LESSDRESS’ 1989 ‘DUMBLONDES’ CD TO GET REISSUED:
May 8, 2008
Suncity Records are very proud to announce yet another great signing. This time we have landed in Poland, of all places. Our new signing is a band called Lessdress and they have to be heard to be believed!
Some die hard collectors of Melodic Rock outside of Poland may have heard of these guys before due to their mega rare 1993 release entitled “Sex Industry”. Sex Industry fetches up to $US250 when it’s rarely seen on Ebay and if you think that album is good, just wait to hear what Suncity Records will be releasing!!
Now I know what you’re thinking and I’d be thinking the exact same thing. Poland isn’t known for its top quality Melodic Rock bands and also the first thing I think of when I hear about a European band is – I hope the singer’s accent isn’t too over the top! The answer to the question is absolutely NOT!! You would swear black ‘n’ blue that the singer “Pawel Nowakowski” picked up his accent and attitude straight outta the streets of Hollywood, CA. All songs are of course sung in English too.
The album that Suncity Records will be releasing is Lessdress’ mega rare (even in their home country) previously cassette only debut from 1989 “Dumblondes”. Of course, being a Suncity product you can expect the music has been fully digitally re-mastered and taken straight from the original master tapes, which I may add sound out of this world!! The production on this album is second to none. Not many Hard Rock releases can boost about having better production than this in 1989. Believe me when I say, there are not enough good things I can say about the album. To this day, the Dumblondes cassette still attracts in excess of $US150 on eBay so you get an idea of what the collectors think of it.
I had searched high and low for these guys over the last 3-4 years now and due to the language barrier and a few other things, it has been extremely difficult. I was beginning to think it was never going to happen. But I just couldn’t go to my grave knowing that the fans would never have the chance to own this superb album on CD. I guess albums like these are what drives me to keep Suncity Records on top of the pile.
Lessdress are every bit as good as the greats of the scene. When I’m cranking the album I think of the glory days of Skid Row, Slash Puppet, Wildside, Dirty Rhythm, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Shotgun Messiah, Nasty Idols, Slam St. Joan, Barely Legal, Roxx Gang, Bang Gang, Sweet Cheater, Dirty Penny, Swedish Erotica, Smash L.A., Spoyld, Southgang and the Canadian band Jester. I have absolutely no doubt that if Lessdress were in the States back in the Hard Rock boom time, they would have been signed to a major label. They would have blown most of the Sleaze/Glam bands on the strip out of the water.
With every spin, Dumblondes is quickly becoming one of my favorite hard rock albums ever!! Like Firehouse’s self first two albums, like Skid Row’s first two albums, Dumblondes is very, very hard to fault. Basically if you love booming backing vocals, blistering guitars, an L.A. attitude, masterful song writing, catchy rockin’ radio friendly chorus’ and stellar production, this album will go down as one of your favorites too. I will be very interested in hearing how some of the reviews pan out.
Lessdress – Sweet Venice
Once I get going, I tend to bang on and on so let cut to the chase for what you’ve been waiting for – picture yourself driving your convertible on a ripping summer’s day back in 1989, you have the radio cranked to 11 and this tune comes on, it’s a song called “Sweet Venice” and it will be on the upcoming Suncity Records release by Lessdress. I hope you enjoy!!
Courtesy of www.suncityrecords.com