Saturday, February 12, 2011

Smart Opera - Beauty on the Interstate (1985, Cycle)

Another mystery band, this time hailing from the dusty sands and hills of lovely Palm Desert, CA. Smart Opera were relatively straight-up AOR with mild power pop leanings, and some occasionally "edgy" maneuvers, thanks to an undercurrent of synths.  Some pensive lyrics and a modicum of tension doesn't hurt either, as evidenced on "Burn the Ice."  Nothing particularly revelatory here, but I think you'll enjoy the bulk of Beauty on the Interstate nonetheless.  Sorry for those rather pronounced pops on "Marionette." If any of ya'll have the goods on these guys, comment away.

01. Beauty on the Interstate
02. When She Lets Go
03. If Life Was a Dream
04. When I Sleep
05. Marionette
06. Come Into My Life
07. Burn the Ice
08. I'll Come Knockin'
09. Tomorrow or Today
10. With the Night as My Bride

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1 comment:

albert brown said...

Just bought an upgrade Sealed copy of this one. A rediscovery listen since it's been years since I last listened to it. Pretty cool little private press obscurity. Some catchy tunes here and there, like the infectious 'When She Lets Go'.