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Moon In Scorpio

The Family Stand

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Album Review

The Family Stand's small but loyal following argued that Moon in Scorpio was simply too ambitious and too creative for urban contemporary radio, and they're right. Much of the material was too rock-minded for R&B stations, and even the CD's less guitar-heavy offerings (such as "The Education of Jamie," "Plantation Radio," and the Prince-like "Quiet Desperation") didn't make the playlists of stations that were only interested in finding the next Guy clone or yet another Teddy Riley wannabe. "Plantation Radio," in fact, lambasts urban radio's frustrating conservatism. But while Moon in Scorpio wasn't a huge commercial hit, its meaty blend of R&B and rock was a creative triumph. One can hear a variety of soul and rock influences on this album — not only Prince and Sly & the Family Stone, but also, Ike & Tina Turner and Mother's Finest. In fact, Sandra St. Victor's gritty vocals bear a definite resemblance to MF singer Joyce Kennedy, while Peter Lord's singing has a Prince-like quality. Although such comparisons are well and good, it's important to stress that the Family Stand is a fine band in its own right. Moon in Scorpio is an underexposed gem that's well worth searching for.

Customer Reviews

Simply WOW!

One of the best and most overlooked masterpiece rock albums of the last 20 years!!!!

the family stand

This is a very good album

One of the best albums of all time

Moon in Scorpio is a must have for any real music lover! This is quite simply one of the best albums of all time and the display of talent by all the members of this band is just phenomenal! There has never been a better band than this and they were destroyed by the sheer stupidity of the record executives in charge of them at the time, who just did not understand the amazing act they had! This band should have been playing stadiums! I recently saw Sandra St. Victor, the female lead singer and am happy to say that 20 years later, she still has those vocal chops and did not miss a note! And happily, it was just announced that the Family Stand has reformed and recorded another album.


Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s

The Family Stand consists of Dallas, TX, native Sandra St. Victor, Jeffrey Smith, and Peter Lord, a native New Yorker. Lord and Smith originally answered to Evon Jeffries & the Stand, and recorded under that name two years prior to becoming the Family Stand. Though they have three albums to their credit, their biggest fame has come from "Promise of a New Day," a tune co-written with Paula Abdul and sung by the former Los Angeles Lakers dancer. Jacci McGhee replaced St. Victor on Connected, their...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music, Electronic, R&B/Soul, Soul
  • Released: 1991

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