God bless Stephen Craig and his crew at Eonian Records. I don't know where they find these 80's bands, but Charlotte is another overlooked gem from 'back in the day' of big hair and even bigger rock. But Charlotte and their Medusa Groove is not all typical Sunset Strip rock bravado, spandex, and cheap hair spray. Seriously, there is sound talent here with bristling musicianship that delivers some serious 70's blues rock made relevant with 80's melodic sensibility. You can hear Led Zeppelin as much as you can hear their peers throughout this disc.
But maybe this is why Charlotte never convinced a label. Their solid blues meets melodic rock foundation probably scared the shit out of the record execs who's best representation or current recollection was those big hair dolts Cinderella. Believe me when I say, Charlotte has more talent in a thimble than Cinderella could ever muster. There's real genius here. Eleven tracks don't disappoint in the least, but only leave you wanting more. Listen for Ocean of Love and Mercy (sounds like a sax to me), Roadhouse of Love (Jim Morrison, eat your heart out), Medusa Groove, Siren, and Little Devils. Or every other fraggin song on this disc. It's all good. Get it now! Highly recommended!
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Charlotte is blues-based hard rock carved from 70's grit and polished by 80's melodic sensibility. Their infectious and energetic arrangements bristle from creative musicianship and sound song composition. And kick some serious ass along the way. Good stuff!
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