Monday, August 4, 2014

"Don't Stop Me Baby (I'm on Fire)" by The Boys Band

Song#:  0937
Date:  03/06/1982
Debut:  89
Peak:  61
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Country Rock

Pop Bits:  Rusty Golden had been a musician since he was a kid and by his teen years he was already on tour playing drums for the gospel group The Rambos. He branched out to guitar and keyboards later and ended up playing a few gigs with his dad's group, The Oak Ridge Boys (member William Lee Golden is Rusty's father). William encouraged his son to start a group and with a couple of friends he formed The Boys Band. The trio got signed to Elektra and issued their self-titled debut LP. This first single spent a little time on the chart, but it seems it wasn't enough for the group to continue. This would be their lone single and LP.

ReduxReview:  The song straddles the line between soft rock and country. It's not too bad and the harmonies are quite nice. I wouldn't say this is outstanding in any way, but the tune is a pleasant enough listen. It probably went as high on the chart as it could as there is not too much here to really draw in a radio listener.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Double Shot!  1) Rusty and his brother Chris would go on to form The Goldens later in the 80s. They would issue two albums and gain a few minor country chart entries along the way, but without the hits coming their way, the group broke up.  2) Composer Lalo Shiffrin of "Mission: Impossible" fame wrote and conducted all the string arrangements on "The Boys Band" LP.


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