Category Archives: Broken Home
…very melodic heavy rock, with just enough pop sensibility to make the songs catchy…
Bernard Law, Classic Rock Society (March 2003)
A beautifully crafted record from Dicken of Mr Big…The future Mr Shania Twain – Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange – produced a great sounding record, which proves the missing link between the work he had done with the likes of the Boomtown Rats, AC/DC, the Outlaws and Graham Parker, and the work he would go on to do with Def Leppard and Bryan Adams…As ever, this Angel Air release comes with a well thought out and well-presented booklet…
East Anglian Daily Times (March 2003)
…a solid mix of period pop and hard rock…It all adds up to another well-packaged and enjoyable album from Angel Air
Joe Geesin, Record Collector (April 2003)
While it may not quite make it as a full-blown ‘classic’ it certainly stands up as an album that should have been hugely successful, and those who enjoy British Eighties melodic rock ought to seek this out. A very detailed booklet containing stacks of information completes the package…A definite goody.
Feedback (May 2003)
BROKEN HOME was formed in the late 1970s by former members of the UK band MR. BIG. Their debut album was produced by MUTT LANGE, who scored massive with his productions of DEF LEPPARD, AC/DC, BRYAN ADAMS, CITY BOY, HUEY LEWIS and SHANIA TWAIN (who is his beautiful wife). BROKEN HOMES didn’t reach that much success, but their first record was quite good actually. The album has now been re-issued onto CD by ANGEL AIR RECORDS.
10 tracks are included and musically it is pure late 1970s/early 1980s Mainstream AOR/Poprock, a bit quirky sometimes, reminding me of CHARLIE, CITY BOY and PHOENIX. Nevertheless, the CD features some great AOR songs, such as “No chance” (awesome!), “death of Gog”, “Run away from home: and “Jerusalem”, but also some poppier material. If you count CHARLIE and CITY BOY to your favourite acts, then this will also be up your alley! (7.5/10)
Strutter magazine (August 2003)