Digitally remastered edition including 16 page full color booklet with 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork and new band interview. Originally formed in Louisiana, under the moniker of Meridian, during the mid-80s, the main core of the band, guitarist Lance Bullen and vocalist Kelly Keeling, opted to move to Los Angeles in 1987 where the scene was ripe for aiding and abetting young bands. They would not be disappointed and found a manager who hooked them up with seasoned producers David Foster and Mike Clink (Clink was finishing up the Guns N' Roses Appetite... album) who helped them record a set of impressive demos. The band's appearances on the LA club circuit soon attracted record company attention, eventually signing with Atlantic records and being taken under the wing of label founder Ahmet Ertigun. Shake Sour Soul was produced by Bon Jovi alumni Jack Ponti in New Jersey, and issued in 1990 to positive reactions. The album hit hard in the melodic rock style, boasting strong tracks such as 'Walks Like A Woman', 'Bad Time Comin' Down' and 'Baby's So Cool'. It wasn't surprising that reaction was favourable, affording the band a good following with solid airplay, and establishing them as ones to watch.