Kingdom Come – What Love Can Be (Wolf/Gowdy) b/w The Shuffle (Wolf/Gowdy/Wolff) 1988
Unfairly labelled Kingdom Clone by some sections of the rock music press, due to their uncanny resemblance to Led Zepp, this slick blues rock outfit deserved their place at the forefront of the MTV-fuelled hair metal scene.
This is the second single from the band’s brilliant self-titled debut and one of the best ballads you’ll hear this side of your fave FM rock radio station should have been a massive hit. Following on from the equally impressive Get It On, there’s no doubt singer Lenny Wolf wants to live out all of his Robert Plant fantasies on What Love Can Be but then don’t we all?
Unbeknown to even the most respected of rock DJs – and we’ll mention no names here – KC are still going strong and this year’s release of latest record Magnified proves Wolf still has what it takes to match the very best in rock vocalists.
If you don’t own the album Kingdom Come then you’re missing out on one of the definitive records of the late 80s – an album that had Bob Rock’s production stamped all over it and a big Polydor budget to boot.
This is the standout song on a cracking release and it’s a shame the ‘Led Zepp clones’ tag denied Wolf and his impressive original line-up more of the commercial success their blistering debut deserved.