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American Noise

American Noise

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Category: AOR

Year: 1980

Label: Planet Records

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Average Rating: 73 / 100 (4 ratings)

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Personnel
Craig Balzer vocals, guitars
Bruce Balzer guitars, vocals
George Sipl synthesizers, piano, organ, vocals
Jerry Moran synthesizers, piano, organ
Greg Holt bass
Tommy Rich drums
Tracks
1.  Take It All  
2.  Runnin' Through the Night  
3.  Anyone With a Heart  
4.  I Can't Feel Any Pain  
5.  Paradise Road  
6.  American Noise  
7.  Don't Look Back  
8.  I Got a Fix on You  
9.  Hollywood Boulevard  
10.  Surrender to the Night  

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From: Jimbo Date: September 7, 2004 at 13:38
Whoever submitted this must be from the Cleveland, OH area because I don't think this band ever broke nationally. I've never seen it on CD even though I'd like to hear it again. All I remember is the songs "American Noise" and "Anyone With A Heart" which were pretty good but apparently the rest of the album was forgettable.

From: Stu Date: September 11, 2004 at 0:00
Runnin' Through the Night and I Got a Fix on You were good too. Tommy later wrote a song called Statutory Sue that was pretty good. Craig used to embarass the hell out of Tommy by announcing that the song was really Statutory Stu. (Used to embarass me too. I'd just kind of hide behind my mixing console. :-)

From: Rycheage Date: October 5, 2004 at 22:41
Poppy yet melodic. This is a pleasant reminder of what AOR was about back then. Very classy and very well done. I admit they really didn't break nationally as they should have, yet it doesn't make it a bad album. In fact, it's quite good and worth tracking down.

From: Recordjnky Date: February 7, 2005 at 3:53
anyone else notice that American Noise's "anyone with a heart" song sounds ALOT like the Kevin Raleigh song of the same name?? this American Noise album is excellent, i transferred my LP to CD and have a nice clean copy of it if anyone is interested.

From: Axe-Machine Date: February 7, 2005 at 10:29
Yeah I'm interested in a copy. Not heard this one but looks like it could be worth hearing. Post your email address next time you are here so we can get in contact! Thanks.

From: Sal1155 Date: March 13, 2005 at 19:24
This is one of those rare albums, where every song on it was good.I don't know if it was ever released as a CD. I have been searching for the album or CD if they still exist. I recorded a friends record way back when & it is about wore out.

From: oliver Date: March 14, 2005 at 13:41
this one was never released on cd. fine aor, not classic. you can hear that 35 years have passed. 7,5/10

From: oliver Date: March 14, 2005 at 13:42
uups, ok 25 years. that´s long enough.....

From: Dr.Joe Date: March 24, 2005 at 12:24
Anyone know where I can get this on CD?

From: r dillon Date: April 20, 2005 at 7:27
good album been played at alot of parties in HOBART TASMANIA in the ' 80's plus a few tassie devils have heard it to.

From: rick_l Date: June 6, 2005 at 8:57
I agree most songs on this album were good... Hoping Recordjnky will leave his email address so all we can obtain the CD he created.

From: cakask Date: November 9, 2005 at 18:07
I thought the whole thing was great. Take It All was fantastic. I'm with several of the others; wopuld love to get in on disk. My email is cakask@aol.com if Recordjnky (or anyone else could share.

From: TONI MALLORCA Date: November 10, 2005 at 2:12
VAYA, QUE TENEMOS AQUI!! LOS AMERICAN NOISE!! compre este disco atraido por algunas criticas que decian que era un basico del aor de los primeros 80´s ,pero a medida que iba pasando los cortes era mayor mi desengaño,solo se salvava 1!!!. el resto era como una mezcla de pop,power rock...en fin, tu mismo

From: sodapopcop47 Date: December 6, 2005 at 2:24
Being from Cleveland, I grew up with my cousins playing this album and have loved it ever since. Even burned it to my hard drive and listen to it when I surf. Kevin Raleigh recorded Anyone with a Heart on his solo album and credited Craig Balzer and Kim Fowley. Drummer Tommy Rich played on alot of Donnie Iris songs and is really a phenominal drummer. George Sipl played before American Noise with Eric Carmen. This is an album that, like anything from the Artful Dodger (original), everyone should

From: cwd_waterboy Date: January 10, 2006 at 19:33
I am looking for a CD of this album. I believe Recordjnky said he created a CD from an LP. Does anyone have a copy of this on CD or know where I can get one? I have searched Ebay and Amazon and am unable to find anything. Sodapopcop47...I live in Old Brooklyn...would you be adverse to e-mailing me what you burned at cwd_waterboy@sbcglobal.net? Or if you can't do that, maybe you could burn a CD for me & snail mail it to me??

From: turner8654 Date: June 14, 2006 at 11:19
This is one of those great albums that very few people know about! It is a great example of the unique, under-rated music scene that was going on in Northeast Ohio in the late '70s and early '80s. This group was tight and had a great sound. There was a core group of 10 of us in high school who passed this album around and we all loved it! We were always surprised that they never made it. I would love to find this on tape or CD someday and revisit the memories!

From: jrmiller25 Date: November 26, 2006 at 23:27
Can anyone please tell me where I can find this album on CD. My bestfried loves this band and I would love to get one for a memorable Christmas gift. Email jrmiller16@aol.com if you know where I can get a copy of this album on CD or hard copy and maybe I can convert. Thanks to ALL!!!!

From: wcgurley Date: July 11, 2007 at 16:00
Can anyone tell me where to locate a copy of this LP. I found a 3-track promotional disc in Germany and I would really like to locate the entire LP.

From: jackswax Date: January 5, 2008 at 21:05
Love this album, and yes I'm from Cleveland. I have been searching for single from never released sophomore effort. Statutory Sue. Can anyone help? Stu?

From: izzizman Date: January 19, 2008 at 14:13
Another Clevelander from that era and just reliving those days and this album was VERY good...(Artful Dodger days, Breathless, Beau Coup...all great bands that never got the recognition). Anyway, Can't seem to find mp3's anything on it...any help on a CD, etc appreciated..izzizman@gmail.com.

From: kosar19 Date: January 19, 2010 at 19:59
along with MSB and a few others wrote the soundtrack to my high school years in Sandusky, ANYONE with some form of this recording please contact me at roundrandy@hotmail.com i am willing to pay

From: jtfoto Date: February 1, 2010 at 20:11
I have a pristine copy of this on LP. And Gold Wave on my computer.... This really is a great album all in all.

From: LLLAUREN Date: January 25, 2011 at 13:37
I would love a copy of this and would be will to pay. I would love to get a copy for my ex-husband. ISLANDGRLLL@YAHOO.COM Thank you!


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