Monday, November 19, 2012

"What's Your Hurry Darlin'" by Ironhorse

Song#:  0144
Date:  04/26/1980
Debut:  98
Peak:  89
Weeks:  6
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Randy Bachman, one of the founding members of Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO), left that group after their 1977 album "Freeways." He put one one solo album, "Survivor" in 1978, and then went on to form Ironhorse. The Canadian band had a minor hit in 1979 with "Sweet Lui-Louise" (#36) from their self-title debut album. It's success allowed them to get a second album out called "Everything is Grey." The sound on this album moved closer to pop than the rock found on the first album and the only song they could get on the chart was this tune. Ironhorse then had a personnel change and evolved into the group Union which released one album in 1981 called "On Strike."

ReduxReview:  This is a solid pop song that kind of reminds me of something the Moody Blues might have done. With Bachman powering the group I expected something a bit different, but this is a nice change of pace and I'm surprised it didn't do better on the chart. I could definitely hear this in the Top 40.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  If this song has an old rock n' roll sound that seems a bit familiar, there may be a reason. It was co-written by Bachman and Beach Boy Carl Wilson.


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