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Don Barnes - Ride The Storm album review

The best Melodic Rock you can get this month

Cover art fro Don Barnes - Ride The Storm album

Aren’t ‘shelved’ albums meant to suck? Featuring Giant’s Dann Huff and Alan Pasqua, plus the Porcaro brothers and Denny Carmassi, among others, the breezy AOR of Ride may have gathered dust for two decades due to what .38 Special frontman Barnes calls “a series of disappointing twists and turns”, yet it still sounds like it was recorded last week.

Dave Ling was a co-founder of Classic Rock magazine. His words have appeared in a variety of music publications, including RAW, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Prog, Rock Candy, Fireworks and Sounds. Dave’s life was shaped in 1974 through the purchase of a copy of Sweet’s album ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’, along with early gig experiences from Status Quo, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Yes and Queen. As a lifelong season ticket holder of Crystal Palace FC, he is completely incapable of uttering the word ‘Br***ton’.