ACROSS THE BORDER
Where the banned are
Selected by @klavallee
40 years ago I reckoned I'd have liked this album.
It's an amiable enough listen but these days it's not really my bag.
It's definitely an album that sounds better at a high school backwoods beer party or backyard stoner session circa 1980.
Umm…doesn't seem to be available via Tidal here, so I can’t offer comment. Reading the blurb I fear it might not have been my bag anyhow……
I heard about these guys from a friend who was a RUSH fanatic and insisted I had to hear Battle Scar. I actually like several of the other tracks more than I do the RUSH collaboration. This is good hard rock with the classic late 70's - early 80s sound and production. I was getting into some Canadian bands at the time - Loverboy, Chilliwack, Triumph, Aldo Nova - and these guys have a similar sound to a lot of the rock bands I was already listening to - I hear everything from Journey to Kanas to Triumph in them. I only have three of their records and I don't play them often, but that's the case with a lot of the music I have. Enjoying the first listen in a decade or ore.
I think I saw these live supporting.......someone...... in the late 70s, memories hugely vague due to my youthful booze consumption at rock gigs in them days and also my limited-attention paid to support acts.
I also think I may have a 7 inch single of theirs somewhere ("Paradise......something" I want to say rides or skies.......).
I'll give it a bash.
Not my cup of tea I'm afraid.
I am sure that wont surprise anyone!
Looking forward to listening, never heard of them either. It's always interesting to hear what kind of music influenced the younger versions of us.
Another one I have never heard of!
Nice selection there @Jerseyfornia . Most would have selected Battle Scar, which was popular because Rush helped out. In the World of Giants is without a doubt my favorite. Check, next tune up is outstanding. April in Toledo is another heavy groove type tune.
This was the first band I came across in my young age that I realized, you don't have to be Mega Star Band to be a Mega Star Band. I think I've mentioned before K-SHE 95 Radio our hometown rock station. Every year they would throw a St. Valentine Day Massacre bash. Back in 1980 for three nights Rush and opening act Max Webster. It's three night I'll never forget, besides all the Bruce shows to date.
Nice selection there. Most would have selected Battle Scar, which was popular because Rush helped out.
Should be the full album playlist.