A supergroup formed by Alan Lancaster & John Coghlan from Status Quo, and John Brewster of The Angels, “Aim High” was released by a A&M in 1990, so expect that huge major label production and melodic hard rock goodness.
This album simply kills. It’s plenty of great hard rock tunes with the glossy production of 1989/90, fantastic musicianship, and catchy melodies akin the aforementioned bands. However The Bombers had their own identity, more bluesy, and… Australian.
At the end of the ’80s Sydney hard rock band The Bombers were on the cusp of success. On paper, they had all the makings for success. With a line-up that boasted Alan Lancaster and John Coghlan from Status Quo, John Brewster of The Angels, a powerhouse vocalist in Ty Coates and a skilled guitarist in Steve Crofts. Domination of the rock world seemed to be only a matter of time.
Some big names in this pack names can mean zilch in the music biz. And prove it they did. Early supports with Cheap Trick back in late ’88 started things rolling.
The band inked a deal with US label A&M records, released a terrific debut album in ‘Aim High’ in April 1990, had a couple of supports with international artists including Alice Cooper and Skid Row, had some media support and played the circuit constantly ….. yet as history has shown, they didn’t break wide open, and the success never came.
“Aim High”is littered with uncompromising, catchy, heavy duty rock n’ roll polished according to the era, yet different from your typical melodic hard rock act.
Quite unknown and criminally unheard by many, “Aim High” is terrific.