Origin: Windsor, Ontario
Tanzen is an AOR/hard rock band from Windsor, Ontario, Canada, that was formed in 1984 under the name of London. The band changed its name to Tanzen (German word for "to dance") in 1986 and split up in 1987.
Profile Classic 80s AOR with many keyboards, comparable to AVIATOR, FM (First two albums), PSEUDO ECHO (circa ‘Race’) and WINTERS REIGN. This Canadian band released a fantastic album in 1988 that is nowadays almost impossible to get. The album was produced by former APRIL WINE guitarist Gary Moffet and MINDSTORM producer Bill Szawlowski. The album starts with “Games girls play”, a fantastic classic 80s uptempo AOR rocker with some great keys, harmonyvocals and a lovely chorus. It sounds like the first PHANTOM’S OPERA, SURGIN and first two BON JOVI albums. A very catchy opener indeed!
Following track “Change” is also fantastic classic 80s uptempo AOR, this song is even more pure AOR, because of the cheerful sound that is comparable to SHY, early FM, HONEYMOON SUITE… Things slow down in the next track “Hangin’ on a wire”, a beautiful pure 80s Power AOR Ballad with some classy keys. This song is similar in style to those gorgeous LOVERBOY ballads from the 80s. The album continues with “Only a dream away”, another fantastic uptempo AOR rocker, this time very close to AVIATOR. Side-A of the LP closes with the first average song, namely “On and on”, a simple MHR song that sounds like a weaker AUTOGRAPH.
The trip to AOR heaven continues with a fantastic classy 80s AOR rocker titled “Send out a message”. This song is sounding like a cross between AVIATOR and the first FM. Next track “Chains of love” is also a fantastic uptempo AOR rocker like AVIATOR/FM. “One night friend” is yet another classic 80s AOR rocker, only this one has some cool hooklines and sounds a bit like SURVIVOR. The LP closes with the second average track titled “Piece by peace”, this is a faster simpler Party MHR song like BLACK’N’BLUE.