The ”Lost US Jewels” Vol.10 HELTER SKELTER – SinSational [The Hollywood Stories] (2021)

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Here’s another installment from great ”The Lost US Jewels series”, “SinSational [The Hollywood Stories]“, the complete recordings 1990-1991 from LA melodic glam rockers HELTER SKELTER, fully remastered from the original tapes.
As the Eighties ended and the Nineties began, the end was nigh for bands like Helter Skelter, they just hadn’t received the memo yet. Grunge may have been around the corner, but that wasn’t about to stop the Hair Metal party, as sold out shows at The Troubadour, Whisky and the Roxy all bore witness to.
Helter Skelter was dubbed ‘The New Kids Gone Glam’ by Crash! Mag and according to Metal Forces they delivered classy, commercial edged Pop Rock. This is precisely what they did, in spades. They had a classy look, worked hard and delivered a killer show with their songs lying somewhere between the Pop-Rock sawy of Poison and the Hard-Rock of White Lion.

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From the Glitter coated “Candy Store”, with its killer chorus reminiscent of Doll, the harder edged “You Belong With Me” and the autobiographical “Hollywood”, this was a band that should have done so much more.
Like many before them they deserved that Golden ticket, but the music business had other ideas as they chased after the latest trend. They should have been Hair Metal heroes and like those kids in the candy store, Helter Skelter had it all and wanted more; sadly they were five years too late.
These guys were good, very good, and the live tracks confirm they were strong on stage too.
Highly Recommended


01 – You Belong With Me
02 – Hollywood
03 – Sinsational
04 – Candy Store
05 – Send Me An Angel
06 – Alone
Live Tracks 1990/91:
07 – Dream Of The Night
08 – Helter Skelter
09 – New Kid In Town

Lead Vocals – Scott Terrell
Guitar – Michael Lawrence
Bass – Bobby Stevens
Drums – Brian Joseph



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