Personally speaking, by the early 80s, I was far from a commercial music listener. After the mid-seventies sent me in search of jazz, avant-garde & world musics, and punk brought me back home to rock, I had pretty much thumbed my nose at blatantly commercial music. Like you, I still had some radio faves, of course, but those were the scant few that – dictated by odds – radio got right. Either way, the radio just wasn’t where it was at in the 80s. Which is why it surprised even me that I fell so hook, line and sinker for H2O. I already liked these guys from their earlier albums (Abandoned Luncheonette, being a fave), and their commercial viability had already been firmly established (“Sara Smile,” among others), but the full court press at radio for H2O was something else altogether. The grooves are a tad robotic, but smooth and engaging, and the songs are immediately memorable. While Daryl Hall, simply put, is a vocal wonder. Although there’s no connection, I’ve always mentally linked this material with Robert Palmer’s radio run from a few years later – smart, sophisticated, lean & hip, all while appealing to the mass mindset. No mean feat. Hideous cover on so many levels. The bonus track version is at Amazon.
Crime Pays (4:32)
Art Of Heartbreak (3:44)
One On One (4:17)
Open All Night (4:34)
Family Man (3:26)
Italian Girls (3:17)
Guessing Games (3:16)
Delayed Reaction (3:59)
At Tension (6:16)
Go Solo (4:36)
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