Stone Fury

Burns Like A Star

Marketing Highlights

  • Fully Remastered Audio
  • Rock solid debut from the LA via Hamburg four piece
  • Produced by Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Free, Hughes/Thrall)
  • Includes 'Break Down The Walls', 'I Don't Want To Sleep Alone' and 'Hold It'
  • 12 page full-colour booklet, 3,500 word essay with new band interview, fully enhanced artwork

Bio

WE’VE SAID IT before and, no doubt we’ll be saying it in the future, that some records sink into obscurity with no obvious explanation. Quality and class, it would appear, don’t always lead to success in the music business, leaving omissions from the list of winners that have no obvious reasons. The fate of Stone Fury is one such example; an exemplary band, with great songs and superb musical arrangements, left behind at the starting gate, whilst others with lesser abilities made larger commercial impact. Based in Los Angeles, and formed by the talented duo of German born singer Lenny Wolf (who would later taste success as the leader of Kingdom Come) and American guitarist Bruce Gowdy, Stone Fury concocted an immediately identifiable sound that led to much industry interest. The band’s demo eventually secured them a coveted deal with the giant MCA Corporation. Utilising the services of top British producer Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Free, Hughes/Thrall), their album was recorded in Los Angeles and issued in 1984, to strong critical reaction but, surprisingly, precious few sales. Very much a heavy yet melodic outfit, their sound appeared to lean towards the 70s but Wolf’s crystal clear vocal style gave the songs a contemporary edge, bolstered by Gowdy’s impressive guitar work and adventurous, sometimes progressive, musicianship. Not to put too fine a point on it, songs such as ‘Break Down The Walls’, ‘I Hate To Sleep Alone’ and ‘Hold It’ show the band to be superior composers, with the ballad ‘Life Is Too Lonely’ easily demonstrating an ability to take the music to more emotional heights. Certainly an album that requires a lot more recognition.

Tracklist

1. BREAK DOWN THE WALLS
2. I HATE TO SLEEP ALONE
3. LIFE IS TOO LONELY
4. DON’T TELL ME WHY
5. MAMAS LOVE
6. BURNS LIKE A STAR
7. TEASE
8. HOLD IT
9. SHANNON YOU LOSE

For Fans Of

Kingdom Come
Led Zeppelin
Blue Murder
Def Leppard

Home Market

Los Angeles, CA - USA

Album Details

Artist

Stone Fury

Album Title

Burns Like A Star

Street Date

06/30/2017

Order Due Date

06/02/2017

Discount

3% (ends 07/06/2017)

Genre

Rock/Hard

Label

Rock Candy Records

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD14

UPC

602557365993

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

CANDY355