CD FEATURES:
• Reissued special edition
• First time ever on CD
• 15-tracks fully remastered
• Includes bonus 'American Maide' demo
(only available on CD version)
• 16-page booklet
• Never before seen photos
• Complete lyrics
• Band history essay by guitarist Dana Williams
• Limited to 500 copies worldwide

 

OVERVIEW:
FRENCH MAIDE was formed in 1986 in Erie, Pennsylvania by guitarists Ron Wheeler and Dana Williams, bassist Mike Deau and drummer Ray Moffatt. Wheeler, Williams and Deau would all share vocal duties.

 

The band would start out as a radio rock cover band, quickly gaining a local following in the in their area. Eventually, they began to write their own material and slowly incorporate these songs into their sets. In 1991 FRENCH MAIDE would self-release an EP cassette titled ‘Maide in America’, their first recorded material. The 6-songs would be a blistering hard rock with a hint of sleaze in stylings fashionable to the time; think Dirty Looks, Sea Hags or Circus of Power.

 

Shortly following the release of ‘Maide in America’, Wheeler would be replaced by Todd Szoszorek.

 

As their following in Erie continued to grow the band decided they were in need of a frontman. They soon asked Tony Mankoski, who had been surfacing in the local scene, after seeing him perform with his band while opening for FRENCH MAIDE one night.

 

With the two new faces and fresh input, the band began to develop more of a metallic sound as they headed into a more melodic heavy metal direction similar to Leatherwolf, Riot or Fifth Angel...

 

FOR FANS OF; Leatherwolf, Skidrow, D'Priest, Shok Paris and Riot

 

TRACK LIST:
01. I Know
02. Silent Anger
03. Crime Reaction
04. o You
05. The Mission
06. Deception
07. Wretched
08. The Ratt
09. Love Breaks
10. Down, Down
11. I've Been Down Before
12. Catholic Girls
13. Heat Up My Body
15. Just Don't Care

FRENCH MAIDE- The Rat CD HHR086

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