SHAMELESS – Backstreet Anthems [digitally remastered] (2021)

SHAMELESS - Backstreet Anthems [digitally remastered] (2021) full

After four years on hiatus, 2021-2022 proved to be busy times for SHAMELESS, releasing their new studio album few weeks ago, and exclusive picture disc at the end of 2021, and also this remastered reissue of their first album “Backstreet Anthems (Satisfaction Guaranteed)“, impossible to find since a long time.
With origins in the ’80s SHAMELESS mastermind is bassist / songwriter Alexx Michael. Reformed in 1998 with partner guitarist B.C. and help of drummer Eric Singer (Kiss, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath), Shameless is notable for having numerous American Sunset Strip hard rockers appearing on their albums. They have established themselves as a band that doesn’t give a damn that the ’80s are over and continue to turn out good-natured party rock and roll, regardless of shifting musical tends and styles.
“Backstreet Anthems (Satisfaction Guaranteed)” was released in 1999, but sounds, feels and rocks as it is 1985. Most of the songs were written at that time, and while later SHAMELESS albums have a lot of glam metal music, this first is pure fun fun sleaze.

On vocals we have here Stevie Rachelle from Tuff, Eddie Robison from Alleycat Scratch, Steve Summers from Pretty Boy Floyd, on guitar Tracii Guns, Bruce Kulick, drummers Robert Sweet, Eric Singer, Brian Tichy and many more… an A TEAM for sure.
So if you love the US Sunset Strip scene, this album is no-brainer. SHAMELESS unashamedly (pun intended) replicates that particular sound to perfection. They didn’t needed to learn how to play it, the lived the thing in the ’80s.
Highly Recommended


01 – Backseat Action
02 – Strange Days
03 – Just 1 Nite
04 – U’re the One (I Want)
05 – Flaming Youth (KISS cover)
06 – Talk to Me
07 – Realize
08 – Whats Going On
09 – Hard Dayz Nite [Beatles cover]
10 – All the Girls, but You

Alexx Michael – bass
B.C. – guitars
Steve Summers – vocals
Eddie Robison – vocals
Stevie Rachelle – vocals
Tracii Guns – guitars
Bruce Kulick – guitars
Kristy Majors – guitars
Robert Sweet – drums
Eric Singer – drums
Brian Tichy – drums
Eric Skodis – drums
Teddy Andreadis – keyboards



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