Phoenix Down – Under a Wild Sky

14 years ago by in Music

Though Kane Roberts is best known for co-writing and arranging three Alice Cooper Albums: Constrictor (MCA), Trash (Epic), and Raise Your Fist and Yell (MCA), he has also found time to write and record his own music. First with his self-titled solo album for MCA and then the Geffen records release of Saints and Sinners, which surfaced a Top 20 single called “Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore.”

During his career with Cooper, he recorded with Berlin, Rod Stewart, and even went on to pursue other interests such as making video games, creating computer generated art, and video production. His latest project is called Phoenix Down also features Gene Allen on additional guitars, Mike Davis on bass, and Steve Deboard on drums, and includes contributions from hard rock veterans like Jim Peterik (Survivor) and songwriter Desmond Child of Bon Jovi, KISS, and Ratt fame.

The debut album from Phoenix Down is entitled “Under a Wild Sky,” and offers 10 tracks of bold melodic rock, including “Neverland” which clearly recalls the dark mysterious influences stirred up by his work with Alice Cooper. Other tracks include the heavier-edged “Reckless” and “Blind” as well as a few great ballads like “Walk” and “Rain,” the latter of which has seamlessly layered vocals.