BAD SISTER – Out of the Business ’91 [Remastered +1] (2023)
Signed by Pride & Joy Music and currently working on a new album, German female fronted melodic rockers BAD SISTER got their second, out of print album 1991’s “Out of the Business” reissued / remastered by the record label. With a style & sound resembling Lee Aaron, Laos, Vixen, Fiona, Scarlett Rose, “Out Of The Business” became some kind of a cult classic the AOR / Melodic Rock genre, not available on CD for years and sought after by fans as a rarity.
After the success of BAD SISTER last album ‘Where Will You Go’ (2022), Pride & Joy is now making “Out Of The Business” available again, remastered and with a bonus track.
32 years after its release, “Out Of The Business” still sounds fresh and vibrant, plenty of hooks and melodies.
At the end of the 1980s the Hamburg band attracted attention with their debut album “Heartbreaker” (1989) – fine classic rock, AOR and melodic rock which they play in the style of Heart, Journey, Foreigner, Giant, Survivor and others. In 1990 the band gave already rise to much comment when they supported Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan and Detroit rock shouter Mitch Ryder. Their first album “Heartbreaker” is considered as well a cult classicin the international AOR scene.
This second LP “Out Of The Business“ was released in 1991 in Europe, USA und Japan. During the following years the band played many shows and open-air festivals. They appeared several times on the main stage of the Wacken Open Air.
“Out Of The Business” is full of great AOR tunes and melodic hard rock – catchy uptempo-rockers (“Stop This Game”), smashing midtempo-hits (“S.O.S.”) or groovy shuffles (“How Much Love”).
“The reissue is also a memory to our first singer Petra Degelow”, says drummer Kai-Ove Kessler. Petra died in 2013 at the age of 53. “She was the heart and the voice of the band”. And there is a special guest on this classic album: Alex Conti, guitarist of German band Lake, played two guitar solos. And the band has another surprise: on the reissue of “Out Of The Business” there is a 2023 version of the hit “How Much Love”. The new version is sung by Andrea Löhndorf, the current voice of BAD SISTER.
All songs were remastered in the studio obtaining a vibrant rocking sound.
01 – Stop This Game
02 – Bad Attitude
03 – S.O.S.
04 – How Much Love
05 – Can’t Do It Right
06 – Heart’s Diversion
07 – Cry In The Night
08 – Inside Out
09 – Heaven Or Hell
10 – No Scarface
11 – Angel Eyes
12 – Hide Your Love
13 – Breakdown
14 – How Much Love (2023 Version)
Petra Degelow – vocals
Sven Lange – guitar
Jorn Saul – bass
Kai Beyer – keyboards
Kai-Ove Kessler – drums
Alex Conti – guest guitar solos
Andrea Löhndorf – lead vocals on 14