Formed in the USA in 1980, DVC comprised Bob Forest (guitar, vocals), John Bartle (guitar, vocals), Max Padilla (bass) and John Bollin (drums). Their energetic brand of hard rock encompassed excellent dual guitar interplay and harmonies from Forest and Bartle, but more attention focused on the fact that John Bollin was the brother of the late Tommy Bolin. The group’s 1981 self-titled debut for Alfa Records thus attracted substantial press coverage (not least due to the presence of a cover version of Bolin’s ‘Teaser’), but once the novelty had worn off rock journalists looked elsewhere. In retrospect, this was a minor travesty considering the strength of the group’s own compositions.
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