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Silverado - 1981 Ready For Love

ARTIST: Silverado
ALBUM: Ready For Love
LABEL: CBS/Pavilion
SERIAL: 37049
YEAR: 1981


LINEUP: Carl Shillo - guitars, vocals * Buzz Goodwin - guitars, vocals * J.F. Keithline - bass * Mike Hayden - drums * Don Oriolo - keyboards

TRACK LISTING: 01 Ready For Love * 02 You Had Me On The Run * 03 Back On The Streets * 04 Don't Let Me Down * 05 When I Get You Alone Tonight * 06 Dance With Me * 07 Slow Down * 08 Over The Line * 09 Overnight Sensation

With a handful of albums on the RCA label under their belts, Connecticut Yankees Carl Shillo and Buzz Goodwin who spent the better part of their career on the west coast, returned to their former New England stomping grounds in the hope of landing a new record deal. It took a few years with their last album 'Takin' It All In Stride' appearing and quickly disappearing in 1977, but they finally got it together with a new line-up, fresh material and CBS subsidiary Pavilion Records offering a contract.

The Songs
For a while it looked liked like Silverado might have finally hit pay dirt with a minor hit single rolling up the charts. That single, the albums title track 'Ready For Love' is a song I remember hearing on the radio a few times, but it only reached the lower nineties on Billboard and was never heard again. Naturally, the album bombed but it deserved better and holds up as a nice little power pop album. There is plenty of jangly guitar recalling The Byrds, under appreciated UK popsters Starry Eyed And Laughing and Dwight Twilley as well as a tinge of country rock can be heard in the Silverado sound, but it's a fun mixture especially side one which goes from strength to strength, in particular 'You Had Me On The Run' that takes me back to the early Outlaws sound and the gorgeous 'Don't Let Me Down' which could almost be a Dwight Twilley out-take. Side two is no slouch either containing a fair share of gems including the new wave opener 'When I Get You Home Tonight', 'Over the Line' and The Knack-ish 'Overnight Sensation'.

In Summary
Apparently the albums failure was enough for Shillo and Goodwin to put the Silverado name to bed once and for all which is too bad, since I feel the band certainly showed plenty of promise on this record and is heartily recommended to power pop fans of all persuasions.

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#1 | gdazegod on May 01 2014 21:59:52
Here's a neat little bio on the band, check this out..

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