Very solid band. Sykes is a terrific guitarist and underrated vocalists and Blue Murder had an awesome rhythm section. I always thought their problem was for the most part they were sort of a hard rock "jam band". In other words many of their songs were longer such as The Valley of The Kings, so they weren't going to get a ton of radio airplay. Their first album is still relatively easy to find. If you haven't heard it, you might want to You Tube "We All Fall Down" from their second album. Appice played on the album but had left the band before the video was shot. I heard an interview with him and a different one with Sykes on Eddie Trunk's satellite radio show and there is some talk about them doing a reunion tour and maybe recording a new album.
I found the second album, "Here Comes Trouble" a couple weeks ago and have to give it a re-listen. Had it when it cameout and did not like it at all, maybe I'll like it now. But, don't think it can top the first one.
It is not in the first album's league (actually the debut album belongs in a Top 10 Most Underrated Classic List, it is that good) but give it another few listens.It isn't that bad and has a few really good moments.
It's been a while since I've heard them , but I think I was listening to XM41, which I think is HairNation, or it could have been XM53, The Boneyard.
It's good to hear from you old friend...I hope you are doing well.
Not sure who I'm actually replying to here but I just wanted to join in on the discussion..
..I still have the original vinyl copy of Blue Murder-(bought in 1989/90??)Its a very professionally executed album but..
Quite honestly I think the only 2 tracks on it that are really worth a listen are Valley of the Kings and Jelly Roll(LOVE THIS!)
Agree John Sykes is a great guitarist but this album is very much about showcasing HIM and not about the band at all!