guillen y al guitarrista Jake E Lee, muy distinto a todo lo que estaba en voga en 1989, es por eso que se leen por aquí algunos comentarios lamentables y sin duda poco afortunados, incluso escritos por "supuestos expertos" en la música Rock, estoy de acuerdo que no te pueda gustar un disco, pero de ahí a decir que hay canciones que son una desgracia, hay una gran diferencia, influenciados por Led Zeppelin, con un sonido basado en música de los 70´s y el bluesrock. Temas más destacables High Wire, Winter´s Call, Hard Driver, Rumblin´ Train y Streets Cry Freedom. Indispensable en cualquier colección si te gusta el Rock, voces y guitarras de primer nivel.

From: petermexico13 Date: January 30, 2013 at 17:52
Great Record, not for newcomers or softies! Estupendo disco que incluye al estupendo vocalista Ray Guillen y al guitarrista Jake E Lee, muy distinto a todo lo que estaba en voga en 1989, es por eso que se leen por aquí algunos comentarios lamentables y sin duda poco afortunados, incluso escritos por "supuestos expertos" en la música Rock, estoy de acuerdo que no te pueda gustar un disco, pero de ahí a decir que hay canciones que son una desgracia, hay una gran diferencia, influenciados por Led Zeppelin, con un sonido basado en música de los 70´s y el bluesrock. Temas más destacables High Wire, Winter´s Call, Hard Driver, Rumblin´ Train y Streets Cry Freedom. Indispensable en cualquier colección si te gusta el Rock, voces y guitarras de primer nivel.

From: Metal Loaf Date: May 12, 2013 at 12:37
This is a great album and it sits up there with "Appetite For Destruction" and "Don't Come Easy" as far as killer debut records are concerned. Ray Gillen should've been a star.

From: hair metal again Date: April 10, 2014 at 9:55
great release by BADLANDS back in 89 and of course this isnt blues ,or blues rock!this is commercial hard rock music and very under the influence of the hair metal movement that was on fire at the moment!the guitar work by Jake is astonishing ,the band in total are stars,but the songs could be much better with more memorable choruses!"high wire","winter s call","dancing on the edge" and "streets cry freedom" are the highlights!

From: playhogan Date: January 21, 2016 at 19:48
I must say that I am in the minority here. This is just not that good to me. It just seems bland and boring. If I want to listen to some bluesy rock I would much more prefer Gary Moore or Whitesnake. Just my two cents....

From: 123charpenay Date: January 22, 2016 at 16:43
hi playhogan we are two in the minority.this record never hooked me ,even if when you see the musicians who make up this band , you can say "wow it s a dream team".error like we says in france "la montagne a accouché d une souris".this record is a very average bluesy rock realise.nothing extraordinary,nothing sensational.you want extraordinary ,sensational in this style?listen little caesar (first album)or the kings of southern rock doc holliday.

From: 123charpenay Date: January 22, 2016 at 16:44
of course i can add tangier.

From: playhogan Date: January 30, 2016 at 11:14
The Tangier releases make this look really bad. They were a great band!


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