JOHNNY – No Destination ’87-88 [Previously Unreleased / Remastered] (2023) HQ *Exclusive*

JOHNNY - No Destination '87-88 [Previously Unreleased / Remastered] (2023) HQ *Exclusive* - full

Metallic Blue Records is bringing to life the previously unreleased material of American melodic hard rockers JOHNNY, featuring excellent guitarist Danny De La Rosa before he joined BABYLON A.D.
JOHNNY was formed by ex members of ”Bennie And The Jets” (featured at 0dayrox) vocalist Ben LaBarge and bass player Keith Bellino, and alongside De La Rosa included drummer Rich Carlson, who later joined Paul Shortino in his band “Badd Boyz”.
JOHNNY opened for Y&T, Black N’ Blue, and Humble Pie, and headlined at venues all over the San Francisco area. The band made some great traction and the fan base was ever-growing. With the band in such demand, they knew it was time to get into the studio, so they could create a demo to shop record labels.
The band released a six-track cassette which sold out almost immediately. This recording grabbed the attention of Atlantic and Capitol Records. However, it was Gene Simmons who started looking at the band to sign to his label “Simmons Records.”

With the new interest, JOHNNY started writing new songs and went back into the studio to record a few more tracks. During this time in the studio, some issues developed within the band. It was also at this same time, that Danny was contacted by BABYLON A.D. and joined the band to record its first, successful album.
JOHNNY disbanded, but now all their material is being released under the title ”No Destination”, including previously unreleased material, remastered, all with very good sound quality.
After listen JOHNNY you can totally see why Babylon A.D. was wanting Danny De La Rosa; there’s great guitar work here, strong melodic hard rock songs with catchy hooks.
Highly Recommended

You’ve seen it first at 0dayrox


01 – Morning After
02 – Little Angel
03 – Wasted Time
04 – She’s A Killer
05 – No Destination
06 – I Want Your Love
07 – Fly By Night
08 – I’m Gonna Get Your Love (Bonus Track)
09 – Do What You Want (Bonus Track)
10 – Jet (Bonus Track)
11 – No Rest For The Wicked [Demo] (Bonus Track)

Ben LaBarge (Bennie And The Jets) – vocals
Danny De La Rosa (Babylon A.D.) – guitars
Keith Bellino (Bennie And The Jets) – bass
Sammy Morar (Max Lynx) – drums
Rich Carlson (Badd Boyz) – drums



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