Monday, November 11, 2013

"Sign of the Gypsy Queen" by April Wine

Song#:  0618
Date:  05/30/1981
Debut:  87
Peak:  57
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  The group followed up their best-ever US chart entry "Just Between You and Me" (#21) with this second single from their "The Nature of the Beast" LP. The song didn't click as well as the previous ballad and couldn't get into the top half of the chart. On their home turf of Canada, the single would only reach #40.

ReduxReview:  This starts off almost like Charlie Daniels meets Blue Oyster Cult. Not necessarily something I would like, but once the tune gets going it chugs along pretty good. I can't say it is something I'd seek out and it's probably not the greatest song for a single, but I can kind of dig it.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  This song is a remake of an early 70s chart entry. Songwriter Lorence Hud took the song to #16 on the Canadian chart in 1972.


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