We return with the latest installment of our Albums Unleashed series and this one is Wild!
Aaron and Chris return this week along with special guest Anthony Corder to discuss the fantastic 1992 A&M Records release of Tora Tora’s Wild America. This album hit the shelves amidst a tidal wave of grunge music that was taking over the airwaves. The musical climate at the time relegated it to a slot just outside the Billboard Top 100. While it didn’t get its just due back then, Chris and Aaron set out this week to shine a spotlight on this rock n’ roll masterpiece. Joining them to tell the story of Wild America is lead singer Anthony Corder. In this long-form discussion, Anthony takes you through the writing and recording process for Wild America.
Recorded at Memphis‘ legendary Ardent Studios, this album’s writing and recording feature tie-ins to many legendary names in the industry including songwriter Taylor Rhodes, drummer Stan Lynch (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), producer John Hampton, The Memphis Horns, and Ardent Studios owner John Fry among others. Anthony also shares some great road stories that helped shape the writing of this album including treks with LA Guns and Dangerous Toys. It’s an in-depth look at a masterpiece of a rock album. We hope you enjoy Albums Unleashed – Tora Tora Wild America with Anthony Corder. Please SHARE with a friend!
PS: In addition to this talk on Wild America, Anthony gave Chris and Aaron the lowdown on the early days of the band including stories about his audition process, the Memphis scene at the time (Roxy Blue, Every Mother’s Nightmare, Dotz, etc.) as well as an entertaining story about a chance opening slot for Motorhead and Alice Cooper. Check out this segment in the video below:
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