Santers being Rick Santers/Mark Santers & Rick Lazaroff for their third album hired Triumphs Rik Emmett to produce the album Guitar Alley.
Guitar Alley comes across at times comes as a slicked up steroid shot of Foreigner in the sonic department! Rick does double duty here in the singing and guitar heroics on this album. His playing is fluid when you need a slick bunch of 80’s Hard Rock Riffs with an ear towards an AOR Single Can’t Shake You fits the Bill to a T. When you want Guitar Hero action Black Magic does the trick nicely.
What I should also mention is the pretty decent cover of Free’s All Right Move where brother Mark plays some great drums while Lazaroff holds down the bottom end with the bass! Believe it or not I heard Santers version of All Right Now before I heard the original version!
For a power trio coming out of Toronto no one ever talks about these guys and its a shame really. These cats could play Rock!
Emmett does his part putting the guitar at the forefront of the mix. The album actually still to this day sounds good. All 10 tracks are worth a spin.