MPG – MPG [1981]

PhotobucketC0untry USA         

Style AOR

Rating 79/100

Band Members  David Mikeal – Guitar, Vocals, Kim Smith – Guitar, Vocals, Michael Bolt – Drums, Vocals, Steve Carey – Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Steve Locklin – Bass, Vocals

Tracks 01. Too Many Questions, 02. Workin’ Overtime, 03. Best Thing I Never Had, 04. Goodbye Cruel World, 05. Why Me, 06. Get Yours Tonight, 07. Hurt Me, 08. Can I Come Over Tonight?, 09. Always Something

Profile MPG (aka Miles Per Gallon) were an Atlanta based act who formed in late 1978. Bearing a style reminiscent of Toto or New England, the band rose to notable popularity in the southeast before A&M Records beckoned, prompting the release of their eponymous debut in 1981. Led by singer/keyboardist/songwriter, Steve Carey, MPG typified a sound that was in full swing by the early 80’s.

With excellent label support and regional airplay, it’s quite astounding that the album slipped by audiences and fell into total oblivion. This unfortunate setback led A&M to pull the plug early into the band’s contract, leaving them minus the three subsequent albums they had signed on to make. It wasn’t long before members began to defect and by 1982, the band were inactive. The members have all gone on to pursue careers in and out of the industry, though nothing quite on the scale of MPG.

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