Hanoi Rocks’ ‘Two Steps From the Move’ Reissued With Bonus Tracks
March 9, 2015
Hanoi Rocks’ 1984 album ‘Two Steps From The Move’, the band’s final release prior to the death of drummer Razzle, has been remastered through Rock Candy Records. Containing the original album, this ‘Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition’ also includes eleven bonus tracks, fully remastered sound, 20 page full color booklet, new interview with frontman Mike Monroe, 3,400 word essay, rare photos, and enhanced artwork. The two disc set can be purchased now at www.rockcandyrecords.com.
Back in the early ’80s, when Hanoi Rocks moved lock stock and barrel from Finland to London, the streets were on fire with possibilities. Looking like an explosion in a paint factory and sounding like a devilish mash-up of the Rolling Stones jamming with the Sweet, it’s fair to say that they made a unique impression. With an anything can happen and it probably will vibe, the band’s ferocious onstage performances were legendary, establishing them as the front runners of a movement that looked like it would instantaneously blast them to success.
Signed to CBS records and teamed up with renowned producer Bob Ezrin (Alice Cooper, KISS) ‘Two Steps From The Move’ was cut in the frenetic environs of New York City, polished in Toronto and completed in London. It was hailed as a masterpiece, bringing together all the hopes and promises of a band perfectly poised to assume complete control of the scene. However, during their American tour, Mike Monroe broke his ankle, forcing the group to postpone dates. Then, while Monroe was recouperating, on December 8th, 1984, the band’s British drummer Nicholas ‘Razzle’ Dingley was tragically killed in a Los Angeles automobile accident with Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil in the driving seat.
Loaded with an incredible selection of songs, ‘Two Steps From The Move’ found Hanoi Rocks focussing on as much mayhem as humanly possible with a penchant for cheeky lyrics and catchy melodies. Tracks such as “Don’t You Ever Leave Me”, “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams”, “Up Around The Bend” and “Boiler (Me Boiler ‘N’ Me)” defined their unique brand of swashbuckling bravado perfectly.
‘Two Steps From The Move’ Special Deluxe Collector’s Edition track lising:
01. Up Around the Bend
02. High School
03. I Can’t Get It
04. Underwater World
05. Don’t You Ever Leave Me
06. Million Miles Away
07. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
08. Boiler (Me Boiler ‘N’ Me)
10. Cutting Corners
11. Two Steps From The Move
Disc Two – Bonus Tracks:
01. Don’t You Ever leave Me (12″ version)
02. Back To Mystery City (single B-side)
03. Until I Get You (single B-side)
04. Mental Beat (single B-side)
05. Oil & Gasoline (Japan single B-side)
06. Magic Carpet Ride (Japan single B-side)
07. Shakes (Japan single B-side)
08. I Ccan’t Get It (BBC Friday Rock Show sessions)
09. Underwater World (BBC Friday Rock Show sessions)
10. Don’t You Ever Leave Me(BBC Friday Rock Show sessions)
11. Boulevard Of Broken Dreams(BBC Friday Rock Show sessions)
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