Old LPs I thought were crap....
Posted by: Misterpomp ()
Date: February 18, 2001 04:04AM

or at least not that good but a recent reappraisal has rescued them from the bin.

Fireworks - Live. I'm sure you told me this already Eric, but this is good. That means only their debut is to be avoided, although the "Up" album is too lightweight for me. Although "Live" is not as pompy it's certainly in the same style as their best, IMPO, "Shatter the Darkness". Marty McCall had a good voice and an attractive writing style with a way of phrasing chords that was pretty much his own. "Sightseeing at Night" is also worthwhile, although again not up to StD.

Drama - Scene from a Distance. I don't know why I had SUCH a downer on this one. Not, in all honesty, remarkable, but worthwhile and got more than enough to set it apart from generic stuff. I think it must have been my thing against women singers that made me mark it down so.

Bliss Band - Dinner with Raoul. Steely Dan's little brother. I must just be getting more "mature" tastes now - don't know why I thought this was bad first time round.

Chilliwack - Wanna be a Star. Now I know what's happening. My tastes are definitely more skewed towards the quirky than they used to be. Hair metal and AOR are just making me barf, this sort of stuff has something endearing in its "different" style.

Others that were expected to go in to the bin but didn't were Crimson Tide, arrogance "Suddenly", The Babys "bootleg" album on NEMS, Pierce Arrow (featuring Bobby Chouinard, Doug Lubahn etc, Sunblind Lion (calm down Eric), Gary Pivate's "Secret Love", Todd Sharp, Pseudo Echo's "Race", Willie Dee. Delta (featuring Michael McDonald's sister Maureen who .. coincidentally. . did b vox on the Bliss Band LP, Choice Cuts etc etc. Not all earth-shattering - just not all as bad as I remembered. Anybody taking me on in this trip down (failing) memory lane????

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Old LPs I thought were crap....266 Misterpomp 02/18/2001 04:04AM
Re: Pierce Arrow, Crimson Tide, Delta 134 Eric Abrahamsen 02/18/2001 11:18PM
Re: Pierce Arrow, Crimson Tide, Delta 138 Misterpomp 02/19/2001 02:15AM
Re: Reggie Knighton / The Buckinghams??!! 145 Eric Abrahamsen 02/19/2001 04:22AM
Re: Reggie Knighton / The Buckinghams??!! 145 Misterpomp 02/19/2001 06:09AM
Re: Grass Roots 223 Eric Abrahamsen 02/19/2001 06:35AM
Sonny Geraci 134 Misterpomp 02/19/2001 05:47PM
Grass Roots 209Jagr Penguin02/20/2001 04:15AM
Thanks! 165 Misterpomp 02/20/2001 04:32AM
Chilliwack 148Jagr Penguin02/21/2001 03:55AM

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