For over 40 years Time Life has been releasing music collections in many different genres of music. Their latest is a bonanza for hard rock and hair metal fans. Hard And Heavy is 152 songs on 9 CDs.
Hard And Heavy is a massive collection of songs from the '70s and '80s. It includes classic rock artists like Foreigner and Bad Company, pop artists like Pat Benatar and Billy Idol, hair bands such as Winger, Warrant, Skid Row and Poison along with more traditional metal bands such as Judas Priest, Motorhead, Megadeth and Queensryche.
"Rare Cuts is a Danger Danger compilation album, released in 2003. Rare Cuts is a long awaited compilation of outtakes and original demos submitted by the band for their self titled debut album – or in other words, the demos that got them the deal with Sony Music. Considering the age of the tracks and their demo status, they sound surprisingly fresh. It's fun to hear tracks like Bang Bang and Feels Like Love in their original form, not to mention a few rare tracks like the party anthem Loving' A Girl Like You, the uptempo Hold On Maria, and the big moody ballad Temptation (covered by Y&T).
For a spell during the late '80s and early '90s, it seemed like almost every day there was a new hair metal band popping up on MTV, taking aim at joining the likes of Poison, Mötley Crüe, and Bon Jovi at the top of the mountain. Some (Skid Row, Winger, Slaughter, etc.) did manage to challenge the aforementioned groups, while bands like Danger Danger came oh so close before vanishing from view completely…