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The Loose – Watcher [1986]

Country USA          

Style AOR

Rating 78/100

Band Members Keith Lee – Lead vocals,guitars, Phil Potter – Bass,vocals, John Davis – Drums,vocals, Greg Conner – Guitars,vocals, Rod Koehler – Keyboards,vocals

Tracks 01. The Watcher, 02. Running for Love, 03. Too Many Words, 04. This Dream Dies, 05. Every Night’s a Party, 06. The Great Awakening, 07. Towers of Steel

Profile “The Loose” hailed from state’s largest city -Omaha (Nebraska) and managed to release an indie mini-LP and a hard to find cassette in the late 80s. Apparently there were attemps as misguided as they were to land a deal with a bigger label, but no one was fooled. “Watcher” is the first band’s work released in the late ’86, recorded at Sound Recorders/Omaha, Nebraska and produced by the band and Clete Baker. The production is not very good and don’t wait to hear catchy tunes.

Of course there’re some good moments like the opener and album’s title song “The Watcher” with a very melodious key tune overall, an impressive catchy chorus and great solo. The dated ballad “Too Many Words” is one more great song similar to Chicago, “Every Night’s a Party” is a funky song with a disco feeling and the album closing with one more ballad called “Towers of Steel” with the bass line as the highlight here.

Although the album is very hard to be found in nowdays don’t expect to be surpise pleasantly from the result. It sounds out of dates as it is recorded in the middle 70s. A good addition for collectors Indeed…

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The Loose – Watcher [1986], 8.2 out of 10 based on 5 ratings
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