...with it being the 8th of March, it just struck me that listening to Skagarack's "Damned Woman" is probably about as politically incorrect as it gets! ...And it's a brilliant song, too, incidentally!
If the name Skagarack doesn't ring a bell, I'm at least sure some of the Danes here will be familiar with them. Oh, and definitely Stefan P., plus most likely Piet, and possibly Bertrand and Andy, too? ...The band's first two albums from the late '80s are both classic melodic rock that I still hugely enjoy!
As for the recently discussed ABBA, my favourite albums by the band are "Arrival" and "The Visitors", although there are at least 3-4 brilliant tracks on pretty much every ABBA album (save, perhaps, for the very first one). ...And Lily, four of the six songs you mentioned in your post are in fact from "Arrival", by the way!
Steelhouse Lane, you'll find, is somewhat more consistent hard rock than City Boy were, with the pros and cons that brings. I rate both Steelhouse Lane albums highly, I should add: As far as potent melodic hard rock goes, not a lot else measured up to the standard Mike Slamer set with these in the late 1990s and they've stood the test of time rather well so far!
Bertrand, I haven't checked out any soundbytes on Robby Valentine's site for quite a while now, but I certainly will. ...I see the full MP3 isn't a new song, though - "just" an unreleased V3 song!
...I'll be back with a reaction once I've heard it, obviously!
Right - time for bed, I suppose!