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JC (John Clouse) - 1989 Desire



ARTIST: Clouse, John (JC)
ALBUM: Desire
LABEL: Jumpshot Productions
SERIAL: JC-01
YEAR: 1989

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LINEUP: John Clouse - vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, drum arrangements

Additional Musicians: Tony Mills - keyboards, guitars, bass * Dave Boaz - drums * J.D Reilly - guitars, keyboards * Greg Jones - bass * Jennifer Gross - backing vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 Stay With Me * 02 What Do You Want * 03 Walk On Wind * 04 Say Lana * 05 Desire * 06 Since You've Been Gone * 07 Feels Like Love * 08 I Never Knew Someone Like You * 09 I'm Coming For You Tonight * 10 Talkin' About An Angel


Background
Well, I profess to knowing nothing about this project, except for the fact that JC is a much sought after indie release. A milder version of the Bryan Hughes Group, Arcangel and Sabu all spring to mind when winding my way through these ten tracks of AOR. The brainchild of John Clouse, he does virtually everything, but it's the melodic guitar layers that bring it on home. Those comparisons listed above are all very strong in the guitar department - and that's the way it is with JC too.. The keyboard layers are superb, you'll have a great time picking through this smorgasbord of pomp and AOR.


The Songs
The dynamics to the opening track 'Stay With Me' takes a wee while to get going, but by the time we're part way through, you just know it's gonna be good! It reminds me a bit of the Canadian band Korea. 'Say Lana' has an ethereal sprinkling of Celestium cast over it, such is it's laid back state. The pomp circumstance on 'Walk On Wind' will have you reaching for the Kleenex. Awesome stuff, in the vein of Stan Bush And Barrage's 'classic track 'The Touch' - even the sax solo is great! The instrumental 'Desire' ain't far behind, and is bombastic in nature, comparable with Norman And Sexton's material. 'Since You've Been Gone' copies the tried and true formula of Jeff Cannata and Arcangel, followed by the eighties party-pomp of 'Feels Like Love' - containing a dance oriented flavour for an AOR tune. Perhaps a contender for a movie soundtrack? Keeping the upbeat feel are the pair of 'I'm Coming For You Tonight' - a Billy Idol styled romp a la 'Whiplash Smile' and the album closer - the smooth radio friendly melodia of 'Talkin' About An Angel'. 'you're talkin' about an angel, you're talkin' about my girl..'


In Summary
If there's one slight issue (and it is very slight) it's in the vocals, which doesn't quite project itself with enough power and authority, though overall, the album is still pretty appealing, and most of these tracks are exceptional. For the record: ex Tower Of Power and Yellowjackets sax player Marc Russo appears as a guest on the album. 'Desire' is another album to add to that ever growing list of rarities. When will it stop?


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#1 | swazi on November 07 2013 18:00:20
Another one worth to be reissued by Rock Candy or Avenue of Allies or ....! PLEASE!
 
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