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AIRKRAFT
"In The Red"
Curb Records - 1991

Non conosco benissimo le vicende del quintetto americano, s solo che queto è il loro esordio discografico e che dopo di esso hanno pubblicato un'altro album che presenta le stesse coordinate stilistiche di questo "In The Red".

Apre il CD "Someday You'll Come Running", song molto nota al pubblico del rock adulto perché eseguita dagli FM in "Tough It Out" (con il titolo di "Someday") e da MARK FREE nel suo esordio come solista. Fresco e frizzante aor, suonato con perizia e interpretato con prefessionalità dalla voce del bravo Dave Saidon che si trova a suo agio sia in brano più veloci come nella stupenda "85 M.P.H." che in quelli più soft come nella dolce "Somewhere". Ultima cosa, nel disco troviamo l'illustre presenza di due grandi hit-men come Jack Ponti e Stan Bush, che penso siano per se ei validi motivi per andare alla ricerca di questo succolento platter.
Moreno Lissoni


From: Amy Lawrence (IP unknown) Date: February 9, 2001 at 19:39
This album should've gotten more play across the country than it did! "Somewhere" and "Say Goodbye" are great "feelings" songs, and "85 M.P.H." ROCKS!! If you like the sweet voice of famous bands like Styx and Journey, you'll LOVE Airkraft!


From: Clint Daniels (IP unknown) Date: March 20, 2001 at 10:57
This band rocks and they also have 2 other titles besides the ones listed here


From: C (IP unknown) Date: June 20, 2001 at 8:41
I Worked for these guys for a short time and all I can say is they are one of the best live bands to ever come out of the midwest.Wausau WI baby! By The way also check out Pete's(bass) new albums at http://artforpete.com/phippen.htm
From: BAMBAMRAPIDS (---.) Date: December 26, 2001 at 15:44


THIS BAND WAS IS ALWAYS WILL BE GREAT.NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LETS TAKE OFF LP,TAPE,CD
From: M. Allen (---.bur.adelphia.net) Date: April 9, 2002 at 5:43
A must-own masterpiece for any melodic hard rock fan, a great helping of big AOR hooks, catchy choruses, and generous backing vocals. Personally, I felt the band's debut lacked something, but whatever that "something" was, they found it for this sophomore effort and delivered a classic melodic hard rock album. Get into this AIRKRAFT...you'll be glad you took the ride.


From: Mike (---.dial.airstreamcomm.net) Date: May 14, 2002 at 21:53
I have seen this band in the Northwoods of Wisconsin in the early 80's. If someone has the song Alien Probe. Could you please send the song in MP3 format to chasab@pctcnet.net Thank You, Mike


From: oldyett (---.client.mchsi.com) Date: June 26, 2002 at 23:35
after the band split doug sat in with my band (dear mom) for a couple of nights at the waterfront in ottomwa iowa, played friends in low places and were not ever invited back again....thanks doug, you old slapper!!!!!!!!


From: David (---.vic.bigpond.net.au) Date: August 16, 2002 at 19:16
Reno, this album is an example of what I call over-board with keyboard. The guy has got an excellent voice but that's not enough for me.
From: Tony Benson (---.iowa.prairieinet.net) Date: November 1, 2002 at 13:06
Greetings All! Doug Dixon is currently playing with Standing Hampton, a high energy rock group out of Des Moines Iowa. Check it out at www.standinghampton.com. Thanks!


From: Carsten (---.groupz.net) Date: November 30, 2002 at 0:19
Another clear winner from the Midwestern boys! Not quite as great as their self-titled cd, but still extremely good and with what seems to be a more updated sound. BTW, the self-titled cd was not the band's first album. They had two more on vinyl in the 80's that are very rare. I have one of these ("Let's Take Off") and it's a lot more progressive than their later two efforts, but if you do find them...pick them up! They are both rare!


From: DrW (---.fuse.net) Date: January 22, 2003 at 12:32
Looking for mp3 of Alien Probe from 1983 Let's Take Off if anyone can hook me up please. Would like a port of the whole album if it is available somewhere. ccchiro@fuse.net


From: Timmy Ramone (---.) Date: April 13, 2003 at 11:14
These guys rule! Any word on them getting back together?


From: Jim Aho (---.as8.nwbl0.wi.voyager.net) Date: November 21, 2003 at 12:39
Let's take off? I have that album. As far as converting it, hmm, I'll try. Man, that requires a turntable wired to a computer and the ability to convert to mp3 format. Do you realize how insane that is? But, like I said, I'll give it my best shot. And I agree, Airkraft rocked when I saw them. Contact me for free personal copies if I can pull the conversion process off (that is IF): Jim Aho cosmothefish@yahoo.com


From: ROBERT (---.dialup.uni2.es) Date: December 23, 2003 at 14:01
Tiene muy buena pinta este disco, me pregunto como sonara la version del SOMEDAY!!
From: skranker (---.wic.up.net) Date: February 10, 2004 at 0:21


I SAW THESE GUYS AT A HIGH SCHOOL DANCE WHEN THEY WERE CALLED STILLROCK I THINK LAST SAW THEM AT BAREFOOT CHARLIES IN THE NORTHWOODS EVERYBODYS RIGHT THEY ROCK OUR BAND PYRAMID IS DOING A 20 YEAR REUNION THIS SUMMER IN IRON RIVER MICH MAYBE THEY COULD JOIN US A LOT OF FANS UP HERE REMEMBER AND THERE HUNGRY TO ROCK SRADLOFF@up.net


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From: Rycheage (---.si.rr.com) Date: March 9, 2004 at 0:22
The music is typical melodic rock, bordering on AOR. Everything you could expect in this genre of music is here. Comparisons to the likes of Journey and Shooting Star come easy, while the mix of guitars, keyboards and a heavily riffed rhythm section is just about right.


From: jessica96fish (---.cruncher.dialup.pol.co.uk) Date: March 15, 2004 at 16:24
just got this cd.wow...brilliant melodic hard rock.in the same top notch vain as rox diamond alias.go buy this one.
From: Peter Phippen (---.190.167.160.eau.wi.charter.com) Date: March 16, 2004 at 3:49
Wow, All these years later and I find this Please Check out my new musical direction at: www.peterphippen.com Wishing you all well, Peter Phippen....Thanks for the memories.


From: Mike (---.187.145.69.stc.mn.charter.com) Date: April 9, 2004 at 1:33
I lived in Ottumwa, Iowa for 3 years in the early 90's, Airkraft was the second best thing I took with me when I moved on--(the first being my wife!) I listened to In the Red constantly back then and still break it out once in a while. Highly recommended cd.
From: gener8tr (---.) Date: May 5, 2004 at 14:47


85 M.P.H. will take you right back to the summer of 1986. Enjoy!
From: Geoff (---.ponlnet.com) Date: May 24, 2004 at 22:15
Now this one is more like it! After the weak previous album this one has more balls and is a great melodic hard rock expedition. Outside writers aplenty in some of the tracks, but either way they're great songs. Much better than previous album and a great rockin' release.


From: TIM (2) (---.) Date: June 8, 2004 at 4:35
Preferable to the debut, but I'm still not enamoured by it. I'll take the first 2 tracks and the last 2 and skip all the others. Great keyboard sound, but only half the album is pure AOR, the other half is very standard hard-rock fare and far from memorable. A good release, but hardly essential.


From: Brent (---.) Date: June 20, 2004 at 0:29
I saw them play at a small bar called the Frog's Hop near Cadott, WI in the early/mid 1990's. It was honestly one of the best live shows I've seen. The place got packed and the band electrified the crowd that night. I bought this album the very next day (couldn't find any others), and still enjoy listening to it. 85 mph is one of my all-time favorite "crank it up" type of songs to play in the car. IMHO, the only reason they didn't make it bigger was timing. Grunge was emerging right then.
From: Gage A. Mikels (---.dsl.netins.net) Date: June 30, 2004 at 23:42


This band is freakin' awesome! I take keyboard lessons from the keyboardist Doug Dixon! They should have been bigger!
From: TOKIOBLADE (---.) Date: January 28, 2005 at 4:51
Gran cd cd aor,una de las que mas me gusta es 85 M.P.H aunque tiene muy buenos temas.Buen disco.tokioblade@hotmail.com
From: (---.) Date: January 28, 2005 at 4:52


de todos modos haber si os animais y se escriben mas comentaerios en castellano...
From: Rafo Phoenix (---.240.11.17.speedy.net.pe) Date: January 28, 2005 at 19:59
QUE GUSTO DA ESCUCHAR TREMENDOS ALBUMS COMO ESTE, PARA MI TODO UN CLASICO DENTRO DEL AOR, UN HARD-AOR EXTRAORDINARIO, QUE CANCIONES PARA PONERLAS A FULL VOLUMEN Y DISFRUTARLAS Heaven, 85 M.P.H Y Someday You'll Come Running (MIS FAVORITAS QUE CLASICASOS), Love Has No Mercy, Say Goodbye, Tonight, Oh No! ASI QUE MUCHACHOS SI NO TIENEN ESTA JOYA NO SE QUE ESPERAN, A CONSEGUIRLO Y A DISFRUTARLO. NO SE QUE TAL SERA EL ANTERIOR ALBUM PERO ESTE ES UNA JOYA. SALUDOS DESDE ICA-PERU


From: Rafo Phoenix (---.240.11.17.speedy.net.pe) Date: January 28, 2005 at 20:01
SALUDOS TOKIOBLADE A SEGUIR CON LA BUENA MUSICA.