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Category: Hard Rock
Label: Pony Canyon (Japan)
Catalog Number: PCCY-01334
|Ebay Average Price: $18.27 |
Ray Gillen lead vocals|
Jake E. Lee guitars, background vocals
Greg Chaisson bass, background vocals
Jeff Martin drums
|1. ||Healer ||4:45|
|2. ||Sun Red Sun ||5:29|
|3. ||Tribal Moon ||3:55|
|4. ||River ||4:41|
|5. ||Walking Attitude ||2:55|
|6. ||Fire Lasts Forever ||4:04|
|7. ||Dog ||3:27|
|8. ||Fat Cat ||4:33|
|9. ||Lord Knows ||4:55|
|10. ||Ride The Jack ||4:17|
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|Total Running Time:|| 43:01|
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Existing comments about this CD
||Date: June 23, 2001 at 11:35|
|This is a series of demos for the band's third album which never was. The production is extremely good for demos, and if you didn't know better, you would have thought the band was just exploring a more stripped-down sound. There is no "Winter's Call" or "Show Me The Way" on this album. None of the songs are exactly "radio-friendly," but the album does rock. It's a pure AOR effort and a rare treat to hear a band before big production or being begged by the label to produce singles.
||Date: July 31, 2001 at 11:58|
|The album that never was finally get's a release in demo form and sounds the better for it! Some of these songs made it onto the RED SUN RED Sessions. (R.I.P Ray)
||Date: August 10, 2001 at 4:46|
|this is a good record but not there best it was good to see another badlads album i really dig this group ,songs like healer-dog-ride the jack are cool this is a good buy
||Date: November 29, 2001 at 9:37|
|Badlands is the one of best bands in the world. The musicians are very very good, and the songs are very feeling ones. My very best huges for the band.
||Date: February 12, 2002 at 20:36|
|"DUSK is my personel fav' out of the BADLANDS CD'S. It's not as Heavy as the 1st two yet it's just as RAW! DUSK is an Healing/Mystic CD to me GILLEN'S hypnotic Vocals Soars in perfect balance w/the Solid Sultry Grooves of LEE'S Guitars. Soothing yet very 'TUFF has an Desert feel to it...Entranceing! Another MASTERPIECE. I like BADLANDS style, their GROOVE has an Southern BAYOU 'base root' to it w/an ALLIGATOR Twist! SMILE. I'm anxiously awaiting LEE'S up & coming CD*Projects w/WA & BP!!!-shadow
||Date: May 19, 2002 at 7:01|
|For a bunch of demos, the sound is pretty damn good. This album seems to have an overall darker tone than the first two, and some of the songs are absolute killer. But most of it sounds like filler that may have never made it onto what would've been their 3rd album.
|From: Purrfect Kat
||Date: July 31, 2002 at 9:21|
|This cd sucks more then a hooker on a hollywood corner.
|From: Blue Charvel`
||Date: August 1, 2002 at 10:29|
|Hey, it's not their best, no doubt but it's essentially unproduced. It's like a live studio recording. I appreciate it for the raw feeling they put into it, and the fact that it's the last time they'll release anything with that lineup. Brings a tear to my eye, it does...
|Heavy Harmonies Owner|
||Date: August 31, 2002 at 9:29|
|This album rocks. PERIOD. Been a fan since day one. Ray Gillen dead is more talented then most singers alive.
||Date: January 1, 2003 at 5:40|
|If I could play guitar 1/10 as good as Jake E. Lee I would be a guitar god by todays standards. If you have any business even looking up bands on this site you should love this, and all Badlands albums. Period.
||Date: June 7, 2003 at 15:54|
|I think Jake tried to be himself when he played on a Badlands record. When he played for Ozzy on "Bark at the Moon" it had a Randy Rhodes feel to it. I saw him with Ozzy in Nashville and his guitar was out of tune the whole concert and I still didn't care...the guy's talented. R.I.P. Ray.
||Date: June 11, 2003 at 23:44|
| I liked this album instantly and enthusiastically more than Voodoo Highway, and only just less than the debut. The album was recorded live in the studio with no overdubs. It still sounds better than some big production albums out there. Gillen sounds great, his voice has never had a bad day and Jake E Lee's guitar playing is first class as expected. "Dusk" is a fabulous return to the more rock sound of the debut.
||Date: March 5, 2004 at 18:59|
|WOW! This album is awesome.. I loved badlands 1st two albums then when i stumbled upon this I was excited!!!! It is a dark album and all lyrics hint about ray gillens and aids!!! ex healer , lord knows....etc all have to do with him dealing with aids..... Awesome piece of work!
||Date: March 12, 2004 at 0:24|
|Great album. Sun red Sun is absolutely incredible. The solo is so emotive...
|From: Metal Pete
||Date: March 12, 2004 at 10:58|
|'walking attitude' gets me going every time! A great album, and a complete one at that! I think 'attitude' is probably the best song they ever did. RIP, Ray.
|From: FOTIS KANISTRAS
||Date: March 18, 2004 at 12:23|
|I THINK THIS MUST BE THE BEST LP FROM BADLANDS ! AFTER YEARS THIS IS GONNA BE ONE OF THE CLASSICS !
||Date: April 30, 2004 at 18:18|
|This is an incredible album. They really hit the mark with this one. It is absolutley as good as their first record,probably more bluesy, but the songs are F.ckin awesome. Sun red sun, the river and dog are my fav's. But I don't see how any badlands fan, or hard rock fan could not love this record. Ps I you want to here an incredible blues player go www.wesjeans.com and find out where you can see wes live you won't be sorry.
||Date: May 5, 2004 at 19:32|
|This collection of demos is worth alone 95% of hard rock albums that came out in the past 10 years. An absolute must.
||Date: May 21, 2004 at 7:23|
|I'd rate this album 4 out of 5! This is a great album despite the fact that it was 'actuall' a bunch of demos ;-) But I dig this album at the first time I heard it. Damn good, oops...GREAT album. Especially I love the sound of guitar Jake E Lee had in there. Ray's vocals were not at his best bet it fits great in there. Hard to pick which one is my fave but "Healer" is surely one of them :-) This one is worth buying if you could get it...
||Date: November 9, 2004 at 23:42|
|too bad about Ray Gillan he had a great voice. I thought voodoo highway was the best of the 3 cd's.
||Date: December 1, 2004 at 10:56|
|Demos, schmemos. This album is every bit the keeper. Not to Jake: Reband! What the supergroup these guys were.
||Date: April 28, 2006 at 0:19|
|Quote: "Ray Gillen dead is more talented then most singers alive." NO SHIT! One of the truest statemnts I've ever read. Well said!
||Date: October 1, 2007 at 5:28|
|GOOD CD 87/100 DARKER AND ORGANIC than the others albums ! As always RAY GILLEN is SHINNING & you can feel his great talent ! You can find some of this songs in various CD :GREG CHAISSON's"it's about time" with one of the best song "the river" Maybe you find it not easy at first but it's a really good and a great HYPNOTIC/SHAMANIC experience
||Date: July 3, 2008 at 13:12|
|Gillen was a good guitarist yes but thsi album does less for me than the first two. They seemed to get progressively worse. It is better than many bands but just doesn't do anything for me after having the first two. 70/100
||Date: September 29, 2008 at 2:22|
|to metalmastermusic, Gillen was the singer Jake E Lee was the guitarist, just so ya know.
|From: hair metal again
||Date: November 22, 2010 at 9:04|
|this is a demo but there is no way you can guess that.the musicianship is simply amazing !the band is in great shape and the sound cant get any better.good ol hard rockin music the way we all like with style and groove.the songs though arent so memorable and i would prefer a more commercial edge.overall pretty good release
||Date: April 23, 2011 at 11:46|
|this is great bluesy hard rock!!! highly recommended!!!
|From: Metal Loaf
||Date: May 12, 2013 at 12:35|
|As everybody else has pointed out, these were demos recorded between 1992 and 1993, and for demos they sound brilliant. I've heard that they were recorded entirely live without any tricks or overdubs; Ray Gillen hadn't even finalised his lyrics before they went into the studio, to the point where he ended up improvising a lot of them behind the microphone!
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