Condition - Record: Still Sealed - Assumed mint Year: 1975 Country: USA
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Album Cover - Rear Songs: Payin' Yer Dues Broken Promises Wonan Back Home Plano Prelude Let Me Stay Power To Heal Far Side Of The Sun Little Or Alot Freight Train Woman Notes: Credits (from All Music Guide): Larry Crozier : Keyboards Lou Gramm (Louis Grammatico): Vocals Stuart Alan Love : Producer Don Mancuso : Guitar Ron Rocco : Drums Ed Sprigg : Engineer Bruce Turgon : Bass Album Review (from All Music Guide): Not reviewed on All Music Guide Artist Biography (from All Music Guide): Biography - Black Sheep Black Sheep is primarily remembered for being the band vocalist Lou Gramm sang in before joining the successful '80s rock band Foreigner. Gramm had originally been in a band called Poor Heart in the early '70s. However, nothing much came of Poor Heart, and Gramm formed Black Sheep with bassist Bruce Turgon (who would also join Foreigner) and his younger brother Richard, who played guitar. The band scored a record contract with Captiol and released two albums, a self-titled debut (1975) and Encouraging Words (1976). But the band's longevity was short-lived. First, while opening for Kiss one night, a traffic accident destroyed all the band's equipment, and t was no money for replacement equipment. Secondly, the band lost its contract. Shortly after, Gramm received a phone call from Mick Jones, formerly the guitar player for Spooky Tooth. Jones invited Gramm to join a new group he was forming, Foreigner, and Black Sheep officially came to an end. (Biography by Jason Birchmeier)
Biography - Lou Gramm First rising to prominence as the frontman for platinum-selling hard rock combo Foreigner, Lou Gramm later mounted a successful solo career, cracking the Top Five in 1987 with the single "Midnight Blue." Born in Rochester, NY, on May 2, 1950, Gramm first surfaced as the drummer with the band Black Sheep, assuming lead vocal duties prior to recording the group's self-titled 1975 Capitol debut; although neither the album nor its follow-up, Encouraging Words, earned much mainstream notice, they did capture the attention of journeyman guitarist Mick Jones, best known for his stint with a latter-day incarnation of Spooky Tooth. Jones soon tapped Gramm to front his new group, Foreigner, and together they began writing songs, co-authoring the smash "Cold as Ice" from their best-selling 1977 eponymous debut LP. Gramm's powerfully distinctive vocals were inescapable in the years to follow as Foreigner reeled off an impressive series of pop radio hits, including "Hot Blooded," "Double Vision," "Urgent," and "Waiting for a Girl Like You," culminating in 1984's chart-topping power ballad "I Want to Know What Love Is." With Foreigner on hiatus, Gramm made his solo debut in 1987 with Ready or Not, scoring a major hit with "Midnight Blue"; that same year, Foreigner issued Inside Information, but with the success of the 1989 solo effort Long Hard Look and its attendant single "Just Between You and Me," the singer left the group to form his own band, Shadow King, who released their self-titled debut on Virgin in 1991. Shadow King proved short-lived, however, and in 1994 Gramm and Jones revived Foreigner for Mr. Moonlight. In the spring of 1997, on the eve of the band's planned Japanese tour, Gramm was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor; surgery preceded a year of rehabilitation and radiation treatment, although the singer made a full recovery and resumed touring in 1999. (Biography by Jason Ankeny) Stuff to mull over: All pictures are of the exact item being sold. Some of the pictures might show a reflection of my camera and tripod. Feel free to email me if you need any better pictures. All album reviews and artist biographies are from All Music Guide. If you haven't been to their web site, you have to check it out. It's one of the most comprehensive music references on the internet. Al...