Bastards Of Beale 5/3/19


Tora Tora (today's Video Of The Day) was signed by Frontiers in 2018 to record their first all new studio album in almost a quarter of a century, with the resulting ‘Bastards Of Beale’, released last month, bringing back the magic of their Blues-rooted Hard Rock sound that gained them such a loyal following in the first place. Formed in Memphis in the late 80’s, their 1989 debut album ‘Surprise Attack’ (A&M) charted in the Billboard Top 50, with a non-album single entitled ‘Dancing With A Gypsy’ appearing on the soundtrack to the hit movie ‘Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ that same year. A follow-up album, ‘Wild America’, was released in 1992, but their third record was shelved in 1994 as the musical climate shifted. The band went on a lengthy hiatus before reuniting in 2008, initially to celebrate the 20th anniversary of signingtheir record deal, then subsequently releasing three albums of archive material. Always a far cry from their more polished peers and more spiritually connected to Blue Collar Hard Rock, the return of Tora Tora seamlessly picks up where they left off all those years ago.