Saturday, November 30, 2013

"Suzi Found a Weapon" by Randy VanWarmer

Song#:  0641
Date:  06/20/1981
Debut:  83
Peak:  55
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Pop, Rock

Pop Bits:  VanWarmer's previous album, "Terraforma," couldn't find any solid ground and pretty much sank along with its associated single, "Whatever You Decide" (#77). His next album, "Beat of Love," didn't reverse the downward trend, but it did feature this single which made it about halfway up the chart. It would be his last chart entry.

ReduxReview:  This song falls even further away from his lovely ballad "Just When I Needed You Most" (#4, 1979). It almost crosses over into new wave territory. It's nothing that makes you go "wow!," but it chugs along pretty good. I kind of sounds like an outtake from a Cars session.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Growing up, VanWarmer dreamed of being an astronaut and loved the space program. Although that did not work out for him, he did eventually end up in space. After his death in 2004 from leukemia, his cremated remains were sent into space in 2007.


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