Thursday, January 3, 2013

"Take a Little Rhythm" by Ali Thomson

Song#:  0204
Date:  06/14/1980
Debut:  92
Peak:  15
Weeks:  17
Genre:  Pop, Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  Scotland native Thomson made the move to L.A. for an audition with A&M Records. They signed him and his debut album yielded this title track hit. At the time there was criticism that both the song and his voice sounded like Paul McCartney, but that didn't keep record buyers from pushing the song up the chart giving him his only Top 20 hit.

ReduxReview:  This vaguely sounds familiar. I'm sure I must have heard this back in the day. And chances are many years from now I may hear this and think the same thing. Nice jaunty tune, but it sticks to my brain about as well as Post-It note glue. And, yeah, it kind of does sound like a McCartney knock-off.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Thomson's brother was already a successful musician at the time. Dougie Thomson joined Supertramp in 1972 and stayed until the group initially disbanded in 1988.


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