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Scandal - 1978 Really Worth Waiting For



ARTIST: Scandal #2
ALBUM: Really Worth Waiting For
LABEL: Pacific Rose Records
SERIAL: -
YEAR: 1978

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Personnel unknown..

TRACK LISTING: 01 Over And Over * 02 Bright Lights * 03 In And Out Of My Life * 04 I Don't Want You With Me * 05 I Promise I'll Be Good * 06 (You Were) Really Worth Waiting For * 07 Choose * 08 Let Me Cry On Your Shoulder * 09 Woman You Can't Control


Background
As you can probably already figure out, this Scandal has nothing to do with the Patty Smyth lead group of the early 80's, but I am clueless as to who they actually were? In a move that will leave most of us scratching our heads, the band failed to put a picture of themselves on the back cover, let alone their names so your guess is as good as mine. I picked up a copy of this record used, so maybe there was an insert included? The vocalist is female and maybe that's her on the cover looking misty and sultry like a one of those 1970's 'Girl in old Victorian mansion' photo shoots that Playboy Magazine used to specialize in.. but who knows?


The Songs
Immediately the vocalist reminds me of Olivia Newton-John on her best album 'Totally Hot' released the same year, although Scandal instrumentally rocks a little bit harder in a more palatable AOR mode. There is some very tasty guitar and keyboard orchestrations throughout the 9 tracks and comparisons can be made to Heart on 'Bright Lights' and 'Let Me Cry On Your Shoulder', but overall the material isn't that strong at times verging on lounge jazz and even disco, sounding more like a very good bar band of the day and not a group of musicians bound for bigger and better things.


In Summary
'Really Worth Waiting For'? Not really although it is a supposed rarity that's easier to find than you might imagine. File with other female fronted independents like Lucksinger and Sapphire that had potential, but fell well short of their promise.


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#1 | super80boy on May 26 2013 19:02:20
Yes, that is the lead singer on the front cover. That would be Laurie Tellock. The band was from Oregon and had Laurie and five other band members. This was their only offering. This one takes a few spines to sink in, but it's a keeper due to that killer sultry voice. It's a more subdued affair that what dealers and sellers are peddling around the online market place. Some solid searing guitar playing on a handful of tracks. Check out 'Woman You Can't Control' with it's great female vocal treatment, guitars and sound effect craziness at the end. Nice.
#2 | retroaddict on May 27 2013 13:10:43
Here is a link to an Oregon newspaper article that reviewed the album and tells you a little bit more about the band. http://news.googl...43,2107966
#3 | Eric on May 27 2013 14:16:51
Wow! Thanks retro!
#4 | gdazegod on May 27 2013 22:03:19
I will edit the review and add the relevant details during the wee. Cheers for the info retro!
 
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