Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"Precious to Me" by Phil Seymour

Song#:  0467
Date:  01/24/1981
Debut:  78
Peak:  22
Weeks:  16
Genre:  Power Pop

Precious to Me by Phil Seymour on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  Back in the late 60s, Seymour met fellow musician Dwight Twilley and together they eventually formed The Dwight Twilley Band and had the #16 hit "I'm On Fire" in 1975. However, the band couldn't follow-up the hit and a few years later Seymour struck out on his own. His self-titled debut came out in 1981 and this first single almost broke into the Top 20. A second album was issued later, but failed to go anywhere. This would be his lone chart entry. Seymour continued playing and recording with other bands but unfortunately cancer took his life in 1993.

ReduxReview:  I've always liked this song. I don't remember it at the time it came out, but years later it was on a compilation of 80s songs and I liked it immediately. It has an updated-retro sound and a terrific chorus. His debut album has some nice songs, so if you like this one then check out some of the others.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Seymour's debut album contains the song "We Don't Get Along" written by Kathy Valentine. Valentine had written and performed it with her band The Textones. Valentine then moved on to her next band, The Go-Go's, and this song ended up on their second LP "Vacation." (That Top 10 title track was also a Textones song originally.) In an odd twist, Seymour ended up joining The Textones and recorded an album with them in 1984 called "Midnight Mission."


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