Wednesday, October 22, 2014

"Right Kind of Love" by Quarterflash

Song#:  1049
Date:  05/29/1982
Debut:  82
Peak:  56
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  After two successful singles from their self-titled debut album, including the #3 "Harden My Heart," the band issued a third. This ballad-leaning tune, featuring lead singer Rindy Ross' sax playing, didn't catch fire and remained in the bottom half of the chart.

ReduxReview:  I'm not sure a third single was really necessary. The two strongest songs from the LP were already hits and while the balance of the album had some good material, there was nothing left that was truly single-worth. This one was probably the best of the remainder. It's a good song, but I think they would have been better off to quickly get a solid lead single released from their next album.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  The group's name is rooted in Australian slang (despite the band being from Portland, Oregon). It is a take on a phrase that was used in reference to new immigrants who were "one quarter flash and three parts foolish." Group founders Marv and Rindy Ross apparently found the phrase in a book at their producer's house.


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