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CD Review: Alias “Never Say Never”

alias-200Many of us remember Alias as a one hit wonder from 1990 (“More Than Words Can Say”). Alias formed when Freddy Curci (vocals) re-teamed with Steve DeMarchi (guitars) after their old band’s (Sheriff) hit (“When I’m With You”) experienced a unexpected resurgence and took the top spot on the American charts in 1988 (the tune originally stalled at #61 in the US in 1983).

The self-titled Alias record is now considered a classic in many AOR circles, and I’ll admit it is one of my favorites of the era. I was disappointed that the advent of grunge caused their 1992 follow up release to be shelved. But here we are, 17 years later (!) and, thanks to the folks at Angelmilk Records, the long delayed second Alias record is now available.