Theme Switcher
Switch to:

Notes about GDM Themes
Click to learn more about GDM themes
Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Site Stats
Album Reviews: 6825
Comments: 16465
Ratings: 4520
Forum Posts: 21582
Latest Comments
This debut is chocked ful...
The band really broadens ...
I've seen this many times...
A classic indeed and thei...
I hoped more from this al...
It was Heather Thomas in ...
Actually, 'Find The Lady'...
Cheers Dave, looking to g...
Great, Malcolm! I can hel...
Dave, it's already set up...
Great list, Jeffrey. The ...
Maybe an interview with G...
Finally got a copy of thi...
Thanks for the download y...
Yes Dave, I agree New Yor...
Very cool. I've always ha...
As a musician and avid li...
The problem with AOR as a...
Thanks Jose. However, man...
I would have voted "no" a...
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

Explorer
21-01-2018 21:04
Lucky and now skint, judging by the winning bid!!

jefflynnefan
21-01-2018 20:47
Some lucky Jeff Lynne fan got a real rarity! https://www.ebay....fr
esh=true

englandashes
21-01-2018 09:43
Yep in Argent, especially as Rod Argent and Jim we’re cousins.

gdazegod
21-01-2018 07:43
Didn't Rodford also play in Argent and Charlie too?

englandashes
20-01-2018 22:04
Jim Rodford, bass player, The Kinks, Phoenix (I think?), but I remember him with The Zombies, saw live a while back. RIP

englandashes
17-01-2018 21:50
In response to Cyrille Regis, BBC 2 repeat the Adrian Chiles documentary, Whites v Blacks, How Football Changed A Nation, unbelievable true story, worth watching

Explorer
17-01-2018 18:44
Review of the rather splendid `Hornal` album is in the works too.

gdazegod
17-01-2018 01:57
Dave and Jeff's best of 2017 wrap-up's just around the corner too.. computer work

gdazegod
17-01-2018 01:56
There is a three-part article coming up for E.L.O (Eldorado, A New World Record and Out Of The Blue). Look out for it soon.

Explorer
16-01-2018 08:52
Stoke fans have my commiserations.Und
er Lambert the Villa played some of the most boring, unimaginative football I`ve ever had the misfortune to witness.Relegation
?,yes I`d say so.

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 1985 Articles » Channel 5 - 1985 The Colour Of The Moment
 
Channel 5 - 1985 The Colour Of The Moment



ARTIST: Channel 5
ALBUM: The Colour Of The Moment
LABEL: Polydor
SERIAL: 825 821-1
YEAR: 1985

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Jan Krueger - lead vocals, piano, keyboards * Chris Adam - keyboards, computer programming * Markus Krochmann - guitars, vocals * Christian Wilckens - saxophone, vocals * Frank Winneberger - bass * Christian Blau - drums, percussion

TRACK LISTING: 01 Isn't It You * 02 For A Look In Your Eyes * 03 Blue Suite Gang * 04 Madonna * 05 For A Single Time * 06 The Colour Of The Moment * 07 Lets Spend The Night (In Heaven) * 08 Losing Control * 09 Will I Ever See You Again * 10 Stop (Breakin' All Those Little Hearts)


Background
Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but how the heck did the 1980's pass us by without a mention of this great German band? A recent discovery for me, I would say that Channel 5 are perhaps unfairly tagged as a pop band (judging by their looks on the front-cover), but the band can easily hold their form against the best hi-tech AOR outfits from the era, varying in sound from fellow Germans Lake, Toto, Eight Seconds and Swedish AORsters Bad Habit. With singer Jan Krueger there is no hint of an accent, the keyboards are prominent, while the songs bounce away happily in hi-tech heaven.


The Songs
The lead-off song is their first single called 'Isn't It You', and when hearing it, I was blown away by the arrangement and production. The track veers off into Bad habit territory soon after, particularly on the chorus and the solo section. Laying on the sugary melodies early on with the ballad 'For A Look In Your Eyes' is a bit premature. Probably needed to have another rocker in its place I reckon. 'Blue Suite Gang' keeps up a steady beat but is more pop-patter than most. 'For A Single Time' borders on the wistful and introspective, while the title track is an impressive instrumental that will have west coast fans (particularly Toto) making inquiries. Fans of David Foster and Vince DiCola's work might take an interest too. 'Lets Spend The Night (In Heaven)' is a lightweight but funky/fun tune, but on the next track you gotta check out the OTT sound effects on 'Losing Control'. This track is more hi-tech, the pumping bass creating the surging energy powering this effort along. They leave one of the best tracks till last. 'Stop (Breakin' All Those Little Hearts)', the Toto and Eight Seconds like hi-tech AOR is a fantastic insight into what this band are truly about.


In Summary
Channel 5 followed this up with another Polydor release in 1986 called 'Painted Nights', while there was also talk of a self titled album in 1988, though I cannot confirm this as I heard it second-hand. Certainly, for followers of happy-poppy AOR with a hi-tech angle, then Channel 5 are well-worthy of an investigation.


All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.


 
Comments
#1 | swazi on May 27 2012 13:50:47
Yes, they did release a s/t album in 1988. It's the only one I own. Have a look here: http://www.heavyh...=Channel+5
#2 | swazi on June 02 2012 23:05:38
I am just spinning "Painted Nights". OMG! I love this kind of stuff!
 
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
 
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
 
Articles Cloud
Doc Holliday - 1986 Danger Zone, McGinnes, Dean - 2007 The Journey Of Life, Kansas - 2016 The Prelude Implicit, LA Guns, The - 1996 American Hardccore, London Underground - 2000 London Underground, G.L.A.S - 2005 Eighteen, Jett Black - 1986 Night Flight, Travers, Pat (Band) - 1980 Crash And Burn, Painter - 1973 Painter, Damien, Dannie - 2008 A Cowboy No One Gets, One Desire - 2017 One Desire, Taglieri, John - 2009 Lives Project [ep], Badfinger - 1979 Airwaves, While Heaven Wept - 2003 Of Empires Forlorn, Wetton, John - 1980 Caught In The Crossfire
Tags©
40ft Ringo Silent Running Life Rock Candy Records Ratt Hittman Camel Peter Bardens Rock Candy Records Riot Kasim Sulton Rainbow Jack Green Y and T Yesterday And Today Zoid Sharx Helix Queen Cirkus (UK) Steppenwolf Geoffrey Downes Louise Goffin Gregg Rolie Wounded Bird House Of Lords Twilightning Great White Axe Bryan Scary Pride Of Lions Toxic Rose AC/DC Wounded Bird Mamas Pride Nick Bold Virginia Wolf
All Tags
Search DDG