Published on May 18th, 2017 | by Justin G.
EXCLUSIVE: New Audio Track – “I Can’t Let Go” – from Upcoming BUGZY Reissue on Divebomb Records
WIMPS AND POSERS EXCLUSIVE
The reissue specialists at the Divebomb Records label have shared with us a new track from their upcoming reissue Bugzy: Plan B. Who is Bugzy, you may ask? Probably the best AOR band you’ve never heard of. You can read the bio below, but one click lets the music do the talking, and that should be enough to get fans of classic AOR and melodic rock excited.
The roots of BUGZY date back to late-1983, when 19-year-old guitarist/vocalist William “Bugsy” Boyer, keyboard player Franki Gorgo, and drummer Bob Kimmel crossed paths as members of a full-time, internationally touring cover band called Pentagon. By 1985, Bob and Franki had struck out to create their own original material in an attempt to sell songs to a major artist or publishing company. Initially still a member of Pentagon, Bugsy would join their sessions whenever his schedule allowed, but by 1988 the three had officially joined forces and fleshed out a lineup to begin performing live—”BUGZY” being the simple result of needing a name for their first gig.
Within a year, a short-lived production deal with producer Tony Bongiovi led the group to record a few tracks in New York City’s historic Power Station studio; and in 1990, a production/management deal with L.A. record producer John Ryan (Santana, etc.) resulted in three years of nonstop work on new material with an assortment of session musicians. Into the mid-’90s, with the help of hit record producer Chris Lord-Alge, BUGZY was courted by no less than three major labels—RCA, Polygram, and EMI—but the trio’s decade of hard work would shockingly fail to yield the release of one single piece of music…
…until now! 20+ years later, Divebomb Records is proud to shed light on BUGZY‘s Plan B: 17 tracks of spectacularly catchy AOR/hard rock culled from the band’s extensive personal archives, and graciously rescued from permanent obscurity. Sure to delight diehard fans of heavy-hitters such as Bad English, Night Ranger, Survivor and The Hooters; the collection also boasts an all-new 20 page booklet featuring band interview covering the ins and outs behind this prolific songwriting team. For the fans, by the fans!
You can pre-order Plan B at http://divebombrecords.bigcartel.com/product/bugzy-plan-b-bootcamp-series-31.