Hit The Ground Runnin

Control Yourself...........

"The Story of Control Yourself"

It was a collection of demo's recorded in 1990 for a production/management deal with The Music Group in Los Angeles, Ca. These were tracks that were to be reviewed and chosen for our second album following Sudden Impact, BMG. The deal, which would have been with Polygram, fell through because of legal problems the production/management had prior to our signing. Ten years later, Paul Piccari, mastered 11 out of the 20 tracks from reference Dats and Cassettes. The response was world wide eventually generating sales of over 15,000 copies that were sold independently within 6 short months!! Read what people have written about the CD that almost wasn't.........

"Every number is a gem - and I'm talkin' mighty diamond quality!!" Metallville, UK

"First class production, perfect arranged melody lines and great hooklines!!!", Melodicrock.com, Australia

"You may call this the new AOR/Melodic Rock sensation from the USA!!" Rock Report, Belgium

"This album really delivers" Dick Clark, Dick Clark Productions

"Since I got this CD I haven't stopped playing it...", Hard Roxx / Rob Evans, England

"Control Yourself" is a brilliant AOR album...!!", Metal and Hard Rock Area, Germany

"Control Yourself could redefine the industries standards, to an internet subcultural blitz!" Amazon.com/Chris Schafer, Austria

"Wow!! Here's another pure AOR band that I'd sign for life... Catchy Hooks, Sweden

"Control Yourself presents a high explosive Melodic Rock Cocktail!" On The Rocks, Germany

"This album must be in every AOR-fans want-list this year!" Midwestern Skies, Sweden

"Hit The Ground Runnin' is what insiders call the Next Biggest Thing!!!" Strutterzine, UK

"These guys will sweep away most of the competition!!" Flash Magazine, Italy

"Great tunes and brilliant instrumentation! " South Africa Rock Files, South Africa

"Only Killers, No Fillers!" Rock Reunion, Germany

"This is a great kick ass cd!!" Music Box, Sweden

"One of the Best indie AOR cd's of the year!!" AORLAND, Spain

"Killer-Album"!! Hangloose Records, Germany

"Fantastic AOR!" Heart Of The Rock, New Zealand

"Albums like this are too good to go unnoticed!!" AOR Central, LaCrescenta, California

"Powerful vocals and catchy hooks!!" Suite 101, Rapid City, South Dakota

"Itís very advisable to get your hands on this record!!" Majestic Magazine, The Netherlands

"A Melodic Treasure!!" Amazon.com

"Recommended to all fans of straight hard rocking melodic AOR!" The Northern Light, Sweden

"At this moment I am in AOR heaven.Your album rocks!!!!!" Rock Of Norway, Norway

"A first-class album!!" The Metal Zone, Germany

"The band has delivered an album of Good Hard AOR!!" Mood Swings, Ireland

"So how is it that this album has so many people interested in it? Well...it's actually a blast!" Rock-E-Zine, Netherlands

"This masterpiece American album "Hit The Ground Runnin" is a must for each Melodic collection!!" Breakout Magazine, Germany

"Perfect AOR!" DSB Records, Germany

Released 2000 on Smash Records, Copyright 2000