Mammal’s Merry Memories: Kingdom Come – Get It On (1988)
When Kingdom Come released their eponymous debut album in 1988, there were stories going around that they were Led Zeppelin reunited under a different name. Fans who know both bands could hear immediately that this wasn’t so. Even so, Kingdom Come did sound a fair bit like Led Zep at times. Lenny Wolf’s voice and style were similar to those of Robert Plant. Some of the compositions were also very LZ-ish, like this one, “Get It On”, the first track on the first album.
Wolf is German. The original studio line-up of Kingdom Come included American and Italian musicians. They played some of the best hard rock of the 1980s.
Kingdom Come is still going strong and Wolf is still with the band he formed, although the rest of the line-up has changed over the years. They still play superb hard rock and Wolf is as good as ever. I’ll post a track from their most recent album, Outlier, after “Get It On”. Kingdom Come’s music has evolved over the decades to become somewhat harder but no less melodious.