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Dreamer (USA) - 1982 Dreamer [EP]

ARTIST: Dreamer (USA)
ALBUM: Dreamer (EP)
LABEL: Our Dream
YEAR: 1982


LINEUP: Grady Smith - vocals * Mark Moulin - guitars * Tom Slack - keyboards * Doug Lunn - bass * Larry Dent - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Nothing To Lose * 02 Angel Of The Night * 03 Journey To Romance * 04 Cheap Shot

Small time band from California who came and went but left a 1982 imprint in the way of a 4 track EP. A racy affair played in the vein of a high tempo Loverboy. Apart from the one ballad, the EP has a tough stance to it (if you can imagine that in an AOR perspective, not Manowar or The Rods). You can understand why this EP went for high prices back in the day.. perhaps less so in this day and age of blog downloads etc.

The Songs
Leading out with some keyboard effects, 'Nothing To Lose' churns up some rough rhythm guitar in Redvette fashion, the vocals of Grady Smith a standout. More spicy keyboard fills from Tom Slack colours up the second track 'Angel Of The Night' - the whole thing coming off like Loverboy on multi-vitamins! The ballad 'Journey To Romance' is the only change-up moment, though it does contain a ton of keyboards. Finishing with the uptempo 'Cheap Shot Lovers', again it takes Loverboy and a splurge of Rick Springfield to wind down the vinyl. Yee hah!

In Summary
Thank goodness they left us with something! 4 tracks, 2 tracks whatever. Of course it would've been great to see them in a studio with a big budget doing the business. I reckon these guys could've been superstars back in the day! Oh well, dreams are free!

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#1 | Tycoon on June 21 2007 22:09:22
This really is something, just wish that it was a full length album, if you have a look at www.myspace.com/vinylklubben you will see me holding my precious copy if this masterpiece music
#2 | gdazegod on March 05 2008 05:18:01
Just been in touch with Mike McNulty, who was the Executive Producer and Manager of Dreamer. He advises the band did have many other tracks recorded, other than those that made it onto the EP. Wow!
#3 | richardb on June 13 2008 12:39:08
Is it me or does the riff to 'Cheap shot lovers' sound very similar to 'Toto's' gift with a golden gun'?

Richard B
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