Tuesday, February 10, 2015

"You Don't Want Me Anymore" by Steel Breeze

Song#:  1163
Date:  08/28/1982
Debut:  67
Peak:  16
Weeks:  20
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  This Sacramento band got signed to RCA Records and issued their self-titled debut album in 1982. This first single got a lot of attention and debuted quite high on the chart for a new artist. It seemed destined for the Top 10 but it petered out at #16. However, it did reach #9 on the Mainstream Rock chart while the album hit #50.

ReduxReview:  I ended up liking this song much more in later years. I had basically forgotten about it until it showed up on an 80s compilation I bought. The honking keyboard riff at the beginning was instantly recognizable. It's a great song and should have been an easy Top 10'er.

ReduxRating:  8/10

Trivia:  The band got signed thanks to the efforts of producer/artist/impresario Kim Fowley. Fowley found Steel Breeze's demo among a bunch that were on the way to the garbage bin. With the label looking for a Journey-like band, Fowley grabbed Steel Breeze's demo of this song and played it. The band got signed and Fowley signed on to produce their debut album. Fowley died just a few weeks before this post on Jaunary 15, 2015.


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