Bronze – BROX 196, Bronze – 883 502-7
Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Rock, Hard Rock
A Show Some Emotion 5:13
Written By – Marsden/Hawthorn/Badhams/Airey
Written-By – Marsden*, Badhams*, Airey*, Hawthorn*
B1 You Don’t Have To Worry 3:12 Bonus Track (unreleased song)
Written-By – Marsden*, Hawthorn*
B2 Baby Be Good To Me 4:12 Bonus Track (unreleased song)
Written By – Ross/Vanelli/Tagg/Veitch
Written-By – Tagg*, Ross/Vanelli*, Veitch*
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Bronze Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Bronze Records Ltd.
Published By – Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
Published By – Copyright Control
Marketed By – Polydor Ltd.
Distributed By – Polydor Ltd.
Bass – Brian Badhams
Drums, Percussion – John Marter
Guitar – Bernie Marsden [ ex -Whitesnake guitarist, the best Whitesnake guitarist by a long shot, Bernie Marsden, criminally underrated]
Keyboards – Don Airey
Lead Vocals – Robert Hawthorn
Alaska was a great band of the mid-80s formed by ex-Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden. Alaska delivered good commercial rock with a special flavor to it. Perhaps it was the vocals (courtesy of Robert Hawthorn) or the keyboards (Don Airey), but you can feel a lot of “echoes” in these songs, which is really nice and different. Alaska was a tight rock outfit rounded up by Brian Badhams (bass) and John Marter (drums).
If you don’t mind commercial rock you should get this, it will surprise you. Alaska is one of those “unheralded” bands that really ruled.
My reason for buying this was simply to check out just what guitarist Bernie Marsden did next, after his departure from Whitesnake. This from a great four piece band. There’s enough here to tell he still had some prime blues-rock music within him.