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In the '80s, there was no justice for this L.A. band

Yesterday we laid down the warning about hurricane season and places like Texas have already been suffering the effects of flooding. Lest we forget that it's also tornado season in the Midwest so I think we all need some Shelter and today that is exactly what Lone Justice provides.

It's been more than three years since we first featured Lone Justice on Lost and Found and even '80s nostalgia in today's pop culture has failed to rediscover Maria McKee and Lone Justice. After their '85 debut album won over critics and landed them on both the rock and country charts, L.A.'s Lone Justice became more of a vehicle for Maria McKee's and the band was gutted with stocked with new members to promote their 1986 album Shelter. More slick and lacking the danger of their debut album, the title track, co-written with Little Steven (E-Street Band) was a near hit stalling at No. 47 on the pop charts in 1987.

The video for Shelter deservedly spends most of it s focus on McKee, a fireball of a lead singer who can also sing a tender ballad as well as a rousing rocker. While most felt that McKee would eventually become a star, it never panned out that way although she has dabbled in writing, acting as well as music over the past few years.

[Last modified: Thursday, June 2, 2016 9:03am]


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