ALDO NOVA Blood On The Bricks Lemon CDLEM42
Vocalist and guitarist Aldo Nova exploded onto the music scene (so it says in the blurb) in 1981 and found some notoriety helping a fledgling Jon Bon Jovi with his early career.
Well, this 1991 album sees the return favour with JBJ helping with co-writing, production and backing vocals.
The music is appropriately skewed - catchy riffs, over polished in sound and big hair. To call it commercial may be a tad unfair but you get my drift. In places, for its style and all its faults, it's actually a good set, which was sadly lost at the time in the drudge that was the grunge scene. Aldo Nova was the lesser of two evils that didn't get the recognition he deserved.
'Medicine Man' and the title track are both very strong and the whole set is thoroughly enjoyable.
Review by Joe Geesin