BB STEAL: On the Edge CD 1991 original Australian, not bootleg. Rare AOR / melodic hard rock, strong Def Leppard (Hysteria) influence. Check videos & full audio.


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BB Steal (Beg Borrow Steal) are an Australian band formed circa 1987.
Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen co-produced their first full length album On The Edge. There are reports that he also played some guitar and sang backing vocals on the album, though he was never officially a member of the band. His involvement with the project has hallmarked their sound. Phil does a good job and On The Edge is very Def Leppard-influenced. Reportedly, BB Steal opened for Def Leppard during a tour of Australia.

Label: Phonogram     Catalog#: 848 045-2
Format: CD, Album
Country: Australia   Released: 1991
Style: Hard Rock, Arena Rock, A.O.R.
1. On the Edge (Lizzy Town) 5:42
2. Big Love 4:23
3. Ride On 5:24
4. Suffer in Silence 5:20
5. Live it Up 3:55
6. Shot Full of Love 4:01
7. Precious Love 4:24
8. Love Me and Leave Me 4:51
9. Heartbeat Away 4:55
10. Troubled Child 4:44
Total Running Time: 47:39

Bass Warren Masson
Drums James Young
Guitar Kevin Pratt
Producer Craig CSongrady, Phil Collen
Vocals Craig CSongrady

If that vintage Def Leppard sound is what this band was aiming for, then they hit their target dead on. This is up to the incredibly high standard of “Hysteria” & BB STEAL does a great job of borrowing from the Leps bag of tricks to create the same polished melodic hard rock style. Then again, with Phil Collen producing, what else would you expect?

Wow, these guys really wanted to be Def Leppard. I know that this album was produced by Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen, but still, BB Steal didn’t deviate at all from the Hysteria formula with their 1992 debut On the Edge. The Australian rockers serve up 10 radio friendly love songs, all of which are the kind of mid-temp rockers and ballads that Def Leppard was so well known for at the time.
The vocalist sounds like Joe Elliott and the guitars sound like they were tuned exactly to Hysterias specifications. This album makes for a much better follow-up to Hysteria than Adrenalize ever did.

If you listen closely you’ll hear Phil Collen of Def Leppard singing the backing vocals!! [Not to mention his guitar style]! Definitely sounds like Def Leppard, but not as polished which makes it real good…

Sounds a lot like Def Leppard, but with every passing song it sounds like Steve Plunket from autograph singing… Like autograph and def leppard had a baby! i love it!

As a Def Leppard fan that I am I really dig this band and it does remind me of Def Leppard and Autograph put together.

Craig Csongrady has a style and sound that is very similar style to Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott. The guitars of Kevin Pratt have a big clean sound that is very pleasing to the ear. On The Edge may not offer you anything that sounds completely original, but it a PERFECT sounding melodic rock disc, and certainly one worth seeking out.

NOTE: Before you shell out the big bucks for this album, make sure you know what you’re getting. The original import of On the Edge might command a high collectors price, but a bootleg definitely should not.

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