Category: RARE ALBUMS

CHAIN (Doogie White) – Eros Of Love And Destruction [Japan only release]

Many of you requested some material from gifted Scottish vocalist Doogie White, so here’s the hard to find, only released in Japan sole album from short-lived band CHAIN. While finally released at the end of the Nineties, the CD titled “Eros Of Love And Destruction” was written & recorded in the very early 1990’s.
Doggie recorded a really good album with melodic hard rockers MIDNIGHT BLUE, and with the keyboardist of that band Jem Davis (also ex- TOBRUK, UFO), both joined Yorkshire guitarist Ashley Limer (ex- VANDAMNE and also KICK) for this new project; CHAIN.
The focus was put into a more groovy, classic hard rock direction with the late ’80s / early ’90s sound, and the result is some kind of mix between American-era WHITESNAKE, early Mr. BIG, THUNDER, etc.
While a couple of labels were interested at the time, most CHAIN members opted to join other acts and the recording shelved, until several years after due to Doogie White’s rising popularity in Asia, JVC Victor Co. finally released the CD…

AUTOMATIC FIRE (ex Silvertide) – Automatic Fire! + No Decoy (out of print)

In between SILVERTIDE and SINAI, in 2009 vocalist Walt Lafty and bassist Brian Weaver of Silvertide started a new band called AUTOMATIC FIRE with guitarist Evil Rob from the band Peppers Ghost alongside drummer Brian Kilian from the Dave Pittinger Band.
A band where it’s singer out right told a major record label executive that “He needs to listen and not write down notes. If you need a note pad for music then you’re not listening at all”, showcased Lafty’s big middle finger to the industry, and AUTOMATIC FIRE managed by themselves releasing their first EP “Automatic Fire!” in 2009.
In early 2010, AUTOMATIC FIRE released a second EP titled ”No Decoy”. The album featured a song titled “What Are You Made Of?”, which SILVERTIDE had performed at some of their final shows in 2008.
Musically more modern and aggressive than SILVERTIDE, both AUTOMATIC FIRE EP’s became cult collector’s pieces. This is modern rock, but intelligent guitar-driven modern rock with essence and melody.
Rare.

SINAI (ex Silvertide) – A Pinch Of Chaos (2012) rare album / out of print

Comprised of lead singer Walt Lafty, lead guitarist & bassist Nick Perri, and drummer Shane Rozum, SINAI formed in 2010 marking the professional reunion of Perri and Lafty after a nearly five-year hiatus from their previous, celebrated band, SILVERTIDE.
SINAI spent over a year writing and recording music, and in February 2012, announced a full length album was finally on the way. The record, entitled “A Pinch of Chaos“, was released on April 1 as a limited edition hard copy and then worldwide via digital download, but soon it was retired from iTunes, Amazon, etc, nor available at the band’s website.
As requested, here’s this rare, hard to find CD…

WINGER – Seventeen The Demos [300 hand numbered limited edition]

Here’s the requested, rare 300 hand-numbered limited edition red vinyl of WINGER ‘s “Seventeen The Demos“, released some time ago by Cleopatra Records, now a collectible and of course out of print. This is an official release, but there isn’t a regular cardboard cover with this, just a paper sleeve and a insert in a plastic sheet sleeve. Also included is a patch and a pin / button.
These excellent 16-track professional demos were released in other formats but sonically pretty brick-walled / saturated. However the mastering for this LP pressing is different, much better.
Musically, these are top notch melodic rock / AOR classics, original versions of ‘Can’t Get Enuff’, ‘Easy Come Easy Go’, ‘Seventeen’, ‘Headed for a Heartbreak’, etc.

TRACER – Screamer In The Night [recorded 1990 / remastered 2021]

Originally released in 1990 on cassette format only, now 2021 TRACER’s cult album ”Screamer In The Night” is being reissued remastered from best possible sources. TRACER first would begin to come together in 1985 when guitarist Kenny Carpenter put together a cover band called ACES WILD. Towards the end of the year the band were already writing their own material and changed their name to TRACER.
While this album was recorded 1990, the style & sound makes you think 1983: ”Screamer In The Night” mixes hard rockin’ stuff akin STEELER or LEATHERWOLF with Pomp / analog synth driven songs ala NEW ENGLAND, ANGEL, TOBRUK, etc.
In fact, only the title track – included into some ‘unsigned bands’ compilation albums back in the day – is quite hard rock / metal, the rest of the album is much more melodic and plenty of vintage synth runs…

MITCH PERRY (Badd Boyz) – Better Late Than Never (1998) [rare albums]

Between stints playing with such legends as Michael Schenker and Billy Sheehan, guitarist MITCH PERRY was involved with two bands that never got a fair chance to fulfill their potential: 7% SOLUTION and BADD BOYZ.
These recordings were finally released on this album titled “Better Late Than Never“, now out of print with copies being sold for over U$D 250. Here we can listen to these lost songs and guess what might have been had fate decided differently.
7% SOLUTION has lead vocals from Ralph Saenz (L.A. Guns) and drums by Paul Monroe (XYZ) while BADD BOYZ features ex Rough Cutt Paul Shortino, and joining Perry on both recordings there’s bass player Sean Mcnabb (Great White, Dokken).
Musically it’s a mix ’80s glam metal with melodic hard rock, catchy, hooky, plenty of quality songwriting and performances. A really good shot from the unrepeatable Eighties L.A. scene…

BADD BOYZ (Paul Shortino) – Badd Boyz [Japan only release] (1993) Rare Albums

As requested, here’s the quite unknown band BADD BOYZ and their sole self-titled album only released in Japan. Badd Boyz was a late ’80s project of Paul Shortino and bass player Sean McNabb formed when they leave Quiet Riot. The line up was completed by other talented musicians namely Mitch Perry (MSG, Talas, Steeler, Heaven), Michael Guy (Shark Island, House of Lords) and Rich Carlton.
Managed by Wendy Dio, the band had a deal with Pasha Records, but Murphy’s Law prevailed and the band broke up.
Most of the songs here were recorded 1989, others completed later by Shortino with different musicians and after an arrangement with a Japanese label, only released there in 1993.
This is a forgotten little gem plenty of huge rockin’ hooks, killer choruses, and gang backing vocals. Shortino sounds particularly good on this album, perhaps one of his best and unknown performances.

ZODIAC MINDWARP AND THE LOVE REACTION – The Friday Rock Show Sessions Live At Reading ’87 [rare CD]

Recorded at the now legendary Reading Festival by the BBC for their Friday Rock Show, this is the rare CD release of ZODIAC MINDWARP AND THE LOVE REACTION one and only live album “The Friday Rock Show Sessions Live At Reading ’87“.
On this 30th August 1987 show, Zodiac Mindwarp shared the stage with the likes of Lizzy Borden and others, but they were headliners. This makes clear how popular Zodiac was at the time in Great Britain.
Performing live ZODIAC MINDWARP AND THE LOVE REACTION were a wild 5-piece, with a sharp twin-guitar attack and a punchy raw sound.
Kick ass rock n’ roll and a collectible.

THE THROBS – Proud To Be Loud [1st album 1986 / 0dayrox vinyl rip]

With the Rock Candy remaster of THE THROBS‘ major label album featured here, some of you asked for the band’s first record “Proud To Be Loud“, appeared in 1986.
Now very rare, this was a limited 500 copies – vinyl only – press via Precision Records. This was the time when the band rocked in their native Canada before moving to USA.
Musically, they were much more raw, with a glam punky sleazy sound which was instantly adored by headbangers for their adrenaline charged, wasted tunes like “Nuclear Attack”, “I Do What I Want” and “Here Comes The Night”.
Almost impossible to find vinyl, ripped by the 0dayrox team.
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ONE WAY STREET – Dangerous Curves (1993) [rare]

As requested, here’s the rare private release by American melodic rockers ONE WAY STREET, their only album titled ”Dangerous Curves” from 1993. The band was conceived in the second half of the ’80s as a ‘high energy rock band” that performed covers with an original flair.
Although through the years the band had many personnel changes, it’s core, singer Mike Wallace and drummer Keith Hanson, remained focused and determined to make it big. The latter part of 1991 saw their persistence pay off with the addition of Bob Toner. Bob’s rock steady guitar licks brought solidity to One Way Street’s rhythm section as well as a melodic addition to Mike’s vocals.
Midway through 1993 the band recorded by themselves “Dangerous Curves” with fine production & mix, looking for a record label and plans to establish in California.
While that never happened as the rock music industry was changing at the time, One Way Street real focus was on the live shows and what they can do with, and for, the audience, by capitalizing on their strengths; powerful melodic vocals, moving rhythms, cool hooks and tasteful leads…

CAROUSEL – Round & Round (unreleased)

As requested, here’s the rare material from Austin, Texas based act CAROUSEL which operated between 1988 – 1994. This is the cassette-only album the band released in 1992, with quite good sound quality.
Style-wise CAROUSEL were classic melodic hard rock similar to HAREM SCAREM, GARRISON, DOKKEN, etc, with strong songwriting, catchy melodies and very good musicianship.
Despite opening for national acts such as TRIXTER, SAIGON KICK, PAT TRAVERS (to name a few), being featured at Metal Edge’s “Rock on the Rise”, and some labels showed interest, CAROUSEL didn’t secured a recording contract as the musical climate in America was already changing…

DAN HILL – Love In The Shadows [rare only CD version made in Japan] (1984)

Alongside the requested new DAN HILL album, you asked for his 1984 album “Love In The Shadows“. This is Hill’s most ‘AOR’ sounding album, never released in America due some legal troubles. And we have the only CD pressing ever appeared, this German release but the disc manufactured in Japan.
Renowned singer-songwriter Daniel Hill born in Ontario, Canada, of US parents. Throughout his career has won a Grammy, five Canadian Junos, five SOCAN Awards for outstanding radio airplay, six ASCAP Awards and one BMI Award for airplay in the USA.
As solo artist is mostly known by smooth L.A WestCoast hits, but around 1983 he couldn’t resist the sound that was ruling the airwaves: “Love In The Shadows” is his more AOR, ‘hip’ album to date, with that classy keyboards, reverb drums and pristine production sound…

GIUFFRIA – III ‘Pleasure Palace’ (the Unreleased third album) + extras

If there was a band epitomizing the AOR / Melodic Rock keyboard-driven style & sound in America, that was GIUFFRIA without a doubt. Founded by ex-Angel keyboardist Gregg Giuffria, the group released two celebrated albums between 1984-86.
In 1987 the Giuffria recorded pre-production tracks for a third album tentatively named Pleasure Palace that never was. This compilation feature most of these recordings, some of them later appeared in Giuffria vocalist David Glen Eisley’s solo release called The Lost Tapes, others remain officially unreleased.
As extras we have the three songs composed & recorded by Giuffria for the movie ”Gotcha!”, plus a nice Giuffria live recording (good soundboard quality) taped in 1985…

VIXEN – Rare Vixen ; The B-sides, Outtakes, Soundtrack & Unreleased [0dayrox exclusive]

As requested, here’s our own compilation, rips and audio fix of VIXEN rarities ; “Rare Vixen ; The B-sides, Outtakes, Soundtrack & Unreleased“.
This 0dayrox compilation includes 7” versions, B-sides, 12” official Extended Versions, studio outtakes, and some little gems; the songs the then unknown Vixen recorded for the ‘Hardbodies’ movie soundtrack (1984), ripped from VHS with very good audio quality – the song ‘Runnin” is just awesome.
0dayrox always give you more… great collector’s stuff.
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JOE LYNN TURNER – The Japanese maxi-singles [out of print non album tracks]

After featuring here some JOE LYNN TURNER rare album editions, it was requested as well the rare CD-singles he released in Japan as solo artist. These are 1999’s ‘Waiting For A Girl Like You‘, 2001’s ‘Challenge Them All‘, and 2006’s ‘The One‘, all including exclusive songs.
For his ‘Under Cover 2’ – an album of covers of classic songs – Turner’s Japanese label released as single Joe’s version of Foreigner’s hit ‘Waiting For A Girl Like You’. The CDs includes two ‘B-sides’ never appeared into any other album at the moment, featuring talented Al Pitrelli and Tony Bruno (Danger Danger, Saraya) on guitars.
‘Challenge Them All’ was in fact a song recorded for a Japanese commercial, promoting…