December 5, 2004

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Artist: Leyden Zar




Serge Gratton (drums)
Paul Grondin (lead vocals, bass)
Pascal Mailloux (vocals; keyboards)
Jacques Noel (rhythm guitar)
Brian Wilson (lead guitar)
Eddie Stevens (guitar; replaced Wilson)

Quebec quintet was formed in 1976 as backing band for singer Robert Leroux. Eventually the line-up of Grondin, Gratton, Mailloux, Noel and Wilson went off on their own to work on original material. Their debut album was released to minimal fanfare and a line-up change ensued.

Their second album, 'Leyden Zar', was produced by Walter Rossi and was fronted by by Mailloux had to do double vocal duty to make up for the loss of former vocalist Grondin. Guitar came courtesy of Stevens who replaced Scotsman Brian Wilson.


Singles
1981 Back Street Girl/Danger Zone (A & M) AM-526
1981 Money Talks Loud!/Mirrors (A & M) AM-537
1985 It's Alright (LP Version)/It's Alright (Video Mix) (CBS) 7MAG-702
1985 I Wanna Be Lovin' You (Remix)/I Want You Back (Epic/CBS) 7MAG-703

Albums
1981 Leyden Zar (A & M) SP-4860
1985 Leyden Zar (Epic/CBS) AGE-2001

Video
1985 It's Alright

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