Wednesday, May 23, 2012

You Were Robbed – Diving For Pearls

"You Were Robbed" features artists and bands that should have gotten much more recognition and fame than they did. Check them out now...better late than never!

The debut self-titled album from pop rock band Diving For Pearls came out in 1989, spawning the minor hit “Gimmie Your Good Lovin’”. Danny Malone was the key force behind this outfit, but despite their airplay, a top 20 ranking by KERRANG, and a CD filled with potential radio-friendly hits, the album barely made a blip on the radar screen.

After this opening track, the album just gets better and better. “Have You Forgotten?” is a terrific melodic rocker that holds you attention to the more sultry tune, “I Close My Eyes”.

The band could also deliver an excellent ballad – check out “New Moon” as an example.

And that is just the first half of the album! The second half kicks off with another driving rocker called “You’re All I Know”.

Other highlights include “Mystery To Me” and “Keep You Love Alive”, as well as another notable ballad, “I Don’t Want To Cry”.

Remarkably, Malone returned in 2006 with the long-awaited follow-up record called “Texas”. While using the Diving For Pearls name, it was really a Malone solo effort. It was a solid release, and Malone sounded great, but the songs just didn’t capture the magic of their debut. Track down the debut – no melodic rock collection is complete without this lost gem.

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