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Crowcuss - 1979 Starting To Show

ARTIST: Crowcuss
ALBUM: Starting To Show
LABEL: Stony Plain
SERIAL: 1029
YEAR: 1979
CD REISSUE: 2008, Super Oldies, 2 on 1 with 'Crowcuss'


LINEUP: Bill Wallace - lead vocals, bass * Bob Deutscher - guitars, vocals * Hermann Fruhm - keyboards, vocals * Larry Pink - keyboards * Marc LaFrance - lead vocals, drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Lucifer's Angel * 02 Hard Luck Story * 03 Spinnin' Around * 04 Ruth * 05 Starting To Show * 06 Fat City * 07 Everybody Loves A Parade * 08 Patience

Originally formed by ex- Guess Who members Bill Wallace and Greg Leskiw, Crowcuss featured Marc LaFrance on drums and vocals. Yes, that name should be familiar to Glory Daze readers. In the past few years LaFrance has worked with Aerosmith, Bon Jovi and Loverboy to name but a few, as well as his own bands Blackstone and First Shot. AOR credibility indeed and Crowcuss was a band that should have stood cowboy boot to snowshoe with Western Canadian mainstays Streetheart, Harlequin and Prism, filling Hockey arenas from Victoria to Thunder Bay.. and to thunderous applause on their own, but it was not be. After the first album was released in 1977, Leskiw left the band (in mid tour) replaced by guitarist Bob Deutscher, formally of the pre-Streetheart band - Witness. The better of two albums, management and distribution issues hindered 'Starting To Show' and the band split up after the departure of Bill Wallace who had basically had enough, although he would turn up again with Leskiw in Killowatt. Go figure.

The Songs
I am a sucker for this period of Canadian AOR and 'Starting To Show' does not disappoint. If you love the pomp stomp of classic era Prism with the late Ron Tabak, then this album is a must have. There is not a dud to be found anywhere, just a solid set of songs. 'Starting To Show' is power pomp all the way and tracks like 'Lucifer's Angel' and 'Patience' are worth the price of this collectable alone, the latter sounding like an outtake from 'See Forever Eyes'. I know Prism and Crowcuss toured together, but this is ridiculous!

In Summary
I highly recommend this album and while you're at it pick up the first self titled album as well. Classic Canadian AOR as only the Prairie Provinces could deliver; Crowcuss belong in the hallowed halls of melodic rock history and in your collection!

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#1 | gdazegod on September 03 2007 11:23:26
Too damned right about the comparison to Prism Eric! Man, that 'Lucifers Angel' is an excellent track!
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