Jojo - 2011 reïssue - Jojo
The First Will Be The Last
I Can Wait
Running Thru’ The Night
Hold Back The Night
Love Is Like Water
Water To Wine
12. Let’s Rock The Shelter
13. You Can Fly
14. Call Me Now
(feat. Mr. Voice)
15. How Does It Feel
17. Stand Together
After the split of his successful band TOKYO in 1985, Robby Musenbichler in Frankfurt, Germany founded the band JOJO.
Next to a new line-up, this change also meant an enhanced sound compared to his previous projects.
First, Robby recorded two singles with established producer Frank Farian. On ‚Take A Little Time’ and ‚Shadows In The Night’ former Toyko drummer Fritz Matzka can also be heard.
The album though in 1986 was produced by Eddy Offort. This band worked with three different powerhouse lead singers: Robby Musenbichler, Roko Kohlmeyer
and George Liszt. The bass was handled by Ken Taylor (ex Tokyo) and the keyboards by Lothar Krell (ex Tokyo).
None other than the incredible Curt Cress was in charge for the drums. Some unusual sounds were provided by saxophone player Chris Schneider. Victoria Miles and Linda Rocco joined for backing vocals.
The video for the song ‚Woman’s Touch‘ was produced by Rossacher/Dolezal and received powerplay airplay on MTV. A live tour covering Germany, Holland, England and Scotland followed next. The highlight was a performance as special guest for ROBERT PALMER at the legendary Hammersmith Odeon in London. Another remarkable
event in the career for the band was a performance at the ‘German International Rock Awards’ (TIGRA) at the Munich Olympic Stadium.
Robby’s return to his home country Austria in 1990 and a solo album by band mate Roko Kohlmeyer with moderate success then marked the end of JOJO.
"Extasy" and "Hold Back The Night" are two of my biggest guilty pleasures in AOR !! These are amazing songs !!
Also listen to the beautiful ballad "So Long".
"I Can Wait" is an excellent song very much in the same style as Toto , Time Gallery , ...
YESTERROCK now are re-releasing the long overdue JOJO rock classic which musically covers the same territories of bands such as TOTO, JOURNEY and RICK SPRINGFIELD. The material was digitally remastered, and this CD includes six bonus tracks.
Robby Musenbichler, George Liszt, Roko Kohlmeyer (Vocals)
Ken Taylor (Bass)
Lothar Krell (Keyboards)
Curt Cress (Drums)
Chris Schneider (Saxophon)
Last Updated (Saturday, 17 December 2011 17:50)