Saturday, September 8, 2012

"Takin' It Back" by Breathless

Song#:  0006
Date:  01/12/1980
Debut:  96
Peak:  92
Weeks:  4
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits: Breathless' lone chart hit was just a minor blip nationally, but the band enjoy local success in their hometown of Cleveland. They released two albums and then went their separate ways. A few of them went on to play with Donnie Iris & the Cruisers.

ReduxReview: I'm surprised this didn't get more national support from EMI and/or it didn't catch on. It's really a good pop/rock song that grows on you with repeated listenings. It is well produced by Don Gehman (John Mellencamp, REM, Hootie & the Blowfish) and has a nice late-70s-early 80s rock feel. Should've been a bigger hit.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia: The founder of the group, Jonah Koslen, was a member of the Michael Stanley Band and formed Breathless after he left that group.


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