JOHN WAITE Ignition|
Rock Candy CANDY009
This 1982 album gets a long overdue CD release, for it's a bit of an
undiscovered (certainly underrated) classic. At the height of US
AOR and MTV, there are elements of both here and it's a mixture that
works surprising well.
Singer Waite has power and range, and lead guitarist Tim Pierce is
fast and fluid.
The piano on Mr Wonderful is funky and light hearted before some
crunching guitars come in.
There is an element of sameness to the general sound of some of the
tracks, as was common with US artists of that era. However, the
music is way above average, and it's very well packaged. The lengthy
sleevenotes include an essay and track-by-track notes by Waite
Review by Joe Geesin