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Molly Oliver - 1979 Molly Oliver

ARTIST: Molly Oliver
ALBUM: Molly Oliver
LABEL: London
YEAR: 1979


LINEUP: Bruce Wheaton - vocals, guitars * Carson Richards - bass, vocals * Mike Leggat - keyboards * Larry Maillet - guitars, harp, vocals * Dutch Schultz - drums * Ian MacMillan - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Hey There * 02 You Didn't Listen To Me * 03 Somebody New In My Eyes * 04 Carry On * 05 Greet Your Neighbour * 06 Where Do We Go * 07 Living In A Dream * 08 Rock N Roll Music * 09 Apology (Bonus) * 10 Go Back Home (Bonus) * 11 Open Up (Bonus) * 12 Straight In My Head (Bonus)

From the same label that brought you Avalon's 'Voice of Life' album comes Nova Scotian band Molly Oliver. Although not quite as splendid as Avalon, this album does have its strong points. Molly Oliver's sound can be compared to other Canadian groups of the time like Madcats, or Chilliwack circa the 'Dreams, Dreams, Dreams' album with some slight hints at pomp.

The Songs
'Hey There' is the opening track. This is not a great start, and does little to grab my attention. 'You Didn't Listen To Me' is a little better with a rather infectious hook. 'Somebody New In My Eyes' is a one of those 70's style radio ballads that you just can't help but like. A cover of CSN&Y's 'Carry On' sticks pretty straight to the original and I wonder why they bothered? Side Two's 'Greet Your Neighbor', and 'Rock'N'Roll Music' in my opinion should have been left off the album completely. Terrible stuff! 'Where Do We Go' and 'Living In A Dream' make the second side worthwhile, as both are very good, but this album could have been so much better!

In Summary
This album is not for everyone, but those who are interested in early AOR, should give this a listen.

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#1 | super80boy on January 28 2017 23:20:53
The opener 'Hey There' has an up-tempo boogie rhythm about it with catchy keyboard stabs. 'Somebody New In My Eyes' was an album single and received decent radio airplay around Canada. The guitar work on standout 'Where Do We Go' is excellent, and then there's this proggy keyboard work that jumps out - very cool. Side 2 opener is another pretty solid track with almost a rural rock influence. Subpar management, shotty marketing and a bankrupt record label sent these boys down the drain pretty fast, I'll bet they would have done an even better 2nd effort if they had been given the chance.
#2 | gdazegod on January 28 2017 23:43:11
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