Sunday, June 22, 2014

"Don't Let Him Know" by Prism

Song#:  0894
Date:  01/30/1982
Debut:  86
Peak:  39
Weeks:  10
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  This Canadian group was formed by producer Bruce Fairbairn in the mid-70s from members of other Vancouver-area bands. He would produce the group while members, mainly Jim Vallance, would write the songs. Over the course of four albums, the group gained popularity in Canada scoring a few chart singles there while putting three songs in the bottom half of the US chart. After some personnel changes, the group issued their fifth album "Small Change." This first single became their biggest US chart success just nudging into the Top 40.

ReduxReview:  The opening of this song sounds like something from a Michael J. Fox movie. It's one of those songs that is likable and jams right along, yet doesn't have anything that makes you want to run out and buy it. I guess that kind of makes it good background music for something. Pleasant enough to hear without being distracting. I don't think there is anything wrong with that. I enjoyed it.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Although Jim Vallance had left the group earlier, this song was written by him along with another upstart musician, Bryan Adams. The two would form a partnership that would results in a streak of hits for Adams later in the 80s.


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