Monday, March 11, 2013

"Everything Is Alright" by Spider

Song#:  0278
Date:  08/02/1980
Debut:  88
Peak:  86
Weeks:  3
Genre:  Pop, Rock

Pop Bits:  Spider's second single from their debut album just had a few minor weeks on the chart and didn't build on the Top 40 success of their first single "New Romance (It's a Mystery)" (#39). But a pair of chart songs was enough to get their label to push for a second disc.

ReduxReview:  This is another solid song written by group member Holly Knight. It's not as catchy as their first single, but it is a worthy follow-up. I'm not sure why, but by the time the song is ending I get the feeling that this could have been a pretty good Journey track.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Kiss drummer Peter Criss was still recovering from injuries related to a car crash when the group was recording their album "Dynasty." Spider member Anton Fig was hired to replace Criss on the drums for the sessions. He also did the drums for the follow-up album "Unmasked." He was not given any credits on the albums and Kiss management hid the fact for years, making it seem like Criss did all the drum work when in fact he only did one song on "Dynasty." Criss left the band soon after and was then fully replaced by Eric Carr.


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