The story starts in 1982. Mike Tramp brought his band Mabel/Stud's from Denmark to New York, where they recorded their second album. They changed the band name to Lion, also known as The Danish Lions. Mike met Vito Bratta while playing in bars in the New York area with his band Dreamer. They met at L'Amour's while playing together. Mike has said that Vito's playing was just way ahead of them.
After a while Mike returned to Denmark and Lion split up. Mike then went back to New York to seek out Vito. He went to L'Amour's and a girl who worked there hooked him back up with Vito. At this time Vito's band Dreamer had broken up. It was decided that they would join forces and form a band. The two went to work putting together new songs. The first born was ‘Broken Heart’.
At around early 1983 they put together a band, which included bass player Bruce Terkildsen and drummer Mike Arbeny that was from Vito's former band Dreamer. The band got the name White Lion and regrouped in late 1983 by welcoming the new rhythm section of bassist Bruno Ravel, later of Danger Danger fame, and drummer Nicky Capozzi. These four then went into the studio to start recording the demos for what was later to become their first album, Fight To Survive.
As the band finished recording the tracks for the album Bruno Ravel was replaced by Felix Robinson. After getting signed with Elektra Records the band went on to record the Fight To Survive album. After the album was complete the rec.....