Monday, April 13, 2020

"Somebody Save Me" by Cinderella

Song#:  3102
Date:  04/25/1987
Debut:  91
Peak:  66
Weeks:  7
Genre:  Hard Rock, Glam Metal

Pop Bits:  The second single from Cinderella's debut album Night Songs, "Nobody's Fool," was a major breakthrough hitting #13 Pop and #25 Rock. That result plus exposure on MTV sent the album to #3. To keep sales of the LP going, this third single was issued out. The more raucous track didn't attract the same audience who liked the power balladry of "Nobody's Fool" and the song stayed in the bottom half of the Pop chart while only reaching #37 at Rock.

ReduxReview:  This song got the band back to the same territory that was already occupied by bands like Ratt and AC/DC. The groove and guitar riff is solid, but I find it a bit too repetitive. The verse and chorus are the same with just a bit more melody in the verse. A bridge and a solo section breaks it up, but not quite enough. Luckily, it is not a long track so it doesn't necessarily outstay its welcome. It wasn't a bad track, just one that was a better album jam than a single.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  When Cinderella got signed to Mercury Records, their drummer was Jim Drnec. He had replaced original drummer Tony Destra, who had jumped ship to join Britny Fox. However, for the recording of the band's debut album session musician Joey Cortez stepped in to play drums. When the album was done, Drnec was then replaced briefly by Al Barker. Finally, just prior to the album's release and the filming of its videos, Fred Coury became the band's permanent drummer. He stayed on until 1991, but ended up rejoining them in 1996. As a side gig, Coury began writing themes and background music for sports teams and TV shows. He ended up writing the theme to the NBC prime time game show The Wall as well as scoring music for shows like the NBC medical drama The Night Shift and the reality show Gene Simmons: Family Jewels.


No comments:

Post a Comment