Straight forward seventies rock and roll, formed by Tony D'Iorio, this band were thought to be from Florida, but this is not the case. They did in fact come from Pennsylvania, but played in Florida quite a lot. Some of this confusion is no doubt because there was a Florida act called the Bangles (also known as the Bangs) that by 1971 was calling itself Sun Country.
Produced by Jeffrey Cheen and John Palladino, recorded in Miami and L.A, their second album is a kind of concept album, with distinct "Mother" and "Bow To The King" sides, label presentation and cover art. All the material was written by Cheen, Ferrara and D'Iorio (who had then chosen to leave the group but continued to write lyrics for them) with the exception of a cover of Randy Bachman's No Sugar Tonight. Four of its eight tracks were featured on singles and the album is rather good, full of energetic songs.
(Ron Bronholc/Stephane Rebeschini/Jeff Lemlich/Max Waller
TONY D'IORIO drms
FRANK FERRARA bs, vcls
FRANK GLICKEN gtr, vcls
1 Lions, Christians
2 The Queen
3 Last Will and Testament
4 Come with Me
5 Our Home
6 Future Shock
Classic hard rocker working in similar territory as Black Sabbath but still having a strong American flavor. The strongest songs seem to be near the beginning of the album, but truly decent all the way through.
Rip from CD 256@ (full artwork included)