Monday, August 14, 2017

Giant: Stay [lyrics]


Giant: Stay [lyrics]

Giant

Stay


Hey little girl, it's not that bad
I said some things I know I shouldn't have
But they're just the careless words of a jealous man
Hey little girl, can't you see
Through the tears in your eyes, what you're doin' to me
I won't share your love, oh don't you understand
But you've still got time to change your mind

So won't you stay till the end, don't walk away tonight
I won't give you up, I'm gonna stand here and fight
Won't you stay till the end, forget about the past
'Cause I know our love will last

Hey little girl, can you still recall
When it was just you and me with our backs to the wall
We could take on the world because our hearts were strong
Hey little girl, you say things have changed
But I say they're just part of love's growing pains
You gotta fight for who you want, fight for who you love, oh yeah
'Cause it's a long way home when you're all alone

So won't you stay till the end, don't walk away tonight
I won't give you up, no, I'm gonna stand here and fight
So won't you stay till the end, forget about the past
I'll never let you down, I'll always be around baby
I'll never leave you lonely, cryin' for love

Oh you still got time, still got time to change your mind
Don't let it fall, fall apart, baby, search your heart

So won't you stay till the end, don't walk away tonight
I won't give you up, I'm gonna stand here and fight
Won't you stay till the end, forget about the past
'Cause I know our love will last
And won't you stay till the end, I need you here tonight
Oh baby, make it right

Giant


Origin: Nashville, Tennessee (USA)

GIANT
Giant Dann Huff - David Huff - Alan Pasqua - Mike Brignardello
Dann Huff - David Huff - Alan Pasqua - Mike Brignardello
Discography:

Giant [Last of the runaways - 1989] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyricsLast of the runaways - 1989
Giant [Time to burn - 1992] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyricsTime to burn - 1992

Notes:

- Giant is an American melodic hard rock band that was formed in 1987. The band consisted of founding members Dann Huff (lead vocals & guitar) and Alan Pasqua (keyboard), and had Dann's brother David Huff on drums and Mike Brignardello on bass. The Huff brothers were part of the founding members of the Christian rock band White Heart.

The band scored one hit, the 1990 power ballad "I'll See You In My Dreams", written by Alan Pasqua and Mark Spiro.

Giant disbanded in the early 90s after recording two albums, but resurfaced in 2000 minus Alan Pasqua and released the album III in late 2001.

In December 2009, it was announced by Frontiers Records that they will be releasing Giant's latest album Promise Land in 2010. Writing for the album started in April 2009 and will include Terry Brock (Strangeways, Seventh Key) on lead vocals and John Roth (Winger) on guitars. Dann Huff will not be a part of the band due to his busy schedule but has co-written seven songs and guested on guitar on two. The release dates were February 26, 2010 for Europe and March 9, 2010 for the US. -

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_(band))



- After recording two unsuccessful albums with the Christian rock group White Heart during the early '80s, guitarist/vocalist Dann Huff found refuge in session work, eventually becoming one of the most requested, reliable, and versatile players in the business. But after years backing everyone from Michael Jackson to Amy Grant, Huff decided to give it one more go fronting his own band, forming Giant with his brother David on drums, Alan Pasqua on keyboards, and Mike Brignardello on bass. They eventually signed with A&M Records and released 1989's Last of the Runaways, which featured a melodic hard rock sound and yielded a Top 20 hit with "I'll See You in My Dreams." Record sales were sluggish however, and the band found themselves on a new label, Epic, for 1991's Time to Burn. Slightly more aggressive than its predecessor, the album still failed to advance their career, and the band soon dissolved. Dan Huff eventually returned to session work, appearing on albums by Shania Twain and Michael W. Smith while also producing several records for metal giants Megadeth. -




- Originating from Nashville, USA, Giant developed in the mid-80s when seasoned session guitarist Dann Huff (15 November 1960, Nashville, Tennessee, USA) met with keyboard player Alan Pasqua on various projects, notably Whitesnake’s 1987 album. However, it was not until 1988 that Giant evolved into a fully fledged unit, with Huff’s younger brother, David, joining as drummer and Mike Brignardello on bass (the Huff brothers had formerly been in partnership as part of Christian rockers White Heart). By this time, Dann Huff had taken on lead vocal duties after an unsuccessful search for a suitable singer. Candidates for the job had included the highly successful songwriter and backing vocalist, Tom Kelly. Giant signed to A&M Records in 1988 and released their debut album, Last Of The Runaways, in the USA in 1989, a potent brew of hard rock, strong on melody and presentation. It included the Top 10 hit single, ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’. The success of the album and single in the USA and impressive sales on import in the UK prompted A&M to give Last Of The Runaways a European release in 1990, to a moderate degree of success. This was followed by a series of highly acclaimed club dates around the UK. In 1991, Huff, Pasque and Brignardello played together on Amy Grant’s Heart In Motion, and prepared material for a new album. However, Time To Burn did not feature Pasqua, and though it was again critically lauded, soon after its release Epic, to whom Giant had transferred, dropped the band. -




- GIANT was one of the few really good bands that emerged from the music scene of the late 80s and early 90s that seemed to know how to write and to perform, and in my opinion, should have received more notoriety than they did. “Session supergroup” Giant was formed in 1987, consisted by singer/guitarist Dann Huff (White Heart, Peter Cetera, Lou Gramm, etc.), his brother David (White Heart, Ron Collins, David and the Giants, etc.) on drums, bassist Mike Brignardello (Van Zant, Mitch Malloy) and Alan Pasqua (Eddie Money, Van Stephenson, Rick Springfield, Stan Bush, etc.) on keyboards.

“Last Of the Runaways” was the debut that captured the intensity of Dann Huff’s tremendous voice and his impressive songwriting. This debut album brought back the polished arena rock of the late 70s early 80s, and was a nice alternative when at the time the rock scene was dominated mostly by glam metal. Every song on this album is totally listenable, if that’s even a word. The music is so well balanced between vocals and instruments that you can actually enjoy the singing without being bowled over by overly dramatic instrumentation. These session guys combining elements of the wildly popular hair metal sound with a more accessible pop edge while the album is amongst the best produced of the 80s hard rock.

Dann Huff’s guitar playing is superb and Alan Pasqua’s keyboards are subtle and melodic, while the rhythm section is tight and powerful. “I’ll See You in my Dreams” was the biggest hit, simply sensational and full of true and strong emotions, written by Alan Pasqua and Mark Spiro, but there are many gems here like the upbeat opener “I’m a Believer”, that made me fall in love with this album. Just listen to the opening guitar solo and you’ll understand what I mean. A surefire opener, along with the catchy anthem “Shake Me Up”, the Huff’s brothers blows a sweeping rhythm like an incoming hurricane ready to wreck everything. The mid tempo “It Takes Two” and the power ballad “Love Welcome Home” are a huge contender to the hit, a slow tempo predictable ballads but contained a heartfelt humming that’s hard to resist. “Innocent Days” is a killer track that is the best on the album and when you think you’re already listening to the main hook, the song unexpectedly reaches yet another level. Things really get going again with the brilliant moody rocker “Stranger to Me” having a brooding solo that absolutely smokes while on “Hold Back the Night” the guitar playing is fabulous, a massive stadium rocker with a hook laden chorus that should have scored a high chart position. Things slow down a little with the moody “I Can’t Get Close Enough”, while on “No Way Out” there’s a bluesy and funky style having great groove. The last track “The Big Pitch” is another party rocker featuring a catchy chorus and bumpy solos and a great way to end the album.

Songs like these never die and as music changes through the years, songs like these only get better and better when we look back on them. Last of the Runaways is one of the all time great melodic rock albums and anyone interested in AOR/melodic rock must add this album to their collection. -

Giant [Last of the runaways - 1989]


Giant [Last of the runaways - 1989]

Origin: Nashville, Tennessee (USA)

Giant [Last of the runaways - 1989] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyrics

Take a listen on youtube

Line-up:

Dann Huff - Vocals, guitar
Mike Brignardello - Bass, backing vocals
David Huff - Drums, backing vocals
Alan Pasqua - Keyboards, backing vocals

Additional musicians:

Lea Hart - Backing vocals
Peter Howarth - Backing vocals
Terry Thomas - Backing vocals


Tracks:

1. I'm a Believer lyrics
2. Innocent Days lyrics
3. I Can't Get Close Enough lyrics
4. I'll See You in my Dreams lyrics
5. No Way Out lyrics
6. Shake Me Up lyrics
7. It Takes Two lyrics
8. Stranger to Me lyrics
9. Hold Back the Night lyrics
10. Love Welcome Home lyrics
11. The Big Pitch lyrics

Giant [Time to burn - 1992]


Giant [Time to burn - 1992]

Origin: Nashville, Tennessee (USA)

Giant [Time to burn - 1992] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyrics

Take a listen on youtube

Line-up:

Dann Huff - Vocals, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Mike Brignardello - Bass, backing vocals
David Huff - Drums, percussion, backing vocals
Alan Pasqua - Keyboards, backing vocals

Additional musicians:

Robert Johnson - Backing vocals
Van Stephenson - Backing vocals
Terry Thomas - Backing vocals


Tracks:

1. Thunder and Lightning lyrics
2. Chained lyrics
3. Lay it on the Line lyrics
4. Stay lyrics
5. Lost in Paradise lyrics
6. Smoulder (instrumental)
7. Time to Burn lyrics
8. I'll be There (When It's Over) lyrics
9. Save Me Tonight lyrics
10. Without You lyrics
11. Now Until Forever lyrics
12. Get Used to It lyrics

Monday, August 7, 2017

Tony Sciuto


Origin: Baltimore, Maryland (USA)

TONY SCIUTO
Tony Sciuto
Tony Sciuto
Discography:

Tony Sciuto [Island nights - 1980] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyricsIsland nights - 1980

Notes:

- Antonino Joseph "Tony" Sciuto, Jr. (born December 30, 1952 in Baltimore, MD) is a songwriter, performer and record producer who has been active since 1965. He was a member of both Little River Band and Player. Sciuto has written songs for the Bay City Rollers, Nick Kamen, B. J. Thomas and Tina Turner amongst others. He has written soundtrack songs for several movies and scored a Top 10 hit in Japan.

At the age of eight, Sciuto asked his mother for a guitar and was self-taught from listening to singles and reading music books. In 1964, he was taken to a Beatles concert that inspired him to take up music. As a teen, he also took formal guitar, piano, vocal and composition lessons. Sciuto studied Music Prep at the Peabody Institute.

In 1965, The Beatles' New York affiliate manager Nat Weiss cited Sciuto to Brian Epstein as a "young protégé" to travel to New York for grooming. In 1975, Sciuto entered and won various contests with his songs in the American Song Festival.

In 1976, Sciuto had his song "My Lisa" recorded by the Bay City Rollers on their Dedication album on Arista Records. In 1979, he had two Top 40 hits in Japan and Australia with the song "Island Nights", recorded by Hideki Saijo in Japan and Marc Hunter in Australia.

In 1979, Sciuto was signed to Epic Records, with a 1980 release of his Island Nights album which reached the Top 10 in Japan along with the title track single. The album was written with lyricist Sammy Egorin. In 1981, Sciuto and his band toured Japan to rave reviews, opening the American Music Festival.

Sciuto, and Sammy Egorin wrote "Last Sound Love Makes" for Don Johnson's album Heartbeat on Epic Records in 1986.

In 1988, Sciuto co-wrote Nick Kamen's "Bring Me Your Love" for the Us album on Sire Records, which was Top 20 in Italy and France. He co-wrote "Stronger than the Wind” for Tina Turner on Capitol Records in 1989.

In 1989 Sciuto co-wrote "One Last, One More Time" for B.J. Thomas on the Midnight Minute (Reprise Records) album. Also in 1989, Sciuto was a member of the John Stamos fictional band Jesse and the Rippers, and co-wrote a song for the episode "Comet's Excellent Adventure", for the Full House television series.

In 1990, Sciuto co-wrote the title track for the Little River Band album Worldwide Love, with the song charting in Germany. He joined the Little River Band as a member and pianist from 1990 to 1997.

In 1991, Sciuto co-wrote and performed "Out Of The Darkness," the credit roll music for the film All-American Murder starring Christopher Walken. In 1992, he co-wrote "High Life" which was used in the Drew Barrymore film The Amy Fisher Story.

In 1996, Sciuto wrote, recorded and released the album Holiday in Eden under the band name Banging Rush. In 2001 Sciuto wrote a song with Sammy Egorin, "Legend in the Sun", that commemorated the career of Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr. He also performed the song on the Orioles dugout to a sellout crowd prior to the game.

Sciuto performed as keyboardist with Player from 1998 to 2001.

Sciuto released Be My Radio, Live in Japan and Diamond In The Rough CDs on the Cool Sound label in Japan. Union of the Soul was released in 2010.

Sciuto is working on his next release Under the Radar. He still writes and performs on the East Coast of America and releases his music worldwide.

In 2012, the Tony Sciuto Band performed in Japan for the second time in 32 years, performing the entire Island Nights album for seven shows at the Cotton Club Tokyo. In 2014, Vivid Sound Records is releasing Under The Radar (Limited Edition) with the live Cotton Club Show as the second, bonus CD.

In 2013, after meeting Freda Kelly (the original secretary of the Beatles' fan club) in New York, Tony was inspired to write a song "Good Ol Freda," which was also the name of her documentary about her years with the Beatles. He also created a 'slideshow' video accompanying his song that was presented in a Catonsville, Maryland, theater following the documentary's screening with Freda present. -

Tony Sciuto [Island nights - 1980]


Tony Sciuto [Island nights - 1980]

Origin: Baltimore, Maryland (USA)

Tony Sciuto [Island nights - 1980] aor melodic rock music blogspot full albums bands lyrics

Take a listen on youtube

Line-up:

Tony Sciuto - Vocals, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals

Ben Benay - Guitar
Tom Rotella - Guitar
Steve Lukather - Guitar
Larry Herbstritt - Guitar, backing vocals
Jaydee Maness - Steel guitar
Michael Sciuto - Bass, backing vocals
Mike Porcaro - Bass
Scott Edwards - Bass
Ed Greene - Drums
Ron Tutt - Drums
Steve Warehime - Percussion
John Raines - Percussion
Bill Cuomo - Keyboards
Gary Griffin - Keyboards
Steve Dorff - Synthesizers
Tom Scott - Saxophone
Jim Horn - Saxophone
Chuck Findley - Flugelhorn
Ginger Blake - Backing vocals
Venetta Fields - Backing vocals
Shirley Matthews - Backing vocals
Joe Chemay - Backing vocals
Curt Betcher
Peter Noone

Tracks:

1. Island Nights Theme
2. Island Nights
3. Hold Back The Night
4. You’ve Got A Licence (To Drive Me Crazy)
5. Cafe L.A.
6. Trapeze
7. Angel
8. Captain Wonderful
9. Street Dancer
10. Butterfly

 
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