Rouen – Young For A Day [1987]

61brlIYRQnL._SL1280_Country United Kingdom

Style Hi-Tech AOR/Pop

Rating 85/100

Band Members J. Johnson, Mark Roslanowski, Nick Allsop, Nick Sellars, Nik Cox

Tracks, 01. Young For A Day, 02. Hold Me, 03. Wheels Are Turning, 04. Don’t Take Them Away, 05. Guilt, 06. Let It All Out, 07. Lying All The Time, 08. Shot In the Morning Light, 09. Ordinary Life, 10. Splash, 11. Shake!

Profile Pop/rock band Rouen, were formed in the Worcestershire town of Bewdley during 1984. Within no time, the band had signed a publishing deal with and subsequently signed a contract with Island Records during January 1985. With a publishing deal and a recording contract under their belt, Rouen then embarked upon a six week national tour as a support act for The Explorers. After several singles in summer of 1987 Rouen finally released the long awaited album, “Young for a Day”. As a compliment to its release, the band appeared on National TV, turning up on shows like ‘Cheggers plays Pop’, ‘TV-AM’ and ‘Wack-a day’, and they were even heard playing in the background on on the juke box in the Queen Vic during an episode of Eastenders. Tons of synthesizers fills this outstanding release. “Young For A Day” starts off the album with a fun-filled catchy tune, while tracks like “Hold me” and “Let it All Out” proved they could be catchy without being embarrassing, and hold their own, had the radio played them more. Extremely rare to be found nowdays in the vein of Bolland, Bricklin, Alarm and The Koo.

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