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Standing In the Dark

Platinum Blonde

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Album Review

Standing in the Dark gave Platinum Blonde instant stardom in their homeland of Canada, combining hints of new wave flair with solid pop sturdiness. The twin hits of "Doesn't Really Matter" and "Standing in the Dark" bombarded radio and music video, both gaining popularity from their cold war messages, their electronic drum usage, and well-constructed choruses. Although these two tracks were the album's best, two others kept Standing in the Dark's album sales from dwindling. "Sad Sad Rain" exhibited Mark Holmes' sincere vocal panache and "Not in Love" imitated bands like Duran Duran and Icehouse with its elevated, yet primly trimmed, refrain. The album's filler comes in the way of thinly written and performed tracks such as "Video Disease," "Cinderella Story," and "Leaders in Danger," all strapped by standard, unimaginative keyboard dabbling and watery vocal/guitar interchanges resulting in typical '80s new wave pablum. But even with these flaws, Standing in the Dark still sparks some relatively pleasing formulaic pop. Although out of print, as are all of Platinum Blonde's albums, the better material can be found on Seven Year Itch, a complete-hits package.

Biography

Formed: 1981

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '80s, '90s

Platinum Blonde was formed in Toronto, Canada in 1982 between the end of the disco boom and the beginnings of glammy hard rock. New wave was in its commercial glory and bands like the Police, Duran Duran and Billy Idol were combining fashion and sound to cash in on the new art form of music video. Vocalist Mark Holmes, guitarist Sergio Galli, bassist Kenny MacLean and percussionist Chris Steffer were Canada's answer to those bands. In 1983, Platinum Blonde released its debut album, Standing in the...
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