Mayday: Mayday

Mayday: Mayday
Title: Mayday
Label: Rock Candy

Digitally remastered edition including 12 page full color booklet that contains a 2,500 word essay, enhanced artwork, rare photos and new Interviews. We at Rock Candy are often asked to reissue rarities and obscurities. With that in mind we have recently turned our attention to a number of acts that do indeed deserve our full attention despite the fact that they barely registered a blip on the rock radar at the time of release. Mayday are a case in point, being a truly outstanding unit that offered a refreshing and compelling alternative to the mega selling acts of the day yet, for whatever reason, were criminally overlooked at the time. Initially called Sun, and formed in the mid to late seventies, with their roots in Chicago but basing themselves in New York City, Mayday plugged themselves into Manhattan's burgeoning club scene, playing underground clubs such as CBGB's, Great Gildersleeves and Max's Kansas City. It was this live circuit that helped to toughen the band up, winning them the attention of an independent production company who bank rolled the start of their debut album and helped them to sign to industry leaders A&M records. Issued in 1981, the album was received with glowing reviews and set in motion a dedicated following amongst fans of perfectly executed melodic hard rock blessed with interesting twists and turns. The album boasts a number of superbly written and performed tracks, highlighting Steve Johnstad's captivating voice (compared on occasion with Steve Perry) and the biting guitar work of Randy Fredrix.

1.1 Chicago Nights
1.2 So Young So Bad
1.3 New York City
1.4 Loco Love
1.5 Life in Space
1.6 Love Affair
1.7 Innocent Bystander
1.8 Getaway
1.9 Familiar Faces
1.10 Once Upon a Time

Mayday: Mayday

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