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Coup, The - 1984 Coup De Grace

ARTIST: Coup, The
ALBUM: Coup De Grace
SERIAL: A&M 14978
YEAR: 1984


LINEUP: Gregg Sutton - vocals, bass * Barry Goldberg - keyboards * Ian Espinoza - guitars * Keni Richards - drums * Jack Sherman - guitars * James Keller - guitars * Jeffrey Lesser, John Townsend - background vocals * Jerry Jumonville - saxophone

TRACK LISTING: 01 Edge Of The Night * 02 Tell It To Your Heart * 03 (I've Really Got To Use My) Imagination * 04 One Step Short Of Paradise * 05 Love Is A Danger * 06 There In The Night * 07 Dangerous Games * 08 Rosie * 09 Don't Back Up * 10 Cryin' Time (Is Here)

I don't know a lot about the music that these guys play, or the exact reasons for their formation , but the lineup of musicians is impressive, if ever an overall resume was required. Barry Goldberg has played keyboards and organ from way back into the 60's, and has appeared on too many albums to be mentioned here. Guitarist Ian Espinoza was a member of mid 70's AOR/pop trio Dancer, who released one album for A&M in 1976. Bassist Gregg Sutton has a personal resume as long as your arm, with credits assigned to KGB, Bob Dylan, Maria McKee and Lone Justice, Carla Olson, Sass Jordan, plus his own solo project from 1979 'Soft As A Sidewalk' featuring sax specialist Ernie Watts and 100% Whole Wheat percussionist Gary Coleman. The drummer Keni Richards is well known to GD readers from his time with Autograph. Sutton and Goldberg are connected through their time with KGB and Bob Dylan. The Coup were signed to A&M, I ended up buying the LP on Ebay a little while ago.

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#1 | Eric on July 24 2009 10:56:54
I have the Dancer album and plan on reviewing it shortly.
#2 | reyno-roxx on July 24 2009 18:23:15
I'm not sure if I still own this album. It may have gone in the sale. Will have to check. I do remember that it wasn't that great, which is why it was marked for distribution elsewhere....
#3 | gdazegod on January 22 2012 07:32:51
I actually have this on LP now, bought it off Ebay last year. Might get around to rejigging this article.
#4 | super80boy on January 01 2015 16:56:00
I'd be interested in reading your review, there doesn't seem to be much info on this outfit. The Coup looked to have been a one off side project led by Barry Goldberg. Lead vocalist Gregg Sutton had played with Goldberg's band, so that was a logical partnership. The music is up-tempo with passionate vocal deliveries and Goldberg's keyboards add a nice touch. It's worth checking out.
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