Monday, April 7, 2014

"Poor Man's Son" by Survivor

Song#:  0784
Date:  10/17/1981
Debut:  78
Peak:  33
Weeks:  14
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Survivor's second album "Premonition" gave them their first Top 40 single with this song. The tune gained the attention of many folks, but one person in particular loved the song and contacted the band - Sylvester Stallone. That call would eventually lead to Survivor's biggest hit the following year.

ReduxReview:  I think Survivor started to really hone in on their sound with this album and song. More direct and cohesive than the scattered single from their debut album "Somewhere in America" (#70), the tune is a good rocker with a pop-leaning edge that is good for radio. This song basically set them up for their further chart successes.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Some band names end up as logos that will appear on all their album covers and merchandise. For their "Premonition" album, the artwork had the band's name in a specific script style. The same logo would appear on their next five albums.


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