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Never Pet A Burning Dog

by Alan Merrill

Power pop-rock from the singer of the 70's UK hit band The Arrows.
Genre: Rock: 70's Rock
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1. Love Express
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2. She Rocks Me
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3. Hard Hearted Woman
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4. Keep On Comin'
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5. Cold Cold September
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6. Rock Me In Rhythm
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7. N. Y. City
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8. Rain Chasing Dreams
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9. Freewheeler
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10. Always Another train
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11. One More Ride
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12. Rock On You
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Album Notes
The album "Never Pet A Burning Dog" is a compilation of various tracks recorded following the break up of the band The Arrows, in late 1970's England.

Alan Merrill was the lead singer of The Arrows, and had several hit singles with the band.

They hosted their own weekly Granada TV series in the UK in 1976-77.

The most well known song Alan Merrill wrote and recorded with The Arrows is a song called "I love rock n roll", which has been covered by Joan Jett, Britney Spears and many others.

The Arrows version was released in 1975 on RAK records, produced by hit-maker Mickie Most.

Alan Merrill has played and recorded with the bands Meat Loaf, Runner, and Derringer in the 80's, and he also acted in the HBO TV series Encyclopedia Brown, as principal character (rocker Casey Sparks) in the feature film production.

In the 1990's Alan Merrill recorded numerous albums with both the New York based Jon Tiven group, and the Tokyo based Vodka Collins, as lead singer of those projects.

The album "Never Pet A Burning Dog" features stellar cameo appearances by such notable guests as Steve Winwood, Mick Taylor, Dallas Taylor, Alan Tarney, Steve Gould, Fiona, and Rick Derringer.

Alan Merrill continues to record individual and intriguing music today, and is always working on new musical projects.

He currently resides in both Paris and New York.



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Sherry F.

Alan Merrill's first US solo album release.
This is Alan Merrill's first US solo release.
The songs are strong on this and the guest stars, as on all
of Merrill's recordings, are an eye and ear opener.
There is even one track which features cameos by Steve Winwood and Mick Taylor ("Alaways Another Train") backing Merrill up.
It seems that musicicians have discovered this artist, and the industry has not! An odd duck, sure, but a good 'un!


A varied mixture
Very pleasing cd with interesting combination of pop rock to soft ballads. Light,fun, mellow with memorable songs.

John Benson

Good melodic pop
Alan Merrill is a song craftsman and a fine distinctive vocalist. This album plants him firmly in many AOR genre settings. This album runs the gamut stylistically, bobbing and weaving through many musical landscapes.
The production is overblown at times, and the vocals could have been mixed a bit louder, but overall this is a fine effort.
My favorite track is the ballad "Cold cold september", which is a really outstanding song.