Monday, July 29, 2013

"Don't You Know What Love Is" by Touch

Song#:  0474
Date:  01/31/1981
Debut:  92
Peak:  69
Weeks:  6
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Touch spent a few weeks on the chart with "When the Spirit Moves You" (#65) from their debut album. This second single almost matched the peak of that song and it was enough for their label to call for a second LP. However, the group had issues and a full follow-up never materialized. This would be their final chart single.

ReduxReview:  "When the Spirit" was a pretty good tune and so I was hoping this song would match it or better. But it does not. I don't think it is as fun and catchy as the first single. It's more along the lines of a Foreigner tune, but weaker. Nothing bad, but nothing here to make me want to listen multiple times. It's standard AOR fodder.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The group recorded their second LP with producer Todd Rundgren. However, some in the group seemed to not like the results and wanted to re-record the album while others were ready to set it for release. The issue caused problems for the band and their label and eventually the LP was shelved and the group called it a day. Tracks from the Rundgren-produced sessions did appear later as bonus tracks on the reissue of their debut disc.


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