Category: ORION THE HUNTER

BARRY GOUDREAU’s ENGINE ROOM – The Road (2021)

Just about five years since formed, BARRY GOUDREAU’s ENGINE ROOM continues to operate at maximum efficiency, and that is quite apparent listening to the band’s awesome second album “The Road“.
Former BOSTON / ORION THE HUNTER / RTZ guitarist Barry Goudreau has glued a tremendous Classic Rock band including experienced musicians like himself, and a new blood of young, talented players.
The new album title pays homage to the ‘The Road’ as BARRY GOUDREAU’s ENGINE ROOM have been touring all over America before the pandemic.
The band has the same line up since formed, including Barry’s RTZ bandmates Brian Maes (lead vocals & keyboards) and Tim Archibald (bass), plus drummer Tony Depietro and three great female vocalists, whom also perform some leads.
All that time together on the road resulted in a palpable chemistry for the group, and “The Road” sounds cohesive and strong, with Goudreau dropping some terrific solos…

BARRY GOUDREAU’s ENGINE ROOM – Full Steam Ahead (2017)

Barry Goudreau returns to top form with his latest project Engine Room. His creativity and his manner of expressing it come across in fully realized, three dimensional songs combining of course the classic Boston atmospheres, rockin’ blues and some of the melodic, AOR feel of his former projects Orion The Hunter and RTZ.
Somebody must have added a turbo shot to Goudreau’s coffee because this lead guitar man plays here like a streaking meteorite that’s never coming down.
Opening track ‘Need’ is killer rocker with a rushing, urgent energy in its full throttle guitar phrase, its relentless groove, and in its smooth soaring vocals. Feeling lofty and airborne and racing at full speed, ‘Need’ weaves a robust sound out of thin air.
Crunchy, bluesy guitar work from Goudreau…

RTZ – Return To Zero [Rock Candy remastered] (2016)

RTZ – Return To Zero [Rock Candy remastered] (2016)

     the REAL one Now it’s time to feature here one of my favorite albums from the last twenty-five years; RTZ “Return To Zero“, brilliantly remastered by Rock Candy Records. This record, simply put, it’s a Melodic Rock Heaven. There is no question that Boston, the band, pretty much re-wrote the rule book when it came to defining the sound...

BARRY GOUDREAU – Barry Goudreau [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded]

BARRY GOUDREAU – Barry Goudreau [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded]

After the recent post about the excellent Orion The Hunter album featuring ex-Boston BARRY GOUDREAU, one of you asked for his self-titled solo album “Barry Goudreau” remastered by Rock Candy. There’s no getting away from the fact that the debut Boston album was one of the greatest, and of course most successful, recordings in the history of rock music. It...

ORION THE HUNTER – ST [Rock Candy remastered & reloaded]

Considered one of the greatest first half of the Eighties AOR albums, ORION THE HUNTER self-titled album received the Rock Candy Records superb 24-bit remastering from original source tapes, something this classic largely deserved. Boston debut album album is not only regarded as one of the greatest rock albums of all time but it is also one of the biggest...