Choice – Choice Cuts [1980]

Choice-Choice-Cuts

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 “Take Me Down” is a mid-tempo with some nice guitar work, while “For You” sounds outdated but radio-friendly.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 and 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.

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

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