Smash Palace – Smash Palace (1985/2022)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:03 minutes | 1,67 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Epic – Legacy
Smash Palace are a power pop rock band currently based out of Southern New Jersey.
The Butler brothers quickly formed a new band, Smash Palace, and signed with Epic Records in 1985. The new line-up included Brian Butler (lead vocals), Stephen Butler (lead guitar and vocals), Phil Rizzo (bass guitar), Harry Lewis (drums) and Greg Persun (rhythm guitar).
The band’s first self-titled LP was released in the fall of 1985 along with an MTV video of the first single, “Living on the Borderline” (directed by Nigel Dick).
Smash Palace then toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada with Mr. Mister and the Cruzados. Greg DiDonato (keyboards) joined the lineup for the tour. When Smash Palace’s A&R man, Dick Wingate, left Epic Records in 1985, he asked the band to come on over to his new label, Polygram Records. Unfortunately, once the band left Epic, the offer from Polygram melted away.
The band recorded demos for tracks that were intended for their second album, including “Cold Wind”, “Girl with the Stars in Her Eyes”, “Stranger Than Strange” and “I’ll Be There” (which was later reworked and recorded on the band’s Over the Top CD release in 2004) and these tracks were played on Philadelphia radio station WMMR-FM’s local music program Street Beat, but never officially released.
1-01. Smash Palace – Living On The Borderline (04:33)
1-02. Smash Palace – Count The Days (04:07)
1-03. Smash Palace – Love Will Find A Way (03:20)
1-04. Smash Palace – Never Say No Again (04:16)
1-05. Smash Palace – Juliet To Me (04:40)
1-06. Smash Palace – No Love Lost (05:00)
1-07. Smash Palace – A Night To Remember (05:06)
1-08. Smash Palace – Pieces Of My Heart (04:14)
1-09. Smash Palace – Night Of A Thousand Faces (04:44)