The beginning of 2003 saw the release of the first solo disc from Harry Hess. Just Another Day came out in March and focused more on the melodic rock and modern influences that made up the two Rubber discs. Harry Hess (born July 5, 1968 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian record producer, singer and guitarist best known as the former frontman for the Canadian melodic rock band Harem Scarem.
Blind Vengeance was a short-lived heavy metal band that formed in the middle of the '80s. Talented teen singer Harry Hess was the strength of the endeavor, along with experienced drummer Darren Smith. In 1984, Blind Vengeance signed with Attic Records and finished work on a debut album, Taste of Sin. When no other recordings came about, Hess and Smith put a quick end to Blind Vengeance and formed a new band, Harem Scarem, with bassist Mike Gionet and guitarist Pete Lesperance.
Fiore's debut "Today Till Tomorrow", which was released January 1998, was/is a good record, but definitely nowhere near the qualities of this new release "Body Electric" (MTM Music) / ’’All I Feel’’ (Japan CD), officially released December 14th 1998. As then Harem Scarem vocalist Harry Hess, with additional help from Scarem's guitarist Pete Lesperance also produces this new one. On "Today Till Tomorrow" Jon's voice never came to its right as it seemed to drown in Harry Hess' production, but that has been adjusted now and his voice comes out clear in the mix. The production has also been updated, and reminds a bit of recent Harem Scarem productions. More naked and a really alive feeling.
With this album, Harry intends to return to specific sounds and atmospheres that lean more towards melodic rock music. "Living In Yesterday" is a Melodic Rock gem. Production values are smooth and top quality. The musicianship and cohesion of the ten songs on offer are what you would hope for and this is mainly thanks to Hess working in his Toronto Studio over the past few years.
It was produced, engineered, & mixed by Harry Hess of Harem Scarem. Backing vocals were done by Harry Hess of Harem Scarem. Half the songs were written by Harry Hess of Harem Scarem. Guitars were handled by Pete Lesperance of Harem Scarem. So who does DOCTOR ROCK & THE WILD BUNCH sound like? You guessed it, they sound an awful lot like Harem Scarem. So if you're looking for some high-quality melodic hard rock with lots of hooks & harmonies, then this CD will more than fit the bill.