Tuesday, August 11, 2009

TODD HOBIN and The Heat - Turn It On (1985)

At the time of this release, Todd Hobin had a lush career over his shoulders.
This miniLP is the result of his new band assembled after the last tour he did.
1984: friendly radio AOR rock rule the air, and that's what you get here.
Uptempo and festive tunes, heavily synth dominated, strong guitars.

Todd has an 'affected' voice, and his vocal style fits like a glove into these well written songs, simple & effective.
My pick: title track, a very good mid-paced intro with a keyboard festival throughout the entire tune.
But all are good, no fillers here.
Recommended mid 80's AOR!

1. Everybody's Girl
2. For A Girl Like You
3. She
4. Alibi
5. Turn It On

Todd Hobin: lead vocals, guitars
Doug Moncrief: lead & backing vocals, keyboards & guitars
Mark Novak: bass & backing vocals
Shawn Hobin: drums & backing vocals

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Unknown said...

Another gem from you buddy!!! 2 thumbs up....
i wonder how it must have felt when we use to get these great songs every other time on the radio during the 80's..... i wish i was a bit older during those times to really relish the music.... wow....

1ML said...

los ochenta vuelven con fuerza, ahora el mundo de la moda tambien vuelve sus ojos hacia las chaquetas con hombreras, ¿hacia donde nos dirigimos?
No pares


can u please re up it?
thanks in advance!