There will be an upcoming interview to be posted here with Clifford Hoad from Kings Of The Sun.
Australia's most successful export band of all time.
Until the review is posted, you can check the guys out here.
Location: Queensland, AU
Website: Official Kings of the Sun
Type of Label: The Rich And Famous
Discography - Kings Of The Sun
Daddy Was A Hobo Man - 2011 - The Rich And Famous
Stand Back.. Prepare To Be Amazed - 2007 - The Rich And Famous
Like A Superstar - 2006 - The Rich And Famous
The Rich And Famous - 2003 - The Rich And Famous
Airborn Love Spirits - 2003 - The Rich And Famous
Ressurection - Mushroom - 1993
Full Frontal Attack - RCA - 1990
Kings Of The Sun self titled - RCA - 1988
Clifford Hoad - originally started The Young Lions in 1981 with his brother Jeff and Bob Spencer (ex Finch & Skyhooks).
The band went on to become 'The Kings Of The Sun' which became one of the most talked about, and loved, hard rock acts Australia has ever produced internationally.
The band signed to Mushroom Records with their first release "Bottom Of My Heart" which enjoyed chart success, music clip and an appearance on countdown in 1986.
On the strength of their exciting live act, Kings Of The Sun were signed to RCA Records, New York by Simon Lowe for 4yrs in 1987 making their classic debut 1st LP self titled Kings Of The Sun produced by Eddie Kramer (Hendrix, Zepplin & Kiss). Included were the singles and videos, 'Serpertine and Black Leather' (which was banned on MTV for being too risque).
Strong chart success, a USA tour followed by a European tour with KISS in 1989, strengthened their profile and secured their place amongst the rock and roll heavy weights.
Living in Malibu Beach California, the Hoad brothers Cliff and Jeff set out to write their 2nd L.P in 1990, Full Frontal Attack.
2nd L.P, Cliff say's is their finest!, boasted 2 singles.
1st 'Drop the Gun' , a rock n roll classic held position in the charts for 6 weeks teetering on the edge as RCA Records closed their doors in a corporate take over by BMG Records.
2nd 'Lock Me Up', Bad timing still didn't dim their blazing light as U.S and Australian tours followed. Strong enough to be granted a 3rd LP from BMG Records, New York.
Ressurection, their 3rd L.P, their final statement. An excellent and now hard to find CD was never released in the U.S.A. They returned to Australia in late 1993 and released a single and video 'Road To Nowhere' and a 2nd single 'Trapped Inside Your Heart'.
Australian tour with Jimmy Barnes in 1996.
Cliff and Jeff recorded 4th LP unreleased!
Toured with Sammy Hagar in Australia, in 2000, for the KINGS final hurrah.
Exhaustion and recovering from a near fatal car accident in 1999 caused Cliff a long needed lay off until 2002.
Enter, The Rich And Famous, collabrating with brother Jeffrey Hoad, they produced 3 cd's, all great, and uplifting, rock n roll contributions, adding to their already full bag of tricks and musical history.
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