Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Cry - s/t (1980, RCA)

I'm not sure if the then-ascendant Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson made a genuine impression on this Canuck five-some, or if these guys mined a little bit of their collective panache to hop onto the bandwagon.  In any event, The Cry certainly sound sincere, wielding a blue collar penchant with something resembling a poignant romantic aptitude.  The band these fellows most immediately remind me of are the tragically obscure A's, a Philly combo who were in existence simultaneously to The Cry.  The Elvis comparison is all the more obvious when Robo MacPherson gets the frequent urge to pound on some very organ-y sounding keys.  Another wrinkle is frontman Kimball Fox, whose timbre occasionally recalls Tom Petty, but that could well be a coincidence.   While not a front-to-back embarrassment of riches, The Cry by and large make their debut count, and it just might compel you to investigate the rest of their catalog, which from what I can tell entails two more LPs.

PS: Track three is a Kinks tune.

01. Crackdown
02. Something Like That
03. I'm Not Like Everybody Else
04. Last Laugh
05. Guitar
06. Can't Get Close
07. You
08. Razor's Edge
09. Little Sister
10. Who Cares


Matt said...

This is awesome! Thanks!

Allen Lulu said...

Hi there! Remember me? The guy with that Facebook 80s retrospective?(You're still welcome to join. It's called The Listening Post: The 80s)
Can you reupload this? I have only been able to hear a few tracks on YouTube and they have been so inspiring I don't wanna review the album without hearing the whole thing.
I sometimes don't seem to get notifications when comments are posted on blogs so if you are okay with emailing me if you can do it, the email is
Please join us!

Allen Lulu said...
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Allen Lulu said...

Got it. Thanks so much. What a terrific find. Now I have to seek out Meyer's other stuff, with The Stampeders.
The offer still stands, if you are on Facebook, we would love to have you join us at our group. Even to just check it out.
It's The Listening Post: The 80s. It's a private group but I would happily approve you. We are just about 200 members and having a blast.
Really hope you come on over.
Once again, thanks for making this available.

marcos said...

reupload please