Monday, November 26, 2012

"Midnight Rendezvous" by The Babys

Song#:  0154
Date:  05/03/1980
Debut:  87
Peak:  72
Weeks:  4
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Their previous single "Back On My Feet Again" (Redux #0016) was a great radio song, but peaked well short of expectations at #33. The new Babys line-up that now included Jonathan Cain seemed destined to ignite with their "Union Jacks" album, but ended up fizzling. This John Waite/Jonathan Cain co-written song would be the second single from the album.

ReduxReview:  While not as strong as "Back On My Feet Again," this song does have some good qualities to it and is one of their better tracks. There is one section of the song that really reminds me of a similar section in 38 Special's "Hold On Loosely," which would be released in 1981.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  The punched up and glossier sound came courtesy of producer Keith Olsen who had just finished up work on Pat Benatar's "Crimes of Passion." In addition to producing Fleetwood Mac's self-titled 1975 album, Olsen has produced works for artists like Rick Springfield, REO Speedwagon, Kim Carnes, Foreigner, Journey, Santana, and many others.


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