Impellitteri – The Nature of the Beast

Like so many other rockers, I was total sucker for guitar heroes back in the 80’s. It was a decade when Yngwie Malmsteen still knew how to write a decent song and record listenable records. The guy was an influence on so many guitarists back then and guys like Vinnie Moore and Tony MacAlpine were obviously influenced by him on their first records. There was also Chris Impellitteri. When it came to borrowing – yes let’s use that word to be kind – from Malmsteen, Impellitteri was in a league of his own. His band’s debut album came out in 1988 and was called Stand In Line and featured singer Graham Bonnet (The Marbles, Rainbow, MSG, Alcatrazz), bass player Chuck Wright (Quiet Riot, House Of Lords) and drummer Pat Torpey (Mr Big) and I bought it, of course. Anything Malmsteen related back then was worth purchasing for me.

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