Friday, May 16, 2008
Mad Magic - Mad Magic (GER. 1992)
No psychedelic music today!
MAD MAGIC evolved out of a party cover band from Mainz, Germany, called FURY'S RIDE, that played JIMI HENDRIX-, ROLLING STONES-, early KINKS- and YARDBIRDS-songs and the like. FURY'S RIDE was active in the late 1980s, early 1990s, and when guitarist Hans Frommer wrote more and more songs and the band played more gigs in the Rhein-Main area, the name was changed to MAD MAGIC.
Without a doubt Hans Frommer was the central figure in the band. He played a solid rock guitar in ROLLING STONES or KINKS fashion (or even, more relaxed, the DOOBIE BROTHERS), wrote songs with great hooklines and melodies, reminding of his old heroes, with an occasional reggae rhythm thrown in for a change. And most of all his voice and singing style brings to mind STEVE MILLER in his prime.
MAD MAGIC played some festivals, concerts and private partys near Mainz and even made a small tour through the south of France – and then split after a few years in the mid-nineties.
Listen to Hans' newer songs on his homepage and download some of them here!
MAD MAGIC - MAD MAGIC (GER 1992)
(mp3 zip, 12 tracks, 40 min, 56,6 MB, art incl.)
1. Never Coming Back - 4,19
2. Heart On Fire - 2.50
3. Explorer In Love - 3.47
4. Faces In The Night - 2.42
5. Can't Go On - 4.26
6. Dry Your Eyes - 3.03
7. Never Felt In Love - 3.08
8. A Thousand Heartbeats - 4.16
9. Sweet Nothin' - 2.32
10. Explorer In Love - 3.40
11. Faces In The Night - 3.09
12. Guitar Tune - 2.11
Watch some vintage footage from a live performance here: