“American, Brad Mormino has created
a really solid album full of emotion.
If This Wasn´t My Town is definitely one of the best
songs I’ve ever heard.
(Love Hurts Anyway is) a necessary purchase!”
----Tord Karlsson, MELODIC.NET, Sweden
“Brad’s voice is expressive
----Richard Milne, WXRT Radio, Chicago, Illinois
“Brad has got a perfect melodic
‘rock’ voice, and the songs are quite good.”
----Gabor Kleinbloesem, STRUTTER ‘ZINE, The Netherlands
“I love your music, man...killer
songs!! Please let me know which songs you prefer that I play
on my radio show. Also, which song would you like me to use
as a single for daily rotation!!”
----Federico Martinelli, RADIO ANTENNA 2, Clusone, Italy
“Love Hurts Anyway has shone
a light on a very talented song writer and performer…the
production is sensational.”
----Luigi Cisaria, GLORY-DAZE.COM, Aukland, New Zealand
“You sound great!! The CD is
perfect for my format. This album is full of extremely interesting
music and I enjoy it very, very much. I want you to know that
I will definitely keep up on spreading the word about you
amongst my listeners, and I will keep featuring your music
very often in the program. Thanks again. Please keep me informed
about any new CD. All the best!”
----J.L. Bueno, RADIO 80 FM "La Otra Musica",
“Brad churns out a CD with balls
that definitely has commercial potential!”
----Moreno Lissoni, SLAMROCKS.COM, Milan, Italy
“A product characterized by excellent
compostions…an album that not only captures one’s
ears, but the soul as well. For this reason, Love Hurts Anyway
is definitely a recommendable product.”
----Gino Alache, ROCKUMWEB.COM, Lima, Peru
Strutter'zine - Gabor Kleinbloesem
BRAD MORMINO "LOVE HURTS ANYWAY" (BRED RECORDS)
Singer/songwriter Brad Mormino comes out of Illinois,
USA and his debut CD contains poppy aor/poprock that sounds
like a cross between RUSS IRWIN, DANNY WILDE, NELSON and a
soft version of early MICHAEL MORALES. I had hoped for some
rockier stuff, because Brad has got a perfect melodic 'rock'
voice, and even the songs are quite good, but I still miss
some of that electric guitar. Nevertheless, there's still
enough to enjoy for fans of melodic poprock, just go check
out songs like "What does it take?", "Bleed"
and "If this wasn't my town". Brad is at
his best however on songs like "All over again"
(great midtempo AOR ballad, very strong tune) and the NELSON
orientated uptempo melodic rocker "Stupid again"
(very catchy). Those are really great songs and show Brad
in a rockier mood. I can't say that about the popsong "I
am alone" (a la GEORGE MICHAEL), the groovy "Been
so long" or the EXTREME type of acoustic "Think
of you", these are not the kind of songs a fan of
melodic rock is waiting for. On the other hand, you can't
deny that Brad is doing a good job writing as many various
styles on one CD as possible. But hopefully next time he can
do some more rock orientated songs like "Stupid again".
Highly recommended to people who are into KYLE VINCENT or
the very early THE BABYS stuff. More info at: http://www.bradmormino.com
(Points: 7.0 out of 10)
Melodic.net - Tord Karlsson
BRAD MORMINO - Love Hurts Anyway (Bred Records)
Imagine a mix between the mighty Loveless and the Nelson
brothers. Throw in a little acoustic Poison. The result would
be something very similar to this album. American Brad Mormino
has created a really solid album full of emotion. Although
there are a couple of uptempo rockers on offer it´s
mostly laidback balladesque songs. "If this wasn´t
my town" has Loveless written all over it and is
already one of the best songs I´ve ever heard. Seriously!
The Poison flavoured "What does it take?"
and "L U 2" has me standing in front of
the mirror immediately, banging away dreaming of Sunset Strip.
There´s really only one thing to complain about, and
it´s that drummachine. I thought you weren´t allowed
to release an album with such a thing instead of a real drummer.
But somehow I´m really pleased that Mr. Mormino did
A necessary purchase!
Slamrocks.com - Moreno Lissoni
Descritto come un incrocio tra TRAIN, MATCHBOX
20, MOTLEY CRUE e KENNY LOGGINS questo artista di origini
italiane confeziona un CD con le palle, dal potenziale commerciale
assicurato. Tredici tracce, due delle quali ricantate in italiano:
il pop rock a-là DHAMM di "Sanguinare"
e la mielosa "L'Amore Vero", ma sinceramente
prefisco le versioni in inglese.
"Love Hurts Anyway", questo il titolo dell'album,
parte con l'hit "Bleed" e presegue con il rockettino
in stile RICHARD MARX/NELSON di "What Does It Take?",
ma da dietro l'angolo spunta l'ombra di MITCH MALLOY che,
oltre a ricordarlo fisicamente, lo si può sentire in
brani come "L U 2" e il bellissimo aor
di "All Over Again". La funkeggiante "Been
So Long" ci conduce verso l'undicesima ed ultima
song "Stupid Again", un party rock molto
coinvolgente che mette la ciliegina sulla torta ad un album
sopra la media. Che aspettate, visitate il suo sito e richiedete
Glory-Daze.com - Luigi Cisaria
Music has been an important part of Brad Mormino's
life since he was a child with his parent's exposing him to
many varied musical styles. Somewhere along the line he discovered
rock and for the past ten years Brad has been drumming and
singing in rock bands in Wisconsin and Chicago. For a while
Brad had been harbouring a desire to pursue his own direction
with his own material, the final outcome being 'Love Hurts
Anyway'. It hasn't been an easy journey getting to this
point and it is understandable that a number of the songs
are quite personal and emotional, bundled up in a mostly acoustic
pop/rock atmosphere reminiscent of Mitch Malloy and Mr Reality
. While Brad has a good voice in the Mitch Malloy vein I think
it his song writing ability that will take him further. Tracks
such as 'Bleed', 'True Love' and 'I Am Alone'
are very well written and performed, having a sound that would
appeal to a wide audience. Brad also mixes in a couple of
rockier tunes with 'L U 2' (particularly catchy chorus),
Been So Long' and 'Stupid Again'. They're
good songs, but I think Brad's major strength is in the more
laid back reflective material. We are also treated to Italian
versions of 'Bleed' and 'True Love', which
are perhaps even better sung in Italian than in English. Hitting
the Italian market might be a consideration. 'Love Hurts
Anyway' has shone a light on a very talented song writer
and performer. In the future I would hope to hear a full album
in the style of tracks such as 'Bleed' and 'True
Love' as these definitely have hit potential. However,
that is my preference and doesn't detract from 'Love Hurts
Anyway' being a nicely varied and entirely pleasurable
Review By: Luigi Cisaria
Pro's: Plenty. For example
the production is sensational and songs 'Bleed', 'True
Love' & 'I Am Alone' are brilliant.
any, apart from the heavier tracks 'Been So Long'
and 'Stupid Again' sounding a little out of place
against the other material - not a major issue though.
Love Hurts Anyway is the debut
album by American, Brad Mormino. It is a work of 12 songs
characterized by excellent compositions and melodies in abundance.
Let me first start off by saying that Love
Hurts Anyway excels in the quality of the production,
and I would put it well above other albums I have heard during
this year. The insert booklet is very good. It’s easy
to read and well organized (I hate when they’re complicated).
The songs that really caught my attention are
LU2 (excellent harmonies) and All Over Again.
To me, All Over Again, is absolutely the best song on the
album because of its’ fantastic melodies and the contrasts
that take it in various directions. Furthermore, and another
noteworthy aspect of this album, is that there are two Italian
songs (Sanguinare and L’Amore Vero, which are translations
of the songs Bleed and True Love) which further emphasize
the melodic strength of it.
In conclusion, Brad Mormino’ s
melodic hard rock is done very well and merits special attention,
especially from those who love good music. It’s an album
that not only captures one’s ears, but the soul as well.
For this reason, Love Hurts Anyway is definitely
a recommendable product.