Thursday, August 14, 2014

"On a Carousel" by Glass Moon

Song#:  0947
Date:  03/13/1982
Debut:  83
Peak:  50
Weeks:  7
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Developed in the 70s as a prog rock band, this Raleigh, NC, outfit changed to a more commercial pop/rock sound when they signed to Radio Records in 1978. Their self-titled debut album did very little business, but it was enough to call for a second LP. "Growing in the Dark" was issued and this first single became their one and only chart entry. After a change of personnel, the group put out a third album that went nowhere. They called it a day a couple years later.

ReduxReview:  This is one of my absolute favorite Hollies tunes (see below). Their unhinged version is exciting and awesome. So for me, any cover is going to pale in comparison. On this one, I'll give points for changing up the song and not just rehashing the original. But I'm not sure I really like it. When the drums/guitars first enter, it had me thinking this would rock out and it sounded good. But when the chorus hits, all that goes away in favor of a cheap keyboard line. It ends up sounding like a weak Cars cover. Their version is tolerable, but it's got nothing on the original.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  This is a remake of a 1967 song by The Hollies. Their original version reached the dreaded #11 spot. However, it did better in their UK homeland hitting #4.


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