Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Keldian - 2017 Blood Red ...
No, I'm changing my mind ...
Code Red - 2017 Heat Of T...
Yeah, I quite liked this,...
Midnite City - 2017 Summe...
Target - 1979 Taxman [yo...
Cher - 1982 Rudy [youtub...
Cher - 1982 Games [youtu...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
Neal Schon - 1989 The The...
Valentine - 1990 Where Ar...
Burns Sisters - 1989 Answ...
Distance - 1989 Speech Of...
Distance - 1989 Softly Sp...
Well her real name is Fra...
You must login to post a message.

19-11-2017 09:44
Burn (UK) will have their new album 'Ice Age' released in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on Nov 22. The album is then released worldwide on Jan 19th 2018 via Melodicrock Records.

19-11-2017 09:40
I was a bit cranky last week, waiting for various things to happen with the website transition. God it's good to be back. Didn't Gary Glitter sing a song like that? dogrun

19-11-2017 07:06
Note to all Members. Please review your Message inboxes. Some of these are getting rather large. Thanks.

19-11-2017 03:05
OK, all the YouTube videos are working again. Just use the YT link, and then encase in tags [ youtube] at the start, [/ youtube] at the end. Cool. Thumbs Up

12-11-2017 02:39
Starting to crank out some reviews now. Woah!

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 1986 Articles » Idle Cure - 1986 Idle Cure
Idle Cure - 1986 Idle Cure

ARTIST: Idle Cure
ALBUM: Idle Cure
LABEL: Frontline Records
SERIAL: RO9908 (LP), CD9008 (CD)
YEAR: 1986


LINEUP: Steve Shannon - vocals, bass * Chuck King - guitars * Mark Ambrose - guitars, keyboards, vocals * Pete Lomakin - keyboards, vocals

Additional Musicians: Tim Browne, Mike Hamilton, Bob Somma, Terence Elliot - guitars * Marc Hugenberger, Tim Heintz, Bill Baumgart - keyboards * Dave Spurr - drums * Eric Marienthal - sax

TRACK LISTING: 01 Breakaway * 02 Silent Hope * 03 Take It * 04 Feeling The Heat * 05 Come Back To Me * 06 Overdrive * 07 From The Heart * 08 Come Alive

Idle Cure remain one of the top-tier Christian acts to have appeared during the eighties/nineties. Originating from Long Beach California, these guys have perfected the quintessential sound of melodic rock and AOR, combining many influences from their secular cousins on bigger labels. A hallmark of their albums is the top-notch production by Bill Baumgart (Liaison, Chase), featuring OTT keyboard runs and solos, and blazing guitar work. For a reference point, try the first two Allies albums. For this debut album, there are a combination of players listed above who play on what is a relatively short album, but what a quality album it is!

The Songs
Lead singer Steve Shannon has obviously taken a leaf out of Bob Carlisle's vocal dictionary and is strong all the way through. The arrangements are all class. One listen to the gorgeous 'Take It', will stamp it as of the best Christian ballads around. Similar to the Legend track 'Carry Me' from their 1992 album. Then there's 'Overdrive'. Aptly named, the keyboard solos are fantastic, then the guitars kick in to cement it into the 'killer' bracket. A stunning track. Not to be outdone, are equally ear-friendly tracks such as 'Silent Hope', and the riff happy affairs that are 'Come Alive' and 'Breakaway'. I haven't even mentioned 'Feeling The Heat' which features well known sax player Eric Marienthal blasting his magic, nor the Tall Stories flavoured AOR of 'Come Back To Me'.

In Summary
The band became one of the figureheads for the now defunct Frontline Records label, which produced so many top Christian artists during their heyday. In fact, guitarist Chuck King skived off to join Ken Tamplin's Shout, also on the same label. Idle Cure are a band well worth investing in. This debut album is perhaps the hardest of their albums to track down. The others '2nd Avenue', 'Tough Love' and 'Inside Out' perhaps less so. Go to it.

All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.

This article has been tagged
Tags: Idle Cure 
#1 | swazi on November 16 2011 22:27:28
Their 'Best of' CD is called 'Breakaways'. If you can't find this debut or the ones mentioned by George in the review go and get Breakaways as it is a great one as well and easy to obtain.
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
Articles Cloud
Ratt - 1990 Detonator, Teer - 2000 Teer, Five Fifteen - 1998 Six Dimensions Of The Electric Camembert, Zombies, The (featuring Colin Blunstone & Rod Argent) - 2011 Breathe Out, Breathe In, Newman - 1997 Newman, Alexa - 1989 Alexa, Pleasure Thieves - 1992 Simple Escape, Imps, The (Frank Soda) - 1979 In The Tube, Dictators, The - 1978 Bloodbrothers, Superfecta - 2013 The Superfecta EP, Tandy And Morgan - 1986 Earthrise, Richrath - 1992 Only The Strong Survive, Who, The - 1970 Live At Leeds, Masquerade - 1992 Masquerade, Snowblind - 1985 Snowblind
Siam Fifth On The Floor Warmachine Street Legal EP M.D.G Matthew Guarnere Tango Down John Cafferty Beaver Brown Band M.O.D Enbound Manfred Mann Earth Band Steve Miller Band Richard Marx Salem Hill Theodore Ziras John Miles Theatre Jay Ferguson Uriah Heep Hustler Canada Skylark David Foster Demon Wounded Bird Rex Smith Actors And Actresses Badfinger Dwayne Ford Groundstar Coverdale/Page Striker (Canada) Swanee Love N Revenge Challenge
All Tags
Search DDG