BATON ROUGE - SHAKE YOUR SOUL VINYL LP
Limited magenta colored vinyl LP pressing. This 1990 debut record from Louisiana band Baton Rouge is something of a melodic metal masterpiece that, once again, got expunged by the grunge craze of the early '90s. Produced by early Bon Jovi collaborator Jack Ponti, Shake Your Soul packed a formidable one-two songwriting punch in the persons of guitarist/lead vocalist Kelly Keeling (Michael Schenker Group, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and lead guitarist/vocalist Lance Bulen (Kingbaby, Puzzle Gut), who (together with Ponti and associate producer Vic Pepe) crafted such hooky highlights as "Doctor," "Young Hearts," and "Walks Like a Woman." Fans of Aerosmith and REO Speedwagon will find much to cherish here.