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Zwol, Walter - 1979 Effective Immediately

ARTIST: Zwol, Arthur
ALBUM: Effective Immediately
SERIAL: SW-17014
YEAR: 1979


LINEUP: Walter Zwol - lead & background vocals * Bernie LaBarge - guitars & background vocals * Grant Slater - keyboards & background vocals * Dennis Pinhorn - bass & background vocals * Sonnie Bernardie - drums, percussion * Dave Tyson - arp * Steve Kennedy, Bert Hermiston, Gary Morgan - sax * Colina Phillips, Stephanie Taylor, Debbie Fleming - background vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 Try It (You'll Like It) * 02 Street Fightin' Man * 03 I'll Be Your Friend * 04 Got To Let It Show * 05 Shaka Shaka * 06 Cheerleader * 07 Just A Boy * 08 It's A Wonder * 09 This Love We Share

WEBLINKS: www.myspace.com/walterzwol

The man behind two of my all-time favourite singles; Canadian Walter Zwolinski aka Zwol fronted the seminal Toronto band Brutus who after years of paying their dues on the Ontario club circuit released just one album in 1976. That self-titled LP contained the wonderful 'Ohh, Mama Mama'; a top ten Canadian single with a hook to die for and way back when, made for a great excuse to tune into late night Canadian radio. With the sweet taste of success, Walter dismantled Brutus to follow a solo career releasing 'Zwol' in 1978 which yielded two hits; the upbeat and infectious 'Call Out My Name' and the midtempo rocker 'New York City' with both making a dent on the American charts the same year.

The Songs
The 1979 follow-up 'Effective Immediately' wasn't nearly as successful. A poor showing in the singles department with nothing as magical as 'Ohh, Mama Mama' or 'Call Out My Name', but it isn't necessarily a bad effort. The bouncy pop of 'Try It (You'll like It)' is a good start and it's the lighter material Zwol does better with whereas the harder rockers for example 'Street Fightin' Man' and 'Just A Boy' aren't quite what they should be, sounding forced and contrived and despite Bernie LaBarge's tasty guitar licks are quite dull. 'Cheerleader' is a little cute but still OK and reminiscent of Fludd. Much better is the danceable 'Shaka Shaka' and 'It's A Wonder', a well behaved popper in the Trooper style which was released as a 45 but didn't pull in any new fans and 'Effective Immediately' effectively tanked.

In Summary
With his once promising solo career floundering, Zwol went back to working within a band structure in Walter Zwol & The Rage; putting out one album 'Thrillz' in 1981 on A&M and latching on to a soft-seat cross country Canadian tour with New Zealanders Split Enz. A brief stint working A&R at Attic Records and Zwol was back on the Toronto club circuit where he remains today.

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#1 | reyno-roxx on August 10 2011 07:36:08
Sheriff's producer Stacy Heydon did a stint with Walter Zwol's band after leaving the employ of David Bowie and Iggy Pop.
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