In the late summer of 1983, five young friends from the San Francisco Bay Area went into the studio to record some songs, and HEROE was born. A few days after laying down nine tracks, songwriter Pete Castro headed south to attend UCLA. That winter, over the 2-week holiday break, the boys recorded two more songs, and in the summer of 1984 the band headed to San Francisco's famed Hyde Street Studios to record four final tunes. Before they really knew what they had created, Pete returned back to L.A. for good – and HEROE was put on hold.
The guys in the band grew up, but some 25 years later Pete found the old reel-to-reel tapes from those sessions. He dusted them off, went back to the studio and re-mixed and re-mastered those recordings. The results surprised everyone; big pop anthems combining great hooks, massive sing-along melodies, layers of guitars, and sweeping techno-synth electronica. Distinctly retro-80's sounding echoing a time when big FM anthems still existed, yet with undeniable attraction & a contemporary appeal that's finding a whole new audience!
Gene O.'s voice soars and is made for the radio. Paul's bold, powerful drumming lays down the beat. Michael's shimmering synth licks gives the music flight. Mark's bass provides the bottom groove. And Pete's rocking guitar and soaring melodies add to the overall epic quality of the songs.