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.