Monday, October 17, 2011

805 - Stand In Line (1982)

805 - Stand In Line (1982) remastered
805 was founded in the NY area in 1977 by vocalist and guitar player Dave Porter.
While playing covers in the clubs circuit, the band wrote and recorded original songs tirelessly, and eventually was signed by RCA.
At the beginning of '82, at the mansion and studio of Randy Bachman (Bachman Turner Overdrive) in Washington, 805 recorded their debut "Stand In Line".

"Stand In Line" includes really good songs in a lite-prog AOR style, with a brilliant and crisp production.
"Young Boys" and "Fools Parade" are commercial tunes with a typical eighties ambience, the title track reminds you Genesis Phil Collins-era, while "Making It All Seem True" is a beautifully spiced AOR track (love the keys on this one).
"Defense" has radio potential with very cool synths in the vein of AOR progsters Saga, and "Going Nowhere At All" has magical arrangements sounding pretty British to my ears.

Never released on CD, "Stand In Line" is one of the best commercial proggy AOR albums of the beginning of the '80s.

01 - Stand In Line
02 - Young Boys
03 - Fools Parade
04 - Making It All Seem True
05 - Defense
06 - Gimme Everything
07 - Keeping The Spark Alive
08 - Float Away
09 - Out In The Light
10 - Going Nowhere At All

Dave Porter - lead vocals, guitars
Ed Vivenzio - keyboards, backup vocals
Greg "Creamo" Liss - bass, chapman stick, backup vocals
Frank Briggs - drums, percussion

805 - Stand In Line (1982)


Unknown said...

Very Good post camelbue ;)
LUV this Band :)

Lookin' for
805 - young boys live 1982
can U help if you please

Thnks in advance

troynew said...

I see you chose not to use my upload of the band's official mp3 release?
Makes me wonder if this one sounds even better.

Camelblue said...

@ troynew;
Your files sounds much better of course, and your link is still alive.
Just wanted to post this vinyl-rip for fun (restored looong time ago).

Lore Heart said...

me encanto camel blue espero podamas estar mas cerca asi charlamos de musica ejej se lo digo en ingles!!
loved camel blue hope to get closer so we talked of music ejej I say in English

azfrankie said...

Never heard of this group; but they are great. Thank you a lot!

Camelblue said...

Link Updated