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
Same here, forgotten abou...
Both albums are really go...
Great band had forgotten ...
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...
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

jefflynnefan
22-01-2018 21:32
Wonderful recent interview with Gary Numan. https://youtu.be/.
..

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.

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 1979 Articles » Crimson Tide - 1979 Reckless Love
 
Crimson Tide - 1979 Reckless Love



ARTIST: Crimson Tide
ALBUM: Reckless Love
LABEL: Capitol
SERIAL: ST-11939
YEAR: 1979

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Wayne Perkins - vocals, guitars * J Jackson - vocals, bass * Bobby Delander - guitars, vocals * Richard Wolf, Greg Straub - keyboards * Dale Perkins - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Reckless Love * 02 Wayward Lover * 03 Trick Rider * 04 Piece Of The Rock * 05 Taxi Girls * 06 I Want You To See * 07 One From The Heartland * 08 Jessie


Background
Here's an Alabama based outfit based around the presence of guitarist Wayne Perkins. A six-string bender from way back, Wayne has played with just about everyone in the business, as well as being associated with some of the biggest names out there. Some of his credits include playing live and on albums for Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, Lonnie Mack, Leon Russell, as well as his own projects including Smith Perkins And Smith when based in the UK, and this band Crimson Tide. During 1977, the Alabama Power Band as they were known then, were gigging in their hometown of Birmingham, where Wayne's brother Dale was the drummer. The brotherly connection saw Wayne join the band, change names to Crimson Tide, and negotiate a deal with Capitol. The band released two albums, their self titled debut produced by the well known pairing of Carter and Richard Landis (LeRoux, Stone Fury) came out in 1978, and this second effort 'Reckless Love' a year later, produced by Donald 'Duck' Dunn and Steve Cropper..


The Songs
The music is a swipe at the late seventies hard rock scene, which sees many contemporaries thrown in for comparison. Sure, there's a southern blend, but there's also latin rhythms, blues, and keyboard based AOR, the latter being only a mild flavour. Perkin's guitar is authoritative throughout, no doubt due to his many years working as a session king at Muscle Shoals. A couple of AOR-ish efforts comparable to a band like Fandango are 'I Want You To See' and the title track 'Reckless Love'. Comparisons to Santana's 'Inner Secrets' are heard on 'Wayward Lover', where the percussion and organ get the feet tapping. Meanwhile 'Trick Rider' is like a pumped up Steely Dan. 'Piece Of The Rock' is a good grunty rocker though 'Jessie' is a softer track which does tend to plod a bit. It's followed by the epic nature of 'One From The Heartland' which ends the album in atmospheric style.


In Summary
The band were together for a few years, and I suppose time and history will reveal they didn't actually achieve a great deal. At the end of 1979, the band and Wayne parted on not so good terms unfortunately, and Crimson Tide were destined for the scrap heap not long after, without Wayne's presence and experience around. Perkins has since moved to California and has released a solo album 'Mendo Hotel' in 1996.


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


 
Comments
#1 | dangerzone on July 10 2008 06:08:33
Superb album. Not a dud to be found. I played this to death once upon a time, especially 'I Want You To See' and 'One From the Heartland.'
#2 | DEMONAOR on July 21 2008 10:29:22
Yep Good album
#3 | super80boy on January 31 2015 16:59:13
Agreed on the comments above, this album is quite satisfying. I just took this album for a spin and these guys put on a masterful set of Southern tinged rock with hints of funk and other late 70's sounding ingredients.
 
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
Quade - 1990 Heavens Break, Saxon - 2004 Lionheart, Heart - 1983 Passionworks, Strangeways - 1997 Any Day Now, Strangeways - 1989 Walk In The Fire, Atello - 1999 The Big Payoff, Point Blank - 2002 Interview with Rusty Burns, Secret Sphere - 2003 Interview with Ramon Messina, Parr, John - 2012 The Mission, Hunt, The - 1982 The Thrill Of The Kill, Boston - 1986 Third Stage, Place Vendome - 2005 Place Vendome, Frey, Glenn - 1982 No Fun Aloud, Les Variations - 1975 Cafe De Paris, Pink Floyd - 1975 Wish You Were Here
Tags©
Rage (UK) Rock Candy Records Cheryl Dilcher Rock Candy Records Preview Long Island Records Exciter Surgin Molly Hatchet Sugarcreek Magnum Indigo Savvy Stubblemelt Phil Cordell Jet (UK) Summers Jody Bongiovi Asperity Ambrosia Rock Candy Records H.E.A.T (Sweden) Aubrey Small Kick The Kangaroo 40ft Ringo Grand Illusion C.O.P Virgin Steele Grand Funk Railroad Mark Farner Trace Balin Rock Candy Records Praying Mantis Steely Dan Mark Free Dream Theater
All Tags
Search DDG