Regatta and Myles Hunter info
Posted by: koogles ()
Date: December 05, 2000 07:40PM

Hey, Don, you thought our debates raged on about music- I'd hate to think of the pandora's box that would open if I ever found out you weren't a Leafs fan! (You ARE a Leafs fan, right???) :) Anyway, back to the music- Regatta was a three piece band out of Toronto (Chris Smith- vocals/guitar, Matthew Gerrard- bass, Greg Critchley- drums) who released one and only one self-titled CD in 1990 on the BMG label. It can be best described as the best Eddie Money CD Eddie Money NEVER recorded. It could also be likened to a slightly heavier Zappacosta or Paul Janz. It has a few standout moments, like "Whenever You Run", "Matter of Time" and "This is Love" but a fairly generic 11-track ride. When they stray from the pure Eddie Money-esque AOR, that's when things start to lose it for me. Tracks like "Confidential Information" and "Moonlight" are a bit too pop-funk for my palette. Overall, enough decent moments to make this worth investigating.

Myles Hunter's "Northern Union" featured the big ballad "Always Twenty-One" which, alone, almost justifies getting this CD. It's a great ode to youth. Released in 1990 on Island, this CD opens with the confident rockers "Dream Big" and "Celebrate Love" which should EASILY bring to mind the group Magnum! Myles sounds a lot like Bob Catley. Then comes "Always Twenty-One". After that, the CD starts to wander into mid-tempo, bluesy, sometimes even countryish territory. Probably Blue Rodeo cross-pollinated with Steve Earle with a stamen or two of Bruce Cockburn. The final track, "St. Mary's Road" reminds me a little of Magnum's "The Tall Ships". All in all, a worthwhile purchase for fans of Tom Cochrane and more roots-based melodic hard rock. Those who want Avalon "Voice of Life" part 2 need not apply!!!


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HAYWIRE ....ARE THEY WORTH PICKING UP !!!!! 306 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 12/04/2000 12:24AM
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RE: HAYWIRE ....ARE THEY WORTH PICKING UP !!!!! 190 Jennifer T 12/04/2000 02:16AM
RE: In my opinion... 169 Don 12/04/2000 02:24AM
RE: In my opinion... 176 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 12/04/2000 03:10AM
RE: I just finished... 184 Don 12/04/2000 05:02AM
RE: Thanks DON ..... 176 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 12/04/2000 06:44AM
RE: No sweat... 163 Don 12/05/2000 07:01AM
RE: I just finished... 180 Jennifer T 12/04/2000 06:18PM
Hey Jenny , read my message down here !! 183 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 12/04/2000 03:13AM
OOPs!! I was talking about a band called Gunshy!! 190 Jennifer T 12/04/2000 06:15PM
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Any Canadian stuff you're looking for... 177 koogles 12/05/2000 02:50AM
RE: Canadians & Canadian stuff... 190 Don 12/05/2000 11:05AM
Don, I love Canadian stuff, eh 169 Tom Krupa 12/05/2000 07:06PM
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RE: Music and dump and chase hockey 173 Tom Krupa 12/06/2000 07:16PM
Regatta and Myles Hunter info380 koogles 12/05/2000 07:40PM
RE: Thanks, Koogles... 182 Don 12/06/2000 12:58PM

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