Jealous Haters Since 1998!
Home | News | Reviews | Day In Rock | Photos | RockNewsWire | Singled Out | Tour Dates/Tix | Feeds

Fan Reviews
Mike Tramp - Capricorn 
by Markus Pfeffer 

Title: Capricorn  
Label: CMC International (USA), CNR Music (Europe) 

Already gone
If I live tomorrow
Here I don't belong 
Heart of every woman 
Have you ever 
Better off 
Had I not complained
Running out of life 
Wait not for me 
Love will come and go.

Many people might remember Mike Tramp's name, in the late Eighties and early Nineties he was the singer of the hugely successful band WHITE LION that sold over 6 million albums worldwide. "When the children cry" is already a classic rock song and hit the pole position of the charts in numerous countries back in 1988.

Almost ten years after that success, 2 years after the split-up of his second band FREAK OF NATURE which toured Europe from 1993 to 1995 playing several hundreds of gigs, Mike Tramp released his first solo-album ever in 1997, called "Capricorn".

One may expect to hear "old-fashioned" Hardrock, but will be very positively surprised, that "Capricorn" is a mature Rock-album far away from any trends. Stylistically comparable to artists like John Cougar or Tom Petty, the 10 songs on the album show that Mike Tramp has not only grown up, but also that he is a magnificiant songwriter, able to write perfect and catchy tunes such as the groovy "Had I not complained" and the heartbreaking ballad "Love will come and go".

The lyrics of the album are very personal and really worth listening to. Every song  tells its own story, e.g. "Have you ever" is Tramp's biography told in 5 minutes.

Anyone interested in mature Rock-music should give "Capricorn" a listen. Unfortunately, stars of the "Eighties" are almost never given a "second chance", but MIKE TRAMP deserves respect and attention for writing and recording this personal and very enjoyable album.

A really interesting  fact is that Tramp's former WHITE LION-bandmate James Lomenzo (bass) has done the artwork of the album and that Jerry Best (guitar) and Kenny Korade (bass), both ex-FREAK OF NATURE, played on "Capricorn", which proves that Tramp has not separated in anger with his former bands, but is still friends with several musicians he used to tour the world with.

Fans should take the time and visit Mike's website at  for more info. This is a very interesting site.  There is a detailed daily diary of Mike's promotional tour for "Capricorn" in early 1998.

Review by Markus Pfeffer / Germany


News Reports
Day in Rock:
Muse Release New Video 'Something Human'- Def Leppard Streaming Unexpected Cover- Billy Joel Jams With Bruce Springsteen At Milestone Concert- David Bowie Box Set- more

Day in Pop

Yesterday's Day in Rock: Taylor Swift Reveals Her Mother Has Cancer- Rich Homie Quan Surrenders To Police Over Alleged Nightclub Assault- Justin Bieber Duets With Ariana Grande- Mumford & Sons- more

 Subscribe To Day in Rock


Ladies Only: Jennie Abrahamson- Rachel Garlin- Nneka- More

Album of the Week: Led Zeppelin's When The West Was Won

Karyn Crisis' Gospel Of The Witches - Salem's Wounds

The Blues: John Mayall's Bluesbreakers- Arlen Roth, Mike Henderson Band- Slam Allen

Trauma Interview

December in Red - The Way Out

Battleaxe - Power From the Universe Reissue

SOKO Interview

The Compulsions - Dirty Fun

Rock Reads: Morbid Tales! A Tribute to Celtic Frost

Death Penalty - Death Penalty

On The Record: The Wild Beyond

RockPile: Minutian- Odin's Court- THEO

Michael Ubaldini Interview

Root 66: Cameron Mitchell- Stacy Jones- Greg Shirley


Search for Tickets

Or Browse For Tickets

Today's Rock News

Ozzy Sets Home On Fire

Santana, Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie Reunite at Journey Show

Ted Nugent's Wife Arrested

Iron Maiden Tops Billboard's Hot Tours Chart

Pop Star Fergie Names Son After Guns N' Roses Frontman Axl Rose

Jack White Recording New Songs With The Dead Weather

Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington Reveal EP Details

The Who Releasing Massive Super Deluxe Edition of Tommy

Paul McCartney Talks New Song and His Plans Never To Retire

August Burns Red Announce Special Screening of Documentary

The National Curating Grateful Dead Tribute Album

KISS' Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons Announce Book Signings

Mike Portnoy Reveals Full Progressive Nation At Sea Lineup

Saxon's Biff Byford Explains Evil Look Was Down To Illness

Astrid Kirchherr's Early Beatles Photos To Be Exhibited Next Month

Gene Simmons and Engelbert Humperdinck Footage Goes Online

Red Fang Streaming New Song ' Blood Like Cream' Online

Sammy Hagar Compares Les Paul Guitars To Muscle Cars

What Do Crocheting And Rock 'N' Roll Have In Common? Deap Vally

Classic Rock Going Country

Subscribe to Day in Rock Report by Email

Today's Pop News

North Korea Reportedly Execute 12 Musicians

Jay-Z Releases Holy Grail Video Featuring Justin Timberlake

Big Sean in Fall Out Boy's New Video

Thousands of Justin Timberlake Fans Flood 'Take Back The Night' Filming

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O Unplugs

Miguel Covers Pink's Just Like A Pill

Eric Church Going In A Different Direction With 'Chief' Follow Up

Kip Moore Has Almost Finished New Album

Juicy J Twerk Tweet Ends Up As Scholarship Competition

Danny Brown's On Stage Sex Act Was Not Planned

Bastille Trace The Best Of British Rock, Including Morrissey's Pompadour

Singled Out: Dulcinea Renee's Pictures Of You

More News

anti Worthy Links
The Screen Door superLOUD A Journal of Musical Things Lloyd Zeffler blog Demolish Mag Nightwatcher's House of Rock CJ Chilvers Deja Voodoo The 1st Five Hard Rock Memorabilia Day in Rock @twitter

New Mystery Book from
antiMusic's Dawn Marie Fichera!

Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!
Click Here to Buy T-Shirts!


Tell a Friend about this page - Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2013 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved. antiMusic works on a free link policy for reprinting of our original articles, click here for details. Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.