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ROUGH CUTT - WANTS YOU! COMPACT DISC

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Digitally remastered edition including 16 page full color booklet with 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and full artist involvement. For Rough Cutt, their career was, in retrospect, all about missed opportunity. As one of the first L.A. based bands to...

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Digitally remastered edition including 16 page full color booklet with 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and full artist involvement. For Rough Cutt, their career was, in retrospect, all about missed opportunity. As one of the first L.A. based bands to excite the early eighties scene, and signed to label behemoths Warner Brothers Records, they were expected to feed the flames of a growing interest in hard rock. Their debut album was, in turn, feted and praised, but failed, despite being championed by Ronnie James Dio, to connect commercially with the record buying public. Pretty soon, they were being overtaken by fellow contenders such as Quiet Riot, Mtley Cre and Dokken. Despite the lack of achievement, the band was ushered back into the studio to record a follow up album, Rough Cutt Wants You! Issued in 1986. In contrast to their debut, it was a record of stylistic advancement, showcasing the band in a more mature light, something more befitting their real ability. Produced by one of the truly great producers of the era Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, Starz), and recorded in their home town of Los Angeles, the sound is less abrasive and far more focused, relying on great arrangements and sublime rhythms. Tracks such as 'Don't Settle For Less', 'Double Trouble', 'Bad Reputation' and, especially 'The Night Cries Out (For You)' finds them casting their net wider by introducing a sophistication beyond the regular meat 'n potatoes that you might expect from such a hard rocking collective.

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