SADLY, TKO’s INITIAL momentum was quickly squashed when their label, Infinity Records, made a disastrous financial blunder by signing Pope John Paul II, with a non recoupable $6 million dollar advance. It was an investment that forced the collapse of the label, leaving TKO cast adrift trying to pick up the pieces in a world that was always looking for new fresh talent rather than rescuing those who were left floundering in shallow water.
So TKO, needed to reinvent there selves, in a way that didn’t evoke the tired formulaic arena rock of the past. In this respect, the band, now led by Brad Sinsel, set about not only reconstructing their line up but also a new sound. This time around they honed in on raw hard rock, crafting a sound that had more in common with European tastes than American acts. Enlisting musicians that included guitarist Adam ‘Bomb’ Brenner and signing a production deal with producer Rick Keefer, the band flew to Hawaii and recorded ‘In Your Face’, arguably one of the best American hard rock records of the era.
Despite the quality of their material, getting a deal proved problematic, resulting in the band splintering, to be brought back into existence by Sinsel when Combat Records eventually offered a contract. Ahead of its time, the riffs and aggression were raw, hard and unrelenting. In fact, the record was hailed as a minor masterpiece influencing much of the US hard rock scene for years to come.
SPECIAL DELUXE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, FULLY REMASTERED SOUND, 10 REMIXED BONUS TRACKS, 12 PAGE FULL COLOUR BOOKLET, 3,500 WORD ESSAY ABOUT THE MAKING OF THE ALBUM, NEW INTERVIEW WITH BRAD SINSEL, ENHANCED ARTWORK AND PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN PHOTOS.
TRACK LISTING: 1. I WANNA FIGHT 2. RUN OUT OF TOWN 3. GIVE INTO THE NIGHT 4. END OF THE LINE 5. WORKING GIRL 6. ALL I WANT TO DO 7. DON’T GIVE IT AWAY 8. I CAN DO WITHOUT YOU 9. SO THIS IS ROCK N ROLL 10. DANGER CITY REMIXED BONUS TRACKS: 11. I WANNA FIGHT 12. RUN OUT OF TOWN 13. GIVE INTO THE NIGHT 14. END OF THE LINE 15. WORKING GIRL 16. ALL I WANT TO DO 17. DON'T GIVE IT AWAY 18. I CAN DO WITHOUT YOU 19. SO THIS IS ROCK AND ROLL 20. DANGER CITY