Saigon Kick – The Lizard
Matt Kramer (vocals)
Jason Bieler (guitar, vocals, keyboards)
Tom DeFile (bass)
Phil Varone (drums)
Produced by: Jason Bieler
Engineered by: Ronny Lahti
Mixed by: Ronny Lahti
Remastered by: Jon AStley
4 in stock (can be backordered)
Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition – Fully Remastered Audio – 12 page full colour booklet – 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork with unpublished photos and new interview
“IN THE NOT too distant past, record companies would signs artists and let them develop over a period of time. A good case in point was the development of Saigon Kick. Their debut album was greeted with positive reviews and sold a healthy amount of copies, giving Atlantic records the confidence to push ahead and sanction a well-supported sophomore album, happy in the knowledge that the band was on an upwards trajectory.
With this kind of support, the band relished the opportunity to craft another record, an album that would show a refinement of their sound and style. This time around the emphasis was on finely honed songs, with far more mature arrangements, and memorable hooks. The band was perceived as operating in the melodic rock zone, which was quickly becoming obsolete in the face of the developing grunge revolution. But, like such fellow comrades as Love/Hate, Skid Row and Extreme, they managed to inject a degree of excitement into their music that actually gave them an edge over the fading late-eighties hard rock scene.
Originally issued in 1992, produced by band leader Jason Bieler, and recorded in Sweden, the contents easily eclipsed the quality of their debut album, showcasing a band with a much broader palate, focussing on sharp riffs and melodic hooks. This approach was emphasised by the surprise hit single ‘Love Is On The Way’, a track that not only upped the band’s profile but also helped the album achieve gold status.”