Category: SHORTINO

KING KOBRA – King Kobra [Deluxe Edition +2] (2021) *0dayrox Exclusive*

Deko Entertainment team up with Carmine Appice to release digital deluxe editions of two KING KOBRA albums, ‘Sweden Rock Live (Deluxe Edition)’, and this reissue of the band’s 2011 comeback self-titled album originally appeared via Frontiers Music.
King Kobra [Deluxe Edition +2]” includes two studio bonus tracks, one of them written & recorded as a tribute to the great Ronnie James Dio.
For this album the band were back with the classic line-up, except Marcie Free, replaced by ex Rough Cutt & Quiet Riot Paul Shortino. Like fine wine, King Kobra has matured with age, delivering strong songs and a potent production sound. Listeners will be treated to what they would expect from classic KK – memorable crunchy guitar riffs, tight harmonies and awesome vocals…

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.

PAUL SHORTINO / JK NORTHRUP – Back On Track [Digitally Remastered +4 Bonus Tracks]

As requested, here’s the hard to find ‘10th Anniversary remastered reissue‘ of PAUL SHORTINO / JK NORTHRUP collaboration album “Back On Track“, featuring new artwork and 4 new tracks exclusive to this Shire Records release.
When he was fronting Rough Cutt in ’80s, Paul Shortino made so many friends. So for this recording he’s got help  from members of Great White, King Kobra, Dokken and several other bands, and with his friend Jeff “JK” Northrup put together this excellent record in the early Nineties, with all the feeling & sound from the 1990-92 American hard rock scene.
While rather hard to find – at least a used copy – as it is on a very small label, this diamond in the rough is well worth tracking down if you are a fan of any of Shortino’s work – past or present – and the first albums of House Of Lords, 21 Guns, Hurricane, etc.