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Nantucket - 1979 Your Face Or Mine

ARTIST: Nantucket
ALBUM: Your Face Or Mine
SERIAL: JE 36023
YEAR: 1979


LINEUP: Larry Uzzell - vocals, bass * Tommy Redd - guitars, vocals * Mark Downing - guitars, vocals * Mike Uzzell - keyboards, vocals * Eddie Blair - saxes, keyboards, vocals * Kenny Soule - drums, vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 Gimme Your Love * 02 I Live For Your Love * 03 Hey Hey Blondie * 04 California * 05 Wide Awake * 06 Don't Hang Up * 07 Your Place Or Mine * 08 Just The Devils Way * 09 Is It Wrong To Rock And Roll

WEBLINKS: www.2112online.com/nantucket/index.shtml

Here's the second effort from North Carolina's best melodic rock export of the 70's and 80's Nantucket. This is a damned fine album, considering I've recently scored a handful of old vinyl, including a few Nantucket albums. It's far better in my opinion than 1980's 'Long Way To The Top'. The songs here are out and out rockers, reminding me of other rabble rousing outfits like The Rockets, or Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band on overdrive.

The Songs
'Gimme Your Love' is the opening track, and sets the tone well. Great punchy mid-tempo rock with a chant-a-long chorus. Excellent start! 'I Live For Your Love' measures up admirably to a band like MPG for instance, especially those jangly pianos, though the sax through the middle quickly dispels that comparison. There's quite a bit of pent-up energy on these songs. Listening to efforts like 'Hey Hey Blondie' and the aptly named 'Wide Awake' makes you want to get up and jig all round the house! They don't give up there either. The track 'Your Place Or Mine' is an example of their good-time boogie, infectious as hell, and great live too no doubt. By comparison 'Just The Devils Way' would seem to be an adventurous workout: slightly drawn out, with some keyboard/synth dabbles through the middle. 'Is It Wrong To Rock n Roll' after a weak start, finishes off with a hiss and a flurry.

In Summary
The only disappointment for me is the totally uninteresting 'Don't Hang Up'. Not a touch on the other great tunes onboard here. Sorry chaps.. I did hang up! One gets the impression that the Nantucket boys had fun putting this album together, judging by the sound and the goofy covershots. A surprisingly good effort as far as I'm concerned. Fans of the band will be pleased to know that three of these songs ended up on the 1991 live effort 'Still Live After All These Years'.

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#1 | rkbluez on June 16 2012 11:11:02
Nantucket was a great band...and this was probably their best all around record. These guys could rock and had a good groove to their music. Also the sax added to the hard rockin' guitar sound was a cool combination...to me a very underrated band that deserved a lot more attention.
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