Wednesday, October 11, 2006

THEIR GARMENTS WERE VERY FINE, BUT SALES WERE NOT: DD hard rock consumer guide -- still more Angel appreciation

Discovered by Gene Simmons in 1975, Angel was scripted to be the white to Kiss’ black. Coming out of the Washington, D.C., club scene, dressed in heavenly white vestments, the band looked absurdly delicate. Angel’s ’75 debut was a grandiose, murky mix of metal, Keith Emerson keyboards, and singer Frank Dimino chirping Dungeons and Dragons lyrics. If you were around then, you might have thought Casablanca Records had another hit arena band on its hands. People were hopelessly optimistic that way . . .

Read the entire review at the Baltimore City Paper, here.


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