Man Raze, a newly formed rock outfit featuring Phil Collen of Def Leppard, Simon Laffy from Girl and Paul Cook of The Sex Pistols, have announced the release of their full-length album â€œSurrealâ€ on June 3, 2008 via VH1 Classic Records.Â
Mixing the raw energy of the Pistols mixed with the immaculate pop rock of Def Leppard, Man Raze is a unique clash of 70â€™s simplicity with 80â€™s excess, punk clubs with stadium rock. Whether itâ€™s the punk vibrancy of â€œTurn It Upâ€, the beautiful rock craftsmanship of â€œEvery Second Of Every Dayâ€ or the reggae-soaked dub mix of â€œRunninâ€™ Me Upâ€, Surreal is an album that continuously pumps out the rock hits that these three members are most notorious for.
Recently, Man Raze filmed a private show in
Before joining Def Leppard, London born Phil Collen played in Girl, who were one of the great unsung UK rock acts of the early 80â€™s (singer Phil Lewis would later front LA Guns â€“ who were at the vanguard of the LA sleaze rock scene that eventually produced Guns N Roses). While Phil went on to join Def Leppard he maintained a strong friendship with Simon Laffy, Girlâ€™s bassist. Reconnecting in 2004, and joined by Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook, Man Raze was born. Eschewing their illustrious past, the band have spent the past two year getting back to basics, writing and recording â€“ they also played a sold out show at Londonâ€™s Spitz Club and released a limited edition EP Skin Crawl in October 2005 on their own label, Surrealist Records in the UK. To learn more about Man Raze and their music, tour dates, sign up for their street team, go to www.ManRaze.com
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