Re: One of my early guitar heroes - Rik Emmett
His playing on Thunder 7 was outstanding.
Little Boy Blues is one of my favorite songs.
They just followed it up with an extremely commercial release and I think the fans were taken aback by it.
I know I was.
They had built a loyal core following like Rush.
Can't really fault them for the direction, everyone was doing it from Yes, Rush, Aerosmith ! Zebra and those early 80's hard rock bands.
Listening to them today , they are good releases, but at the time it was just watered down.