Genre: Hard Rock, Melodic Hard Rock
Category: 3 Track Demo
Catalog No: –
Comments: O-Card Packaging
Collectors Status: Extremely Rare
Estimated Value: ~$1000 AUD
01. Love it Loose
02. Just Like Love
03. Time Will Tell
Line-Up & Album Credits
Unknown band line-up
Recorded at JMC Studios
Engineered / Produced by Steve Pomfrey
All songs written by Surrender © 90/91
Now this one is a real mystery! I stumbled upon it recently while looking for something else and decided to pick it up based on the cover art, year of release and the fact that it was advertised as being an Aussie band.
Apart from the minimal details listed on the packaging, there is absolutely no information out there about this band, not even a mention in Chris Spencer’s ‘Who’s Who of Australian Rock‘. I can only assume from the phone number that the band is from NSW.
Despite its demo like production qualities, the three tracks featured on this cassette are really good examples of everything I love about late 80s / early 90s hard rock. In particular ‘Time Will Tell’ is an absolute gem of a track and one that easily ranks among my all time favourite obscure Aussie hard rock songs – pure melodic hard rock bliss!
Note that this band has no connection to Aussie metal band Surrender that featured Dave Compton and released a self titled LP in 1984. I did check with Dave about this and he seemed to recall another Aussie band of this name from around 1989-93.
Any more information about Surrender would be really appreciated.