Choise – Choice Cuts [1980]

Country USA          Style AOR/Rock

Rating 79/100

Band Members
Paul Roethlinger – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Brian Bartlett – Lead & Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Dave Miller – Bass, Backing Vocals, Bruce Dreher – Lead Vocals and Hammond B3, Mark Paxson – Lead Vocals and Keyboards , Steve Fecker – Drums and Percussion

Tracks
01. Rock & Roll Rocket, 02. Some People, 03. The Letter, 04. Annie D, 05. I’ve Got My Mind On Ruby, 06. Your Eyes, 07. Take Me Down, 08. Pretty Thing, 09. For You

PROFILE

“CHOICE” was a popular band in the U.S. south east area. In 1980, the group recorded and released their only album, ‘Choice Cuts’, for an indie label in association with Polydor Records.

I don’t like much the first 2 tracks (the singles of this album), obviously an attempt to conquer the radio waves. Not bad, just not enough good to me. But things are getting better with ‘The Letter’, and even more with ‘Annie D’, old school song but well crafted and performed. The best song here arrives on ‘I’ve Got My Mind On Ruby’, the structure has an inkling of Franke And The Knockouts in the mix. Same with ‘Your Eyes’, also with a flavor similar to the band MPG. ‘Take Me Down’ is a mid-tempo with some nice guitar work, while ‘For You’ sounds outdated but radio-friendly.

Correctly produced & recorded by Bruce Blackman at the famed ‘Studio One’, Doraville, Georgia. The band eventually broke up a short time after releasing the album, and this vinyl became a collectible item. Not essential, but a good and rare oldie.

 

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