Blackfoot Sue – Talk Radio [1995]

talk-radioCountry United Kingdom

Style Melodic Rock/AOR

Rating 84/100

Band Members Tom Farmer – Lead vocals,bass, David Farmer – Drums,backing vocals, Gary Farmer – Guitar,backing vocals, Steve Turner – Lead guitar,keyboards

Tracks 01. Talk Radio, 02. Book of Life, 03. F.O.D., 04. That’s No Lie, 05. Standing in the Road, 06. Small Town, 07. Better Than Being in Love, 08. Red on Blue, 09. You’re So Beautiful, 10. Goodbye

Profile Formed in Birmingham at beginning of the seventies, BLACKFOOT SUE scored a top 5 hit single in UK with their rock ‘n roll often compared with Slade. But the band would become a reference for AOR fans during the ’80s under a different moniker “Outside Edge”. After playing in different outfits between 1989-92, the guys decided to resurrect the name Blackfoot Sue after almost 20 years. Third brother Gary Farmer (guitar, backing vocals) and Steve Turner (lead guitar, keyboards) completed this new incarnation of the band. Blackfoot Sue recorded a new album, originally only released in Germany in 1995 as ‘Talk Radio’. All these songs plus “Fall From Grace” (recorded later) were repackaged two years after by HTD Records and this time distributed all over Europe under the title “Red On Blue”.

Blackfoot Sue sounds absolutely early ’90s Melodic Hard Rock more related to the American sound than British or European. Songs like “F.O.D.” or the remake of the old Blackfoot Sue song “Standing In The Road” are crafted in the Damn Yankees mould both in sound & style, the excellent “Book Of Life” akin Night Ranger, while songs such as “Fall From Grace” and specially the melodic “Goodbye” recall nineties Danger Danger (Paul Laine era). Some numbers obviously have a Ouside Edge smell like the great mid-tempo / AORish “Small Town”, and the pumping rocker “You’re So Beautiful”, both filled with synths / keyboards in the background. It’s a good, rockin’ melodic disc containing really nice songs and a fine production. A collector’s item.

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