Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Guys she's on Facebook, I...
Maybe Franne was friends ...
Rudy was co-written by Fe...
Great album and excellent...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Redefined ...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Eye Of The...
Keldian - 2017 Blood Red ...
No, I'm changing my mind ...
Code Red - 2017 Heat Of T...
Yeah, I quite liked this,...
Midnite City - 2017 Summe...
Target - 1979 Taxman [yo...
Cher - 1982 Rudy [youtub...
Cher - 1982 Games [youtu...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
You must login to post a message.

20-11-2017 22:15
Anyone have a rip of the Daddy Warbucks album on Tiger Lily from 76 please?

19-11-2017 09:44
Burn (UK) will have their new album 'Ice Age' released in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on Nov 22. The album is then released worldwide on Jan 19th 2018 via Melodicrock Records.

19-11-2017 09:40
I was a bit cranky last week, waiting for various things to happen with the website transition. God it's good to be back. Didn't Gary Glitter sing a song like that? dogrun

19-11-2017 07:06
Note to all Members. Please review your Message inboxes. Some of these are getting rather large. Thanks.

19-11-2017 03:05
OK, all the YouTube videos are working again. Just use the YT link, and then encase in tags [ youtube] at the start, [/ youtube] at the end. Cool. Thumbs Up

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 1979 Articles » Voudouris, Roger - 1979 Radio Dream
Voudouris, Roger - 1979 Radio Dream

ARTIST: Voudouris, Roger
ALBUM: Radio Dream
LABEL: Warner Bros
YEAR: 1979


LINEUP: Roger Voudouris - vocals

Guests: Jay Graydon, Michael Omartian, Jeff Porcaro, Neil Stubenhaus, Tom Scott, Jerry Hey, Jim Horn, Richard Page, Steve George, Lee Sklar, David Kemper, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Marty McCall

TRACK LISTING: 01 Get Used To It * 02 Just What It Takes * 03 Does Our Love (Depend On The Night) * 04 We Can't Stay Like This Forever * 05 Radio Dream * 06 Anything For Anyone * 07 We Only Can Dance 'Cause We Have To * 08 The Next Time Around * 09 Reprise

Sacramento native Roger Voudouris started out on his musical journey in the early 70's. After a internship playing with a high-school band which was successful locally (including support gigs with the Doobie Brothers and Stephen Stills, Roger then teamed up with David Kahne and they were signed to Capitol Records in the early seventies as Voudouris and Kahne. The duo split up as Kahne went into producing and Roger was signed to Warner Brothers as a solo artist. His debut record surfaced in 1978, and wasn't a particularly interesting album. However, the recipe had definitely changed for this album, veering toward a pure west-coast sound, populated by the likes of Boz Scaggs and that ilk. The all-star line-up also gave 'Radio Dream' a classy look about it.

The Songs
The album spawned the hit single 'Get Used To It', a popular tune both in far away Australia and New Zealand during 1979. Apparently he even flew to Australia and played on the local pop show at the time 'Countdown', causing teenage Aussie hearts to flutter, guaranteeing success. Strange but true. It also made the Billboard Top 30, so America was awake and listening too. 'Just What It Takes' is a great Player sounding slab of rock, hard edged despite the west coast inclination. 'Does Our Love (Depend On The Night)' occupies ballad territory in a similar vein to 80's era Chicago, no doubt due to the horn work by Jim Hey and others. There is an air of urgency about 'We Can't Stay Like This Forever', the drum-work keeping the metronome ticking over, while Voudouris sounds uncannily like Henry Lee Summer a guy would come to prominence some ten years later. The back-end of the album keeps things mildly interesting. The title track 'Radio Dream' is smooth west coast, a la Sneaker, though the sax solo is straight out of the Kenny G alto sax hand-bag. A couple of mid-paced near ballads are dished out in the form of in 'Anything For Anyone' and the sympathy laced 'The Next Time Around'. The former is very good, the latter less so. Voudouris decides to go semi-disco with 'We Only Can Dance 'Cause We Have To', though it does contain some west coast attributes as well.. not entirely throwaway. The album ends with an instrumental.. 'Reprise', full of brass synth swells.

In Summary
Two albums followed in the immediate two years, 1980's 'A Guy Like Me' and 1981's 'On The Heels Of Love', both superb slices of West Coast and well worth hunting down. As a result, Japanese fans picked up on his work and he became much sought after in that market. On a sadder note, Roger passed away in August 2003 of natural causes, his albums though have been re-released on Japanese labels and though available, might command a bit of premium due to their scarcity.

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

This article has been tagged
No Comments have been Posted.
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
Articles Cloud
Fab Box - 2009 Music From The Fab Box, Ten - 2000 Babylon, Ghost Avenue - 2017 Impact, Miss Behaviour - 2016 Ghost Play, Doobie Bros - 1971 The Doobie Brothers, Dokken - 2008 Lightning Strikes Again, Adriangale - 2013 SuckerPunch!, Foghat - 2010 Last Train Home, Lightspeed - 1992 So Where Exactly Are We?, Alcatrazz - 1985 Disturbing The Peace, Metallica - 2009 The Club Dayz [1982-1984] (Book), Flashman - 1977 Flashman, Night Ranger - 1985 7 Wishes, Black Rose (Sweden) - 2000 A New Beginning [Demo], Kingfish - 1978 Trident
707 Best Of 2014 Granicus A Geoff Mann Band Sparklands Face Dancer Mr Big Eric Martin Magnum Fate Roy Sundholm Lucifers Friend British Lion Steve Harris Lions And Ghosts Larry Carlton Goo Goo Dolls Styx Nazareth Danny Danzi Derek Sherinian Timothy B Schmit Pierce Arrow Cliff Richard Niva Quantum Jump Loverboy The Load The Scorpions Racer X Saga Night Ranger
All Tags
Search DDG