Sunday, March 23, 2014

"Magic Power" by Triumph

Song#:  0762
Date:  10/03/1981
Debut:  89
Peak:  51
Weeks:  11
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Canadian band Triumph never really set the charts a-fire (they ended up with two minor Top 40 entries), but their relentless touring garnered them lots of fans who would get their albums to reach gold status. Their fifth album, "Allied Forces," became their peak moment hitting #23 on the chart and going platinum. It was helped along by this single which almost tipped into the top half of the chart. It wasn't a big pop hit but at rock radio it reached #8 and their follow-up song "Fight the Good Fight" reached #18 (though not charting at pop).

ReduxReview:  Had this made the Top 40 back then when I was all over it, I'm sure I would have latched onto this song pronto. It is right up my alley. But I actually didn't hear this song until a few years later when I caught it on a rock radio station. I didn't know who it was and it took me a while to find out, but I went and got the album when I discovered it was Triumph. The bulk of the album I really didn't care for, but this song was a favorite and I still enjoy it.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  Vocalist/Guitarist Rik Emmett got the odd spelling to his first name by accident. The credits on the band's first album was supposed to be Rick Emmett. But due to an error it ended up as Rik. Instead of pulling/reprinting albums or causing further confusion, he just adopted the spelling and remained as Rik throughout his career.


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