1985 – Fight To Survive
Fight To Survive – musically brilliant. Lyrically it’s good as well about street life and fighting to be alive each day. Great tapping intro that breaks down into the bass groove for the verse, with the volume swells and then it picks up for the big chorus. Love the delay in the solo section.
All The Fallen Men – Very Neil Young Rocking in the Free World influence in the verses. Then again this came before Neil Young.
El Salvador – The best song on this first album. The flamenco intro moving into the distortion riff is brilliant. You can hear Al DiMeola’s Mediterranean Sundance. And once the song kicks its all Thin Lizzy. Phil Lynott would be proud.
Broken Heart – Mike Tramp’s lyrics where typical of the 80’s. Bratta shreds in the solo section with tapping and tap bends.
All Burn In Hell – reminded of Twisted Sister’s Burn in Hell. Musically is typical of the 80’s. Love the syncopated interlude before the solo. Very modern alternative rock metal vibe there. Solo section to me is a song within a song.
Bad Songs with Great Bratta Moments
Where Do We Run – reminds of a 100th rate AC/DC song in the verse. Tramps lyrics and melodies are lame. It’s a shame that it has a killer solo, very much in the vein of Randy Rhoads – Flying High Again and George Lynch – Tooth and Nail.
In The City – up until the interlude and solo section, where Bratta wails, the song sounds like a Y&T rip off lyrically. Firehouse also did a song, where the vocal melody was similar. Does anyone remember The Dream?
Cherokee – again the lyrics are tacky, “Cherokee, riding free”.
Kid of a 1000 Faces – the less said about this song the better.
The Road To Valhalla – with that title I was expecting something epic.