Now that the trials and tribulations of daily life no longer, at least for now, tie up what used to be "free time", I'm planning on, once again, contributing one lost Rock Track entry per week, consisting of two -- occasionally more -- tracks, which have virtually disappeared from Commercial Terrestrial Rock Radio.
Without further adieu..
Jude Cole - Start The Car (1992)
Album: Start The Car
Better known, most likely, for the Pop/AOR crossover hits, "Baby, It's Tonight" and "Time For Letting Go", and for managing the occasionally Rock, mostly Lite FM - style band, Lifehouse, singer/songwriter/guitarist, Jude Cole scored a huge AOR hit exactly twenty-one years ago with this semi-bluesy track with a memorable guitar riff.
IMO, the best of Cole's four AOR hits, by far.
Firefall - Headed For A Fall (1980)
There are two ways in which to view this band:
: Best known for two of the sappiest/shmaltziest 70's songs: "You Are The Woman" and "Just Remember I Love You", of which I can honestly say that I do not ever recall hearing the aforementioned songs on AOR Radio.
: To their credit, the band moved away from the schmaltz sound and produced a handful of fine AOR hits, namely, "Strange Way" -- one of the band's signature songs -- and this track, which was also a minor Pop hit, in the style of Fleetwood Mac, Poco and early Eagles, even though it was/is too melancholy/painfully realistic for Pop radio, even for the time period, but fit right in on AOR radio.
To sum things up, IMO, with the possible exception of "Strange Way", one would be hard-pressed to find a better Firefall track, and if this posting helps to erase the sappy, gawd - awful Firefall tracks from your mind, it was well worth posting.
Adieu from R4Blue.