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At one of these performances happened to be Gene Simmons from "Kiss", which the guys so much,it is 3 o`clock in the morning called President "Casablanca Records" with the requirement to conclude with "Angel" contract. Tom had no choice but to follow the whims of Simmons, and "Angel" started to work on their debut album.
The American team "Angel" was founded in 1975 Punky Meadows (guitar) , Frank Dima (vocals) Greg Dzhiuffria (keyboards) , Mickey Jones (bass) and Barry Brandt (drums) . As usual, the band started their career with performances in various clubs. At one of these performances happened to be Gene Simmons from "Kiss", which the guys so much,it is 3 o`clock in the morning called President "Casablanca Records" with the requirement to conclude with "Angel" contract. Tom had no choice but to follow the whims of Simmons, and "Angel" started to work on their debut album. The release took place in October 1975 and has since been recognized as the best work of the group. Especially popular song "Tower", a team for a long time to open concerts. The musical style of the journalists team dubbed as " the grand pomp rock ".
By the time the second exit of the plate was picked up and the scenic image when the musicians were dressed all in white. After the release in 1976-m "Helluva Band" " Angels " got the title of the best new band of American rock magazine "Circus", leaving behind the " Heart " and "Boston".
For the producer Eddie Kramer was invited on the third drive, before runneth from "Kiss". The album had a more commercial sound and, therefore, hopes for big sales did not materialize. To kakthe correct thing embarked on bringing to the stage the image of perfection, we are now trying to hardware also present in white, and to create something unusual concerts invited renowned magician Johnny Kona. He came up with a clever trick with the appearance and disappearance of the musicians on stage. But still in the camp of "Angel" was restless - bass player fell out with other members of the team, and had to drive.
Somewhere in California Dzhiuffria found a replacement for him in the person of Frederick " Felix " Robinson delighted that Felix could play any instrument, which would have given him a hand in. After a long tour of the new album was recorded with him, "White Hot", which in the course of the further commercialization of the sound has been taken.
"Casablanca Records" vbuhivayut in group order and money, respectively wanted at least some impact. Therefore, the musicians were sent to long-term trip, which lasted almost a year. Despite,that their concerts people walked quite active, "White Hot" yet failed and did not reach the expected level of sales. In 1978, an attempt to record video "ANGEL Live At Midnight" has been made, but the project remained unrealized. Studiynik "Sinful" also did not bring success, as well as the live album "Live Without A Net".Looking at this situation is first dumped Robinson, and after him, Frank Dima decided to pursue a solo career. After several attempts to replace them with "Angel" proved to be dissolved. Musicians do each their own affairs, but in subsequent years, from time to time have made feeble attempts to revive the group.The most successful of these was held in 1998, when Dima and Brandt used the sign "Angel" in the company of guitarist Richie Ray and bassist Leo Borreo, recorded the album "In the beginning". Incidentally Meadows and Robinson also participated in the creation of multiple tracks. In a subsequent round of Ray and Borreo were replaced by Steve Blaze and Randy Gregg ,and joined the team keyboardist Gordon Gebert