Tuesday, May 16, 2023

"Nothin' to Hide" by Poco

Song#:  4125
Date:  12/02/1989
Debut:  89
Peak:  39
Weeks:  12
Genre:  Country Rock

Pop Bits:  Thanks to a push from Richard Marx, the original Poco band got back together and would record the album Legacy. Its first single, "Call It Love," would become an unexpected hit getting to #18 Pop/#2 AC/#3 Rock. To follow it up, this next track, which was co-written and produced by Marx, was selected for single release. It wouldn't perform as well, but was still able to crack the Pop Top 40 while getting to #10 AC. The singles helped sell the LP and it would eventually go gold (#40).

ReduxReview:  This waltz-ish tune was a pretty good follow up, but it wasn't enough for lightning to strike twice for the band. Still, the single was able to crack the Top 40 alongside the glam metal and freestyle hits of the day so in general it performed pretty well. I think Marx did a good job writing a tune that dialed into the band's sound. His production was restrained and that allowed the band to shine. It's not a song I'd gravitate towards, but it was nicely done.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:   The success of the Legacy album should have pushed the band to do a follow up. While they did intend to do that and it seems even started recording some songs, the supporting tour for Legacy encountered issues, which in turn brought in little money for the band or their label RCA. As a result, the band was dropped from the RCA roster. With little in the way of prospects, most band members departed and went on to do other projects. Original member Rusty Young decided to try and keep the band alive as a touring unit and with a new lineup performed throughout the 90s. Later in 2002, an iteration of the band was able to release the indie album Running Horses. In 2013, another LP would be release. As the years ticked by, Young would keep a version of the band going and touring. Unfortunately, it all came to a halt in 2021 when he died. Poco would officially come to an end.


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