Bonham - Wait For You (1989)
Founded by Drummer Jason Bonham, John Bonham's son, the band Bonham released their debut album The Disregard Of Timekeeping
in late 1989. The album went Gold and produced this huge AOR hit. No, that is not Robert Plant on vocals. The late Daniel MacMaster, who sounded an awful lot like Plant, IMO, was the real star, performing the vocals for this band.
Tracy Bonham - Mother Mother (1996)
This song, a very polarizing track back in the day, first produced a "meh" response from me, but has grown on me over the years. You either loved it or hated it. If nothing else, this track may elicit some discussion either way.
For the record, Tracy is no relation to John or Jason.
Dire Straits - The Man's Too Strong - (1985)
IMHO, this track, which didn't receive as much AOR airplay as the AOR/Pop hits from the Brothers In Arms
CD, is the standout of the CD, along with the title track. It's been years since I've heard it on commercial rock radio-a common trend here.
Dire Straits - Industrial Disease - (1982)
Perhaps my favorite Dire Straits track. From the Love Over Gold
album, this was a big AOR hit in late '82. This album was the first to feature keyboardist Alan Clark, who really enhanced the band's sound, which was top-notch to begin with.
Survivor - Broken Promises (1985
This track from the superb Vital Signs
CD, was one of the rare Survivor AOR hits that wasn't released as a single--translation: Pop/Top 40 stations didn't play it. Thus, it is largely forgotten by the masses, but not by yours truly, as it remains my absolute favorite Survivor track.
Pat Benatar - Promises In The Dark (1981)
Another notable RRHOF snub.
This former AOR hit, from the Precious Time
LP, featuring an awesome Neal Geraldo--Pat's husband--guitar solo, along with Pat delivering her usual vocal "home run" performance , is, for my money, is right up there with "Hell Is For Children" as the best Pat Benatar song. Do you agree?
As always, Rock on, Redszone!
Adieu from R4Blue.