Friday, January 17, 2014

"You Could Take My Heart Away" by Silver Condor

Song#:  0685
Date:  07/25/1981
Debut:  78
Peak:  32
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  Formed in California and featuring lead vocal by Joe Cerisano, this group signed with Columbia Records and issued their self-titled debut album. This single made it into the Top 40 and it generated enough attention for Columbia to call for a second album. However, the only member from the original group to come back for the follow-up was Cerisano. That LP, "Trouble at Home," failed to create interest and the group disbanded.

ReduxReview:  The opening kind of sounds like the opening to an 80s TV show - you know, one that got cancelled after a season. And like that potential show, the song is a bit bland and forgettable. It also reminds me of an annoying Randy Newman tune from a Pixar movie. It seems to remind me of things I'm not a fan of, therefore it makes sense that I'm not a real fan of this ditty.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  Double Shot!  1) The group was initially formed by Cerisano and Earl Slick, who played guitar for David Bowie on his mid-70s tours and albums. Slick would rejoin Bowie for his 1983 Serious Moonlight tour and then go on to form the rockabilly group Phantom, Rocker & Slick who issued a successful self-titled debut in 1985 and a follow-up in 1986.  2) Cerisano provided lead vocals for the single "Hand Across America" (#62, 1986). The single was played during the Hands Across America benefit event that took place on May 25, 1986.


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