18 February 2011
BERNIE TORME - BACK TO BABYLON REISSUED
Perennial underdog and nearly man, heavy metal/hard rock guitarist Bernie Torme flirted on the fringes of Rock Stardom throughout his career but never quite made it - working with the likes of ex-Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillian, Atomic Rooster and Ozzy Osbourne, and later going on to form the group Desperado with ex-Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, ex-Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr, and bassist Marc Russell. Originally released in 1985 and produced by John MCoy (also ex-Gillian), Bernie Torme's line-up on this great unsung classic of the mid 80s features the ever colourful Phil Lewis, of Girl fame, and who went on to front LA GUNS. Available for the first time on CD for 15 years, sleevenotes come courtesy of Classic Rock and Total Rock's Malcom Dome.