Harem Scarem's 14th studio album, United, will be released on May 12th. The new recording offers up 11 tracks of trademark Harem Scarem music from Harry Hess (lead vocals, keyboards), Pete Lesperance (guitars, bass, keyboards), long-time drummer Creighton Doane, and backing vocals from original sticksman Darren Smith (who will be playing live drums for the band on tour dates). The band is back and stronger than ever.
This is the second Rubber album, following quickly on the heels of their self titled debut last year. It signaled the change of style of Harem Scarem's classic rock roots, to a new modern rock sound, in the vein on the new breed of melodic pop rockers SR-71, Neve, Marvelous 3, Everclear and even Matchbox 20. The debut was a long way from the classic Scarem sound, but retained Harry and Pete's awesome grasp of a catchy tune and for those willing to take the step with them, was a rewarding and enjoyable record. On Ultra Feel the guys make a small turn once again. The album is still firmly planted in modern rock and is as always expected, full of ultimately catchy rock songs, but there is a subtle difference. This is a little closer to the classic sound of Harem Scarem.
Karma Cleansing is a 1997 album by the Canadian hard rock band Harem Scarem. The album was released as Believe in Japan with the songs "Cages" and "The Mirror" being replaced with "Staying Away" and "Baby with a Nail Gun". This CD - a mix between the polished melodic hard rock of "Mood Swings" and the dark, heavy flavor of "V.O.R.". Special edition of previously released Believe album. Contains alternative versions, remixes and previously unreleased track "Surrender" (Cheap Trick cover).
B-Side Collection is an album by the Canadian rock band Harem Scarem that was released in Japan in 1998. It mostly features all the bonus songs that were only available on previously released albums in Japan.
Weight of the World is a 2002 album by the Canadian hard rock band Harem Scarem. The mainstay of this album are the HUGE harmony vocals similar to Hysteria era Def Leppard or even the lesser known 80's band, Blue Tears, but with more of a punch.
Karma Cleansing is a 1997 album by the Canadian hard rock band Harem Scarem. The album was released as Believe in Japan with the songs "Cages" and "The Mirror" being replaced with "Staying Away" and "Baby with a Nail Gun". This CD - a mix between the polished melodic hard rock of "Mood Swings" and the dark, heavy flavor of "V.O.R.".
Last Live is a live album released by the hard rock band Harem Scarem. The album features two studio songs and was released only in Japan.
The first song on Thirteen, “Garden of Eden,” is the best classic rock song to come out this year. Big hooky guitar riffs, followed by big arena style drums and soaring vocals really set the stage for the rest of the album. The solo on this song and the one following it, are almost comical. The performances are spot on, and the musicianship is high so it is impressive.
Harem Scarem exploded onto the music scene in 1991 with their self-titled debut album. Since then, they've released hit albums and have toured the world to great acclaim from Hard Rock and Metal fans, who have been eagerly anticipating this release. 2006 studio album from the Canadian rock veterans. Some songs stronger than others, but overall, a good AOR effort with BIG guitar sound, excellent vocals, good melodies.