One of the most striking hard rock bands of the 1970’s was undoubtedly Angel - who sported costumes and a highly theatrical stage show only rivaled by KISS (their
then-label mates on Casablanca Records). Despite Angel splitting in 1981, the group’s popularity and influence remain high - resulting in the recent return of their larger-then-life guitarist, Punky Meadows, with his first-ever solo release, Fallen Angel, and a striking video clip for the rocking track, “Straight Shooter”
“I'm very proud of this song and album,” says Punky. “Every song kicks ass and is a winner. Danny Farrow and I have a great song writing chemistry so it's hard to pick a favorite song because they're all good. ‘Straight Shooter’ was our first single and video. This band is killer with all talented players and a killer singer.”
Angel was a headline act in the US, and was featured performing live in the 1980 cult classic film, Foxes (starring a then-teenage Jodie Foster, Cherie Currie, and Scott Baio), they were also one of the biggest rock bands of the 1970's in Japan. The group released six studio albums on Casablanca Records before disbanding in 1981, due to the demise of the label. During his career, Punky had been considered to join such well-known artists such as KISS, Aerosmith, and the New York Dolls.
Fallen Angel, which charted on Billboard at #6 on the Heatseekers Chart and #32 on the Independent Album Chart upon initial release is being released for the first time on Vinyl in a Special Double LP Deluxe Edition. This Limited (500 copies) Edition Red Vinyl was remastered for Vinyl by Alan Douches (Fleetwood Mac, Yes, Pete Townshend, etc…) and features additional bonus material not on the original release.
Punky Meadows will be on tour with Angel starting April 2019.