TORA TORA – Wild America [Japan HR-HM 1000 Vol.4 series] (2022)

TORA TORA - Wild America [Japan HR-HM 1000 Vol.4 series] (2022) full

Universal Music Japan has started this year another campaign of their ‘HR/HM 1000‘ series, that meaning the reissue of long time out of print albums from their Hard Rock / Heavy Metal catalog at the price of 1000 Yen = about 9,5 USD.
As part of the 2022 HR-HM 1000 Vol.4 series it was reissued as well TORA TORA‘s 1992 album ”Wild America”. According times (1991-92) in “Wild America” Tora Tora have traded in much of the party melodic hard attitude that they displayed in their debut album for a more focused, tight, and mature sound. However, on this second CD there’s even more sing-a-long songs, and the catchy factor is still delivered in spades.

The best way to describe “Wild America” would be to take 2 parts Tesla, 1 part Cinderella, and 1 part Great White, yet Tora Tora had their own personality, and if you ask me, some songs here are even better than many of these mentioned acts.
How can a recipe like that fail? Well, unfortunately for Tora Tora, this timeless kind of hard rock started to fade away in the US market when the album was released.
But who cares? what matter is legacy, and Tora Tora did a terrific hard rock album here.
Highly Recommended


H R / H M 1000 SERIES

01 – Wild America
02 – Amnesia
03 – Dead Man’s Hand
04 – As Time Goes By
05 – Lay Your Money Down
06 – Shattered
07 – Dirty Secrets
08 – Faith Healer
09 – Cold Fever
10 – Nowhere To Go But Down
11 – City Of Kings

Anthony Corder – lead and backing vocals
Keith Douglas – guitars
Patrick Francis – bass
John Patterson – drums, percussion



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  1. melodified says:

    Pretty underrated band. Thanks for remembering them.

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