Thursday, December 19, 2013

"Cool Love" by Pablo Cruise

Song#:  0660
Date:  07/04/1981
Debut:  75
Peak:  13
Weeks:  17
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  After a couple of minor albums, this San Francisco group tasted success with their third LP, 1977's "A Place in the Sun," which featured the #6 hit "Whatcha Gonna Do." They followed up with their biggest album, the #6 "Worlds Away," which scored with another #6 song "Love Will Find a Way." After a decline with their next album, they came back a bit with this song that became their last to hit the Top 20. The group struggled on their next (and final) release and split in 1984.

ReduxReview:  I didn't care too much for this song back then and now it's kind of gotten lost. It's actually a nice tune and a good listen. I don't think Pablo Cruise was an outstanding band, but they were often solid and had some good tunes. "Love Will Find a Way" was especially good with a great vocal turn from member David Jenkins. This one is a bit more low-key, but is worthy of a listen.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  So who in the group is Pablo Cruise? No one. It's a made-up name. The band typically says that "Pablo" represents an honest, down to earth person and that "Cruise" represents his fun loving attitude towards life.


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