Their Only Good One
This is a fantastic debut album. There are only 2 kinda so -so songs. The rest is great. Give it a test spin. After this one, they went downhill very fast and faded into oblivion. Maybe they should have kept their original name of Seafood Mama. It might have helped.......
Good old rock and rolll
this is a blast from the past. some good ole rock and roll from the early eighties.
An 80's gem for all time
Many people immediately think of fluffy 80's bands when they think of Quarterflash and only remember the hits Harden My Heart and Find Another Fool. This album is so much more than those songs and displays a rather talented group of musicians and diverse blend of styles. If you only buy one song from this album, get Williams Avenue -- it's one of the best jams of all time! I'd give it five stars if only it wasn't such a poorly engineered album.
The sax-heavy pop/rock band known as Quarterflash formed in early 1980, joining together two of Oregon's more popular acts: Seafood Mama, which contributed singer/saxophonist Rindy Ross and her guitarist husband Marv; and Pilot, which added guitarist Jack Charles, keyboardist Rick DiGiallonardo, bassist Rich Gooch, and drummer Brian David Willis. The band would release four albums, starting with its 1981 self-titled debut, which sold over two million copies and spawned two of the group's biggest songs, "Harden My Heart," which went to number three on the charts, and the Top 20 hit "Find Another Fool." Subsequent albums would not reach the blockbuster commercial success of their debut, but they continued to sell albums steadily throughout the mid-'80s. Another notable song was "Night Shift," which was the theme for the movie of the same name. They followed up their debut with 1983's Take Another Picture, which produced another Top 20 hit, "Take Me to Heart," as Quarterflash continued forward with their trademark rock sound. By Girl in the Wind in 1984, the band began to run out of clever hooks and issued just one more album, Back into Blue, in 1985. After recording an unreleased album in 1995, a modified version of the band anchored by the Rosses continued to perform live. ~ Stacia Proefrock
- Portland, OR