When I first started to realize what well-composed music/lyric meant to
me, the year was probably 1984 [prior, my music collection was all stuff
my older brother had given me for Christmas & stuff], and that was after
DP & MM, so I cannot be sure what first attracted me to Night Ranger..
I knew of SC, WYCYE, & saw (YCS)RiA on Soul Train or something, but only
got MM in 84 or so, at which point I also got DP and then realized that
I heard SMA on the radio before, but didn't know who did it til then..
From that point, I definitely followed the 'new release' lists more
PS I *hated* 'Sister Christian' thanx mainly to those programmers who
prefer to repetitively over play new songs until the first notes inspire
spontaneous projectile vomiting and only a few years ago [back when
karaoke became popular, and that was still the *only* NR song they had],
realized that it was an OK song and I could safely listen to it..
- Paul Lackey