Frozen Ghost

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Sheriff finally signed with Capitol Records in 1983, four years after forming in Toronto. Though the band released only one album, a self-titled LP in 1983, their single "When I'm with You" reached number one six years after it was released. Vocalist Freddy Curci, guitarist Steve De Marchi, bassist Wolf Hassel, drummer Rob Elliott and keyboard player Arnold Lanni were pressured to re-form, but they declined since Lanni and Hassel had formed Frozen Ghost while Curci and De Marchi organized Alias.

Singer/guitarist Steve DeMarchi and lead vocalist Freddy Curci, both former members of the deceased Canadian band Sheriff, pulled together during the mid-'80s to write and record over four dozen demo songs. In 1988, guitarist Roger Fisher, bassist Steve Fossen, and drummer Michael Derosier, all former members of the hit group Heart, joined up with Curci and DeMarchi to form a new, short-lived rock band called Alias.

In 1990, Alias released its first album, a self-titled debut recorded under the Capitol Records label. The polished album went gold in the U.S. and platinum in Canada, while several tracks enjoyed radio airplay in both countries. The power ballad "More Than Words Can Say" proved to be the band's biggest hit, climbing to number two on the Billboard Hot 100 while also doing well in adult contemporary and mainstream rock formats. A tour followed (including a stint as the opening act for REO Speedwagon), but Alias fell apart not long after the album's release, with the former Heart musicians leaving en masse. Rumors of a reunion circulated for some time but never came to fruition.

Both bassist Wolf Hassel and vocalist/guitarist Arnold Lanni were members of Sheriff, the band whose 1983 single "When I'm with You" hit number one in 1989. Lanni and Hassel formed Frozen Ghost in 1985 with keyboard player Sammy D. Bartel and drummer John Bouvette; the band's self-titled debut album was released in 1987 on Warner Music Canada. A second album, Nice Place to Visit, appeared the following year, and Shake Your Spirit was issued in 1992.

Sheriff: The Résumés

01. Freddy Curci (Sheriff, Alias) lead vocals
02. Steve De Marchi (Sheriff, Alias) guitar
03. Wolf Hassel (Sheriff, Frozen Ghost) bass guitar
04. Arnold Lanni (Sheriff, Frozen Ghost) keyboards
05. Rob Elliott (Sheriff) drums

Alias: The Résumés

01. Freddy Curci (Sheriff, Alias) lead vocals
02. Steve De Marchi (Sheriff, Alias) guitar
03. Roger Fisher (Heart, Alias) guitar
04. Steve Fossen (Heart, Alias) bass guitar
05. Michael DeRosier (Heart, Alias) drums

Frozen Ghost: The Résumés

01. Arnold Lanni (Sheriff, Frozen Ghost) lead vocals; guitar
02. Wolf Hassel (Sheriff, Frozen Ghost) bass guitar
03. Sammy D. Bartel (Frozen Ghost) keyboards
04. John Bouvette (Frozen Ghost) drums

Posted by Roy on Monday, 10.24.11 @ 22:20pm


Should I See * Round And Round * Pauper In Paradise

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 10.25.11 @ 10:48am


Seeing Frozen Ghost in the RRHOF would make my "dream come true"

Posted by James Sinclair on Thursday, 09.28.17 @ 17:48pm


Seeing these guys make the Hall would confirm that I'm tripping hard on some bad acid.

Posted by Paul in KY on Friday, 09.29.17 @ 15:25pm


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