The Greatest Rock And Roll Band You Never Heard Of (Paperback)
The 1980's were a unique period in Rock and Roll history shaped by some of the greatest names in the Hard Rock/AOR genre including the likes of Whitesnake, Journey, Survivor and Warrant. These bands are some of many that signed multi album deals, made millions marketing multi-platinum albums, charted many top 40 staple hits, toured the world to large audiences and sold endless amounts of merchandise. For every musician and every member in a prototypical "garage band" they all work their way through the local bar and club scene, paying their dues so that one day they could land their next big opportunity. There are many fantastic and seemingly unknown bands that invested significant (if not more) amount of time, money and effort into a career that resulted in very little residual success, recognition or acclaim. What is most profound is that one exceptional band and album based on their stellar production, writing and musicianship; should have became that name we all know today.
In the book The Greatest Rock And Roll Band You Never Heard Of author Marcus Mason divulges into the unknown and curious tale of the Philadelphia based hard rock band "Hit The Ground Runnin'". From working in the local Philadelphia and New Jersey bar and club scene; playing along side some of the biggest and once (local) artists like Cinderella and Britny Fox, to becoming a regular on the hit TV show Dance Party USA, this band at many points in time was destined to make their next big move. If it was deciding their management deal on a "flip of a coin", signing (not one) but two major record deals, encompassing on a national tour of Canada and being wedged in a payola scandal, this band had one wild story to tell. With interviews with all former and current band members to producers, managers, and stage hands it becomes undeniably clear that this band was destined for Rock and Roll stardom that should have happened.
This musical biography would interest any curious minded hard rock / AOR music enthusiast that has a love for all things music and is looking for a unique rock and roll story that stands alone across the many books within the genre.