I remember when I first bought this album. A vinyl copy, audiocassettes were still going strong and CDs, if they were around then, were this new thing that was still a bit high-priced. One description of this set of songs was that it was Led Zeppelin turned upside down and played backwards. I lent the record to a friend to make a recording and he told me his wife asked if that was a new Led Zeppelin. When he said no, she asked if it was a new Robert Plant.
Against all odds, it worked. Lenny Wolf was the singer and his voice did at times bear a resemblance to Plant. They were suddenly all the rage on MTV and radio. Then their second album came out and it was just as bad as this one was good. I lost interest then and was surprised to learn a few years ago, the band was still making music and putting out CDs. Have no idea how the music sounds and mostly it was Lenny Wolf with a revolving cast of musicians. None of the alignment of this album, with the exception of Wolf, plays with the band and hasn’t in many years.
This first album was their bestselling and most critically reviewed to date. Maybe that says something.
The line-up of songs is, as follows:
1: LIVING OUT OF TOUCH
2: PUSHIN’ HARD
3: WHAT LOVE CAN BE
5: THE SHUFFLE
6: GET IT ON
7: NOW FOREVER AFTER
9: LOVING YOU
10: SHOUT IT OUT
A great set of tunes. Here are my favorites off the album