Saturday, December 14, 2013

"Ready for Love" by Silverado

Song#:  0655
Date:  07/04/1981
Debut:  95
Peak:  92
Weeks:  3
Genre:  Soft Rock

Ready For Love by Silverado on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  Hailing from Connecticut, this group was signed to RCA on the west coast and they released  a couple country-rock albums in 1976 and 1977. The LPs didn't move nationally, but they did scored some local airplay. Their association with RCA ended and with that came a move back east. They signed with Pavillion/CBS and issued the soft rock disc "Ready for Love." The title track was the lead single and it gained enough attention to get it on the chart for a few weeks. But it wasn't enough to keep the group going and it would be their final album.

ReduxReview:  Oh such disappointment. This song starts off great with a nice opening and a really cool verse and I thought for sure I'd discovered a lost treasure. But then the chorus hits and it turns into a bland, dorky, sing-songy tune that basically negates the excellent lead-up. If not for the opening and verse, the rating for this song would be notches lower, but I'm scoring some points here for coming up with half of a terrific song.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  This group was founded and mainly consisted of two musicians - Carl Shillo and Buzz Goodwin. Although Goodwin left the band after their heyday to work in the pro audio biz (and unfortunately died in 2013), Shillo still continues to play under the Silverado moniker in the New England area.


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