Thursday, October 18, 2012

"Stay in Time" by Off Broadway

Song#:  0093
Date:  03/22/1980
Debut:  90
Peak:  51
Weeks:  7
Genre:  Power Pop, Rock

Pop Bits:  This group from Oak Park, Illinois, were following in the steps of that other popular band from the area, Cheap Trick. The band had a loyal following in Chicago and was able to get their first album, "On," released in 1979. This first single made it almost halfway up the chart (as did the album at #101), but the subsequent follow-up generated zilch. By 1983 the band was done for the day. However, members of the band got back together in the late 90s for a couple discs and continued to tour until 2009. For the band's 35th anniversary, a version of the group is currently playing around Chicago and has released a new song and video. They didn't make much of a dent on the charts, but their early discs are fondly remember by those who are aficionados of power-pop.

ReduxReview:  I can see the attraction here for the power-pop crowd. It has a terrific beginning which hints at something pretty grand, but it is a little lackluster after that. I was expecting something a bit more rockin' after the opening. However the chorus is good and clicks in your mind. Overall, a pretty interesting and tasty tune.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  The band name comes from a suggestion that if the band were a theater show, they would probably be considered an off-Broadway one.



  1. It's bizarre about what you wrote (in hindsight). I started this one up and went on to something else, and said to myself "Wow, this sounds like Cheap Trick" and then seconds later "Wow, that fell off the cliff fast." Not too bad for a group I hadn't heard before, but it got only OK very quickly.

  2. Chart Run: 90 - 80 - 71 - 63 - 53 - 51 - 85