This sophisticated AOR outfit, influenced by Styx, Foreigner and Journey, was founded by the Romeo and Pastoria brothers in 1984. The seven-piece band comprised Marc Gilbert (vocals), Flash (guitar), Michael Romeo (guitar), Jimmy Romeo (saxophone), Marc Pastoria (keyboards), Bruce Schafer (bass) and Brian Pastoria (drums). Adrenalin were signed by MCA and released two credible, melodic rock albums. The title track of Road Of The Gypsy was also included on the Iron Eagle movie soundtrack. Success, however, eluded the band and they were dropped by their label in 1987. That year also saw the departure of Gilbert and Flash, with ex-Grand Funk Railroad vocalist and guitarist Mark Farner (b. 29 September 1948, Flint, Michigan, USA) stepping in as replacement. As Grand Funk songs started to appear in their live set, so the band eventually became known as Mark Farner And Adrenalin. Unable to secure a recording contract or attract media attention, Farner left the following year, with Joey Hammody taking over as the new vocalist soon afterwards.
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