Regatta and Myles Hunter info
Posted by: koogles ()
Date: December 06, 2000 12:40AM

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 !!!!! 317 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 12/04/2000 05:24AM
RE: HAYWIRE ....ARE THEY WORTH PICKING UP !!!!! 190 Kieran 12/04/2000 05:54AM
oooooops!!!!!! 164 Kieran 12/04/2000 05:56AM
RE: HAYWIRE ....ARE THEY WORTH PICKING UP !!!!! 200 Jennifer T 12/04/2000 07:16AM
RE: In my opinion... 173 Don 12/04/2000 07:24AM
RE: In my opinion... 180 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 12/04/2000 08:10AM
RE: I just finished... 190 Don 12/04/2000 10:02AM
RE: Thanks DON ..... 178 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 12/04/2000 11:44AM
RE: No sweat... 167 Don 12/05/2000 12:01PM
RE: I just finished... 183 Jennifer T 12/04/2000 11:18PM
Hey Jenny , read my message down here !! 186 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 12/04/2000 08:13AM
OOPs!! I was talking about a band called Gunshy!! 193 Jennifer T 12/04/2000 11:15PM
More info on Haywire 189 koogles 12/04/2000 11:45PM
RE:HEY KOOGLES ... YOU'RE SIMPLY GREAT !!! 177 Melodic Lover ( SPAIN) 12/05/2000 07:26AM
Any Canadian stuff you're looking for... 182 koogles 12/05/2000 07:50AM
RE: Canadians & Canadian stuff... 196 Don 12/05/2000 04:05PM
Don, I love Canadian stuff, eh 174 Tom Krupa 12/06/2000 12:06AM
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RE: Music and dump and chase hockey 177 Tom Krupa 12/07/2000 12:16AM
Regatta and Myles Hunter info424 koogles 12/06/2000 12:40AM
RE: Thanks, Koogles... 188 Don 12/06/2000 05:58PM

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