TAUPIER SIGN WITH SUNCITY RECORDS:
July 9, 2008
Just when you thought you’ve heard it all, along comes a band that really knocks you on your arse!! Please welcome to the Suncity Records roster, our latest signing – Taupier.
Pronounced (toe-pierre), Taupier were undoubtedly Boston’s best-kept secret of the Hard Rock/Hair Band glory days. Kept on ice for over 15 years, Taupier finally unveils to the world Volume I of the greatest Hard Rock tunes that were never heard – That Was Then…!!
Was it that the world wasn’t ready for this slickly produced guitar riddled foursome from Boston?, or was it a diabolical scheme plotted by a bunch of flannel wearing dudes from the northwest to prevent Taupier from stealing the thunder of the movement they were soon to unleash? We may never know.
This could very well be Hard Rock Band/Album of 2008 because this is quite simply the strongest material I’ve heard in many, many years. The first thing I thought of when hearing these tunes for the first time was – WOW!! where were these guys back in the late 80’s? All the talent, attitude & looks in the world didn’t guarantee you getting signed back then, it came a lot down to good luck and perfect timing.
These never before released on CD 14 tracks feature the racially euphoric Brotherland, the sensually funky Erotic Ball, the shoulda been a smash hit ballad Ghost Of A Lonely Heart (which will rank highly in ballad of the year) and the song that started it all, Change Your Mind.
This debut CD appropriately named “That Was Then…” is only the tip of the iceberg of vaulted material that put Taupier on the Boston Music Scene map back in the late ’80’s and early ’90’s. Stay tuned for more “in your face” guitar driven rock ‘n’ roll from Taupier and Suncity Records in the near future.
Now, lets get down to the nitty gritty. Click on the below link and take a listen to the first track unveiled from the vault entitled “Brotherland”. Combine stellar production with influences from some of the greats – Lynch Mob, Extreme, Babylon A.D. and Lillian Axe and you will get Taupier. “Brotherland” will be the opening track off the soon to be released Taupier album “That Was Then…”.
Taupier – Brotherland (sound sample)
Stay tuned for another update in a week when we unveil the artwork for Taupier’s That Was Then… as well as hopefully another 1-2 great new signings. All that plus a solid release date for both Taupier and Road Ratt’s upcoming albums.
Courtesy of www.suncityrecords.com