Alcatrazz

Disturbing Peace/Dangerous Games

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Confirming vocalist and leader Graham Bonnet's lack of personality, Alcatrazz's second album has more in common with guitarist Steve Vai's next project (David Lee Roth's first solo album) than with the band's previous work. Released in 1985, Disturbing the Peace is a lifeless and uninspired affair that also displayed Vai's own limitations as a principal songwriter. From the cliche-ridden pop-rock of "God Blessed Video" to the failed attempt at drama on "Desert Diamond," there is little saving this record from rightful rock & roll oblivion. Disturbing the Peace will interest only musical masochists and Steve Vai completists.

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