Underground (Graham Bonnet album)

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Underground
Underground Cover.jpg
Studio album by Graham Bonnet
Released 21 August 1997
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length40:34
Label JVC Victor
Producer Pat Regan, Kevin Valentine & Danny Johnson
Graham Bonnet chronology
Here Comes the Night
(1991) Here Comes the Night1991
Underground
(1997)
The Day I Went Mad
(1999) The Day I Went Mad1999
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Underground is the fifth solo album by English rock singer Graham Bonnet, originally released in 1997. Underground reunites Bonnet with guitarist Danny Johnson, who previously performed with Bonnet in Alcatrazz. "Lost in Hollywood" is a re-recording of a song Bonnet recorded during his tenure with Rainbow.

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Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.

Graham Bonnet English vocalist and songwriter

Graham Bonnet is an English rock singer and songwriter. He has recorded and performed as a solo artist and as a member of several hard rock and heavy metal bands including Rainbow, the Michael Schenker Group, Alcatrazz, and Impellitteri. Bonnet's style is described as being a cross between James Dean and Don Johnson in Miami Vice. He is also known for his powerful singing voice but is capable of also singing soft melodies. His singing has been noted as 'very loud' by both his contemporaries and himself, and he claims to be a self-taught singer with 'no discipline for lessons'.

Track listing

  1. "Underground" (Jo Eime, Danny Johnson, Pat Regan, Kevin Valentine) – 4:13
  2. "Whiplash" – 3:35 (Eime, Johnson)
  3. "Breakaway" (Eime) – 3:31
  4. "Movin' On" (Eime) – 3:30
  5. "The Strange" (Eime, Johnson, Regan) – 5:23
  6. "Sail On" (Johnson) – 4:51
  7. "The Wind Cries Mary" (Jimi Hendrix) – 3:16
  8. "Cajun Pink" (Eime, Johnson, Valentine) – 4:23
  9. "Winter Skin" (Eime, Johnson) – 4:18
  10. "Lost in Hollywood" (Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Cozy Powell) – 4:54

Personnel

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