80's Pop-Rock at its Finest
I agree with the album overview that the title song is classic 80's, but completely disagree that, if you're looking for other well-known Scandal songs, you should look elsewhere. "Beat of a Heart" and "Hands Tied" were big rock radio hits for the band, too. Also, "Only the Young" is the song Journey had a big hit with and Scandal scored some airplay with it, too. If you love 80's rock or pop/rock in general, you'll love these songs.
Whoever wrote the iTunes review obviously didn't own a radio in the 80's
Yes, The Warrior was the big smash, omnipresent in late 1984, charting at #7. But Beat of a Heart and Hands tied are fabulous songs that charted at #41 and received strong airplay. Only the Young is a cover of the popular Journey song from the Visionquest soundtrack. So, if you haven't heard any of these songs other than The Warrior, it proves you don't listen to anything but top 40 (and psst, I got a little secret for you, most of rocks great songs never make it to the top 40). Hunt for some great album rock like Hands Tied and Beat of a Heart, and download one of the 80's better cds. Oh yeah, don't forget to catch the Vh-1 Bands Reunited feature on Scandal. It's pretty good!
Scandal The Warrior
They ain't no tellin' how many cassette tapes of this album I wore out! I could relate to the whole album in 1984.
Guitarist Zack Smith formed the mainstream pop/rock band Scandal after playing in various groups, including ones that featured Dee Murray and Davey Johnson of the Elton John band. Scandal's lineup was secured in 1982, with the addition of vocalist Patty Smyth; the rest of the band included bassist Ivan Elias, guitarist Keith Mack, keyboardist Benji King, and drummer Frankie La Rocka. After opening for acts like the Kinks and Hall & Oates, the band released their debut single, "Goodbye to You," in 1982; their self-titled debut album followed soon afterward. The Warrior was released two years later. The title track was a Top Ten hit and the album went platinum. However, Smyth left for a solo career the following year, causing the band to break up. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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