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“Blame It On The Night” (Single) by Jack Russell’s Great White

Artist: Jack Russell’s Great White
Title: “Blame It On The Night” (Single)
Label: Frontiers Records
Release Date: 11/30/2016
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 3.5/5

It feels like forever ago when I spoke about the single “Hard Habit” by Jack Russell’s Great White and considering that I did that at the end of 2014 it pretty much was. Especially with how fast our daily lives move these days. If you missed that review just click HERE to see it. That being said it was great to hear a new single from the singer from his forthcoming album “He Saw It Comin’” which will be hitting the racks care of Frontiers Records in January of the New Year. Let’s discuss.
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“Hard Habit” (Single) by Jack Russell’s Great White

Artist: Jack Russell’s Great White
Title: “Hard Habit” (Single)
Label: New Breed Records
Release Date: 12/24/2014
Genre: Melodic Hard Rock/Blues Rock
Rating: 4/5

I’d be lying if I said that was 100% up on the happenings in the world of the band Great White and their former singer Jack Russell at this very moment. Alright, I do know that just like many of the other bands that I grew up with back in their original heyday that there are now two versions of Great White. The one featuring a number of former members and the one that is led by their former front man Jack Russell. The latter one is the version that this brand new single comes from and since its only the one song to absorb this will be on the quick side.
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“The Best Of Great White 1986-1992” by Great White

Artist: Great White
Title: “The Best Of Great White 1986-1992”
Label: Capitol Records
Release Date: 11/2/1993
Genre: Hard Rock
Rating: 3/5

As much as I enjoyed a decent amount of the musical output from the band Great White I would be the first to say that I wasn’t their biggest supporter over the years. To me, their bluesy style was good enough to be easily accepted by many but it was nothing compared to the intense Thrash Metal that I was absorbing when they were on their rise. Of course as time went on I began to get into their stuff a little bit more than I had expected and this was primarily due to the bands beginning to appear on outlets of the day such as MTV. The band started getting some serious video rotation for their track “Rock Me” where they became a staple of the network and hence a lot more popular than they could have hoped to become. Not long after that a follow up track from the bands “Twice Shy” album received the same treatment. This was the tune “Once Bitten Twice Shy” which was a classic Ian Hunter Mott The Hoople track and a really good song when done by the Great White guys as well. Over the course of their career the band had released six albums up to the time that this compilation ends but oddly enough it only features music from five of these albums. Ten tracks are included from the following five releases “Shot In The Dark”, “Once Bitten”, “Twice Shy”, “Hooked” and “Psycho City” and with only two tracks coming from each amounts to nothing more than a teaser tray of the bands material but still something that is good enough to give the curious Hard Rock fan a nice taste about what they were capable of. The bands lineup for all the tracks is Jack Russell (vocals), Mark Kendall (guitars), Tony Montana (bass), Michael Lardie (keyboards) and Audie Desbrow (drums) and historically this is considered the bands classic lineup and most popular with the fans.
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