Tuesday, November 18, 2014

"Enough Is Enough" by April Wine

Song#:  1083
Date:  07/03/1982
Debut:  90
Peak:  50
Weeks:  8
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  April Wine took a bit of a break after "The Nature of the Beast," became their most successful album in the US. It was their second LP to go gold and it was helped along by the #21 showing of "Just Between You and Me." After their short hiatus, they returned with "Power Play." This first single faltered at the halfway mark on the pop chart while the album fizzled at #37 and failed to go gold. It was a disappointment following their previous successes.

ReduxReview:  This song starts out with some promising licks, but overall it ends up as a competent, yet bland, rock tune. There is nothing special about it or their performance. It sounds more like an album track than a single. If this was the best they had to offer from the LP, then I'm not shocked that record buyers ignored it.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  The second single from the album was "Tell Me Why." The song would get to #46 on the Canadian chart (their home country), but fail to reach the US pop chart. The song is a cover of a Beatles original that appeared on their "A Hard Days Night" album. The original was an up-tempo tune written by John Lennon. April Wine turned it into a ballad for their cover version.


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