This US melodic hard rock group was founded in 1984 by former Rest members Tommy Swift (drums) and Jack Ponti (guitar, vocals). Enlisting the services of Russel Arcara (vocals), John Capra (keyboards), Gay Shapiro (keyboards) and Michael King (bass, vocals), they debuted in 1985 with When Midnight Comes. This featured the Bon Jovi track, ‘Shot Through The Heart’, which was written by Ponti and Jon Bon Jovi, while they were both part of Rest. Elsewhere the album was comprised of infectious hard rock anthems, underscored by strong melody lines, and was critically acclaimed at the time of release. In spite of tours supporting Aerosmith and Ratt, Surgin’ failed to achieve commercial success. As Ponti concentrated on session work and composing for other artists, Surgin’ became redundant. The album was reissued in 2001 by Zoom Club.
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