Hericane Alice

Hericane Alice

Originally formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota during 1984, the first formation of Hurricane Alice comprised vocalist / guitarist Leni DiMancari with Scott Werner of Ssister Max on bass and former Counter Attack man Rusty Miller on drums. Originally David Reece, then a member of Lillian X but later of Accept and Bangalore Choir, was asked to join but declined. DiMancari, Werner and Miller relocated to Chicago with Frank Livingston and Head East’s Jeff Meyers to forge a new band unit dubbed Steele. Later removing Meyers from the formula the group, back in Minnesota, took on the Hurricane Alice title again and Bruce Nauman of The Employers was then drafted as lead singer. The band was nominated for four Minnesota Music Awards and won the ‘Best band’ category in 1987.
Early Hurricane Alice demos would include a cover of Golden Earring’s ‘Radar Love’. As Hurricane Alice a 1986 album had surfaced although only vocalist Bruce Naumann and Rusty James took the risk of relocating to Los Angeles. Leni DiMancari duly forged Rising Tyger with Ben Griffith on vocals, Joe Peterson on bass and the Montrose credited Steve Belino on drums. Rising Tyger recorded an album, produced by Leonard Haze of Y&T, but the record never emerged.
Naumann and James hooked up with members of another act entitled Danger City to construct a new version of Hurricane Alice. These musicians included bassist Ian Mayo, a veteran of Counter Attack and Surgical Steel, plus guitarist Danny Gill. For a period the group operated as Danger City but then decided to capitalise on the tri-state following Nauman and James had fostered so switched to Hurricane Alice.
PhotobucketHurricane Alice went on to ink a deal with Atlantic Records in 1989, but were forced to slightly alter their name to Hurricane Alice just before the release of their one and only album, ‘Tear The House Down’ produced by Thom Panunzio at A&M Studios in Hollywood, in 1990 following objections from the Enigma signed outfit Hurricane. The spelling of the new branding was in fact suggested by Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, whom the band shared management with. A promotional video for the track ‘Wild, Young and Crazy’ was filmed and touring undertaken supporting L.A. Guns, Skid Row and Whitesnake.


Hericane Alice Discography Tracks


Hericane Alice Tear The House Down (Album) Atlantic US 1990 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PR 3122-2 Hericane Alice Wild Young And Crazy(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic PR 3122-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
PRCD 3275-2 Hericane Alice Too Late(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic (2) PRCD 3275-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
PRCD 3399-2 Hericane Alice Dream Girl(CD, Single, Promo) Atlantic PRCD 3399-2 US 1990 Sell This Version

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