jueves, 3 de noviembre de 2011

Farrenheit - St 1987 (AOR) USA 225@


Personnel: Charlie Farren (vocals, guitar); Deric Dyer (saxophone); Bill Cuomo (keyboards); Muzz (drums).Photographer: Bonnie Schiffman.Charlie Farren was lead singer of the Joe Perry Project six years prior to the release of this Keith Olsen-produced record. It is arena rock, make no doubt about that, but it is great arena rock. Farren is a tremendous singer, frontman, and songwriter. He's appeared on Bad Company's Fame & Fortune disc as well as The Heat by Nona Hendrix, but the industry has failed to give him his due. "Lost in Loveland," "Fool in Love," and "Shine" on this Warner Bros. debut are outstanding titles. This is not your annoying, whiny Steve Perry/Mickey Thomas eunuch rock, all due respect to those gentlemen. But where their voices tend to grate upon repeated listening, Farren is smooth as silk. He's got the grit along with the range, a very nice balance. "Bad Habit" might not be his most legendary tune, but it still rocks better than most. Deric Dyer's saxophone adds an element to "Impossible World," which lifts it beyond the genre Farrenheit knows so well into a jazz/rock territory Steely Dan keeps a tight grip on. Dyer would perform with Tina Turner on her Live in Europe album in 1988, just a year later. This is grade-A stuff. "Goofy Boy" has to-the-point lyrics by Farrem about the underdog in a dating situation. His way with words shouldn't be overshadowed by the musicianship and his vocal prowess. The Australian company, Raven Records, re-released six of Farren's tracks with the Joe Perry Project from I've Got the Rock 'N' Rolls Again on a compilation, The Music STILL Does the Talking in 1999. A good argument for keeping songs like "New Days," "Wildness," and especially "Staying Together" from this album in circulation. ~ Joe Viglione

1 comentario:

  1. Hola Kissmar,
    Realmente aprecio tu buena voluntad para compartir este sensacional debut del grupo Farrenheit. Es lo máximo, un amasijo de fusión y AOR; tildé repetir en el reproductor para continuar escuchándolo.
    Gracias amigo,
    Harry

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