I had a request for this many moons ago when I didn't even own it...but I do now. I don't have much time for a write up today. Luckily, Trouser Press have us covered, and you can see what they have to say after the jump. BTW, there's a really dandy Patti Smith cover on here. Percussionist Frankie LaRocka has passed on, but you can read a very thorough and thoughtful piece on his life and times courtesy of New York Rocker online.
These three New York scene veterans — bassist Ivan Kral, guitarist Mark
Sidgwick and drummer Frankie LaRocka — have individually backed the
likes of Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, David Johansen, Holly Vincent, Tim Scott
and John Waite. Their own band's album, while not exactly a
groundbreaker, is a thoroughly respectable melodic rock collection that
reflects the years they've spent in the trenches. Sidgwick has a
pleasant if limited voice and his guitar playing is both fiery and
flexible; the rhythm section is dexterous and inventive. A Pink
Floyd-speed version of Kral's estimable 1979 Smith collaboration,
"Dancing Barefoot," is odd enough to work; the Sidgwick/Kral originals
could use smarter lyrics, but don't want for hooks or commercial craft.
01. So Long
02. Restless Heart
03. Woman Be Strange
04. Miracle Mile
05. Dancing Barefoot
06. You Got Love
07. Wait Too Long
10. Don't Call Me
11. Time Will Tell
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