An album that should have seen the light of day in 1989 but due to
age-old politics at the record label was dropped from the release schedule.
The band was formed by singer/songwriter Tony 'Shev' Shevlin, along with
guitarist Andy Williams, drummer Mark Walker, bass player Nigel Pierce and
Shev's sister, Jules who added vocal harmonies. For the actual record the
producer wanted a different rhythm section and Pete Thomas (drums) and Bruce
Thomas (bass) were bought in (the two formed the rhythm section of Elvis
Costello & the Attractions).
The music is not unlike a British version of Bryan Adams in that the
songs have big choruses and plenty of rockin' guitar riffs. Another album
from the same period with similar sound was fellow British act, Dennis
Greaves & the Truth. Some great, straight-ahead rockers on here like
'That's OK', the bizarre lyrics of 'The Story Of Robert The Bunny'
and the AOR rocker 'If I Can Help You'. Even a touch of Springsteen
about 'I Just Wanna Dance With You' and they outdo FM on 'What's The
Difference Now', a classic example of British AOR. You get three bonus
tracks as well, with 'I Won't Wait Around' another fine tune.
Good to see such quality music finally get the release it deserves but
you can only wonder at how well it could have done back in 1989 when this
style of rock music was very much in vogue.