Monday, June 23, 2014

"Voice on the Radio" by Conductor

Song#:  0895
Date:  01/30/1982
Debut:  85
Peak:  63
Weeks:  5
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  This SoCal group mainly consisted of Phil Minardi and Judy Comden who recorded a couple of demo songs that got the attention of Montage Records. A full group was developed and a self-titled EP was recorded. This first single got some attention and made it on the chart for a few weeks. No follow-up single or album was released and the band called it quits.

ReduxReview:  It's great when one of these lower chart dwellers catches me by surprise. I really like this tune and may have even bought it back in the day had I heard it. In a way, it has a similar vibe to the song in the previous post, Prism's "Don't Let Him Know," except this one just has a little more meat to the chorus. It almost butts up against Pat Benatar territory as well. It's a shame this one didn't do better.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  The EP did well and it generated interest from a major label. CBS was ready to record the group, but apparently changed their minds when they found out that lead singer Comden had polio as a kid and walked with a bit of a limp. In the very visual MTV video days, that was deemed unacceptable and CBS bailed. The group folded soon after.


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