Mike Tramp & the rock 'n' roll circuz - 2011 - Stand your ground
1 - Don't Let Them Put It On You
2 - Alright By Me
3 - Distance
4 - Gotta Get Away
5 - Straight From The Look In My Eyes
6 - Got Me Crazy
7 - Wish You Well
8 - The World Is Changing
9 - Prettiest Girl
10 - Say What You Will
11 - The Soldier Never Started A War
12 - Hymn To Ronnie [bonus]
“Mike Tramp & The Rock ‘N’ Roll Circuz” is the new band project from the ex White Lion vocalist.
The self titled debut in 2009 was a profound musical statement by Mike Tramp, since his solo career started twenty years ago.
With a retrospective style ranging from Springsteen meets the more laid back White Lion.
"Stand Your Ground" is a muscular pure Rock 'N Roll album, with tons of guitars and melodies. The album that White Lion fans were waiting for.
"Don't Let Them Put It On You". Starts with an air alarm and sets the perfect tone in about what to expect on the album: pure rock full of electric guitars.
"Alright By Me" is another straight mid tempo rocker which makes it clear that Mike Tramp has really found his sound.
"Distance" is a beautiful semi-ballad about love and sadness. Very, very melodic.
"Gotta Get Away" rocks from the start with an riff full of energy while the chorus is typically White Lion.
"Straight From The Look In My Eyes" is in a 'heavier' track with noticeable acoustic guitars. The chorus is wonderful, melodic in the best Tramp tradition.
"Got Me Crazy" drives you crazy indeed. An uptempo rocker.
"Wish You Well" is an emotional slow track with some great lyrics.
"The World Is Changing" is a dark song that's remind Tramp's years in Freak of Nature..
"Prettiest Girl" is a simple and catchy midtempo song.
"Say What You Will" starts with thumping drums and explodes into a foot-tap rocker. This will absolutely be a great song to hear live on a stage.
"The Soldier Never Started A War" is a great track. A protest song against war.
On some countries, the album includes as bonus the beautiful tribute to the late Ronnie James Dio. "Hymn To Ronnie", clocking in at almost 8 minutes long, takes you through a magical
journey of RJD's life. The ultimate tribute ever.
Mike Tramp sticks to his pure rock style again and it is clear that this disc is recorded almost live, it's pure, honest Rock 'N Roll.
The best Mike Tramp's work since White Lion.
Mike Tramp - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Claus Langeskov - Bass
Søren Andersen - Guitar
Morten Hellborn - Drums
Emily Garriock - Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion