Susan – Falling In Love Again [1979]

Country USA          

Style Melodic Rock/Hard Rock

Rating 78/100

Band Members Charles Leland – Vocals,bass, Ricky Byrd – guitar,vocals, Tom Dickie – guitar,vocals, Mick Leland – drums,vocals

Tracks 01. Takin’ It Over , 02. I Was Wrong , 03. Falling In Love Again (Intro) , 04. Marlene , 05. A Little Time , 06. Power , 07. Too Bad , 08. Really Gonna Show , 09. Don’t Let Me Go , 10. Love The Way , 11. Tonight You’re Mine

Profile There’s so many artists that only released 1 album in their career & Susan / Falling In Love Again album on RCA records in 1979 should see the light on cd. The album produced by Frank Aversa and Mike Ricciardella (Ex Network drummer).

This album sounds like a band in transition rather than a strong debut. Byrd shines on “A Little Time,” one of two strong tracks on side one, but the band’s performance on another Byrd composition, “I Was Wrong,” is downright embarrassing for a group once so mighty. “Marlene,” which features Marlene Dietrich, and “Falling in Love Again” have that “Be My Baby” drum sound and comes closest to what Susan was all about. The Leland brothers were a phenomenal rhythm section, and Charles Leland had that Bowie look down pat.

Susan was a very popular band from the New York area that was signed to legendary Tony Mottala’s (Hall & Oates) management team & was destined for big things.  But like so many artists with no label support,the LP hit the cut-out bends.  Susan featured guitarists Tom Dickie who released 2 “New Wave’ sounding lps on Mercury under the moniker, Tom Dickie & The Desires & Ricky Byrd who joined Joan Jett & The Blackhearts for their “I LOve Rock N Roll “lp after leaving Susan.

Joe Viglione

 

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