Saturday, October 18, 2014

"The Last Safe Place on Earth" by LeRoux

Song#:  1044
Date:  05/29/1982
Debut:  87
Peak:  77
Weeks:  5
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  The band's first LP for the RCA label, "Last Safe Place," yielded the #18 hit "Nobody Said It Was Easy." This follow-up single was issued, but it couldn't make much of an impact on the chart. The album would be the peak moment of their career. Following the success, the band's lead singer, Jeff Pollard, decided rock music was not the road for him and left to join a Baptist ministry.

ReduxReview:  This is another one of those rock tunes that sounds like it was the theme from a grade-B comedy movie. It's an okay listen, but there is nothing special that would prompt a better chart showing.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  LeRoux's previous album, "Up," was their third for Capitol Records and was produced by Jai Winding. Winding's father, Kai, was a successful trombonist who played with Benny Goodman and Stan Kenton. Kai had a hit of his own in 1963 with the instrumental version of the song "More," the theme from the movie "Mondo Cane." The single reached #8 on the pop chart.


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