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Hegel - 1980 Hegel



ARTIST: Hegel
ALBUM: Hegel
LABEL: RCA
SERIAL: AFL1-3605
YEAR: 1980

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Rob Hegel - vocals * Steve Love - lead guitars * Rob Walsh - rhythm guitars * Francisco Centeno - bass * Jack Waldman - keyboards

TRACK LISTING: 01 Tommy, Judy, And Me * 02 Give Me More * 03 We're Lovers After All * 04 If I Cared About You * 05 Heartless * 06 Out Of My Mind * 07 I Want You * 08 When It Hit Me * 09 To Get What My Heart's Demanding

WEBLINKS: www.robhegel.com


Background
A bit of controversy with Hegel's first single 'Tommy, Judy, and Me' forcing 'American Bandstand', the popular American music television show to reconsider his performance, opting for the second single 'We're Lovers After All' instead. Tommy said he's had some girls in the strangest positions in the backseat of his car... Yeah, I suppose in 1980 that was pretty risque stuff, but it seems rather tame by today's standards and the song has become one of the great lost pop singles of the 1980's. Rob Hegel might be better known to some listeners due to Air Supply covering his song 'Just as I Am' and turning it into a huge hit for the band, but his solo album fell by the wayside for whatever reason. We think its time to take a second look at this forgotten gem.


The Songs
Tommy, Judy, and Me' smartly opens the album with its ode to teenage lust and there is I am reminded of Phil Collins in the keyboard parts and the vocals. It truly is a great song and deserved to be a bigger hit than it was. 'We're Lovers After All' is a nice ballad, but I'm not sure if it should have been released as a single? 'I Want You' would have been my choice, a good rocker similar to Steve Perry circa 'Street Talk'. 'When It Hit Me' will have Dwayne Ford fans swooning are there are similarities to his 'Needless Freaking' classic, intelligent pop with a west coast vibe.


In Summary
It seems Hegel recorded enough material for a second album, some of which is available on his web site. Of course it was not to be and in the years since he has become an author and an entrepreneur with his own gourmet Soup Company Nutz4Soup. I don't expect a CD reissue of his album, but who knows? In the meantime, check out his web page; pick up a copy of 'Hegel' off GEMM or eBay and buy a cup of soup while you're at it!


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#1 | gdazegod on October 17 2011 23:24:07
You can obtain a 20 track collection of Rob Hegel's songs on CD Baby, a couple of which are taken from this album.

Link: http://www.cdbaby...d/robhegel
#2 | Eric on October 18 2011 11:55:03
Thanks for the tip. Looking for this stuff on CD for quite a while...
 
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