Michael Monroe: Another Night In The Sun/Live In Helsinki

Hanoi Rocks legend with Ginger and friends.

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In the early 80s, during Hanoi Rocks’ brief reign as the most exciting

Thirty years on, Monroe’s face tells the story of his life as a true rock‘n’roll survivor. And on this new live album he exudes absolute conviction and the ageless energy of Iggy Pop.

Recorded in July 2010 it sees Monroe backed by ex-Hanoi bassist Sami Yaffa, drummer Karl Rosqvist (Danzig) and two guitarists: Steve Conte (New York Dolls) and Wildhearts mainman Ginger.

The set mixes Hanoi classics, vintage punk covers, highlights from Monroe’s post-Hanoi career, and even the previously unreleased You’re Next (pure aggro) and Motorheaded For A Fall (as gonzoid as its title suggests). And with no overdubs (Monroe describes the sound as “rough and ready-or-not”) this is live rock’n’roll at its most authentic.

Paul Elliott

Freelance writer for Classic Rock since 2005, Paul Elliott has worked for leading music titles since 1985, including Sounds, Kerrang!, MOJO and Q. He is the author of several books including the first biography of Guns N’ Roses and the autobiography of bodyguard-to-the-stars Danny Francis. He has written liner notes for classic album reissues by artists such as Def Leppard, Thin Lizzy and Kiss, and currently works as content editor for Total Guitar. He lives in Bath - of which David Coverdale recently said: “How very Roman of you!”