Sunday, April 23, 2017

"Satisfy Me" by Billy Satellite

Song#:  2020
Date:  08/18/1984
Debut:  82
Peak:  64
Weeks:  6
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Billy Satellite is not the stage name of a solo artist, but is the name of a band from California. Formed earlier in the 80s, the rock band's shows and demos secured them a deal with Capitol Records. Later in 1984, their self-titled debut album was ready to go. It was introduced by this first single that was able to reach #30 on the Rock chart. It crossed over to Pop for a few weeks, but couldn't make much headway. The album was able to sell a few copies and got to #139 on the chart.

ReduxReview:  The crunchy guitars that start the song sound really good and lead singer Monty Byrom's voice is kind of similar to Lou Gramm's (Foreigner). The track was radio-ready for Rock and I'm a little surprised it didn't do better on that chart. The song's harder edge and near-Southern rock-blues sound was not necessarily Pop radio friendly though. It's a solid tune, but nothing that was going to attract an 80s pop audience.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  This song would later be covered by Eddie Money on his 1999 album Ready Eddie. It would not be released as a single. The album would not chart and would be Money's last studio album for eight years.


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