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Dillman Band - 1981 Lovin' The Night Away



ARTIST: Dillman Brothers
ALBUM: Lovin' The Night Away
LABEL: RCA
SERIAL: AFL1-3909
YEAR: 1981

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Steve 'Feagan' Solmonson - guitar, lead vocals * Patrick Frederick - violins, piano, percussion, lead vocals * Steve 'Styme' Seamans - guitar, pedal steel, slide guitar, lead vocals * Dik Shopteau - bass * Dan Flaherty - drums, percussion

TRACK LISTING: 01 Lovin' The Night Away * 02 Breakdown * 03 Love Don't Run * 04 Roll Like A Stone * 05 So Much The Smoother * 06 Slow Ride Home * 07 She's Just A Stranger * 08 C.O.D * 09 Spending Time, Making Love And Going Crazy

WEBLINKS: www.daisydillman.com


Background
Bringing a little bit of country rock to the 'North Star State', Minnesota's answer to The Eagles have gone down in music history as a 'one hit wonder' with the Top 40 single and title track from their second album 'Lovin' The Night Away'. Originally known as The Daisy Dillman Band, the band were a big part of the Upper Midwest music scene releasing their first long player on United Artists in 1978 and playing extensively in the region both as a headliner and as an occasional opening act. With a more user friendly moniker and line-up change that included Dik Shopteau formerly of mediocre pomp rockers Judd on bass guitar, Dillman Band moved over to RCA, toured with Molly Hatchet and for a brief moment put a much needed national spotlight on the Minneapolis-St Paul music scene.


The Songs
When it comes to early 80's radio rock, the hit 'Lovin' The Night Away' is as perfect as it gets on par with anything the Doobie Brothers and Orleans were doing at the time. A solid gold pop song that even made a compilation appearance a few years back on 'Heard It On The Radio - FM Hits Volume 1'. It has to be said that while Dillman Band's roots were in country rock, there's enough period AOR going on here to satisfy even the most jaded of Glory Daze readers. Songs like 'Breakdown' and 'Love Don't Run' are both excellent with nice keyboard touches and hooks galore. Again Orleans as well as Sanford-Townsend Band and the first Dakota album will find much to like here. The first side closes out with a Sea Level meets Charlie Daniels instrumental which I am sure revved up concert audiences into a southern fried frenzy, but it's 'C.O.D.' on side two that's the standout rocker with swirling keys that I would have easily mistaken for a long lost LeRoux track If I didn't know better. It was released as a follow-up single, but never charted and while the album itself never shifted big numbers, it's still easy to find and worthy of any pop/ AOR collection.


In Summary
Believe it or not, these guys now resurrected under the old Daisy Dillman Band logo are still around and gigging locally. Shame on me for never seeing them live and looking back I wish I had around the time of this album, at their peak and melodic rock best.


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#1 | englandashes on October 18 2008 11:00:40
Eric, the JUDD connection again!, I never knew anything about this one, thanks!
#2 | Eric on October 18 2008 13:14:40
Dik's studio is not too far from me. Years ago I spoke with him, really, really nice guy.
 
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