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April Wine - 1979 Harder.. Faster..



ARTIST: April Wine
ALBUM: Harder.. Faster..
LABEL: Aquarius (Can), Capitol (USA)
SERIAL: AQR527, ST-12013
YEAR: 1979
CD REISSUE: Reissue list..

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Myles Goodwyn - vocals, guitars * Brian Greenway - vocals, guitars * Gary Moffet - guitars, background vocals * Steve Lang - bass, background vocals * Jerry Mercer - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 I Like To Rock * 02 Say Hello * 03 Tonite * 04 Ladies Man * 05 Before The Dawn * 06 Babes In Arms * 07 Better Do It Well * 08 21st Century Schizoid Man

WEBLINKS: www.aprilwine.ca


Background
Believe it or not, my first introduction to Canadian legends April Wine was via a full-page ad viewed in UK music mag Melody Maker back in 1979. It was for this very album. Being across the other side of the world, and news being what it was back then (slow), it took me ages to track this album down. As the band became more global, their albums became locally available in New Zealand, meaning I didn't have to import the thing. This applied to their 1981 and 1982 albums especially. Having released seven albums up till this one, April Wine convened in the studio during the summer of 1979, after a solid run of touring to promote 1978's 'First Glance', culminating in a top 30 song 'Roller', and support slots with Styx, Journey and Rush. 'Harder.. Faster..' was eventually released in October 1979, and moved the band up another level, just underneath the big leagues.


The Songs
I always liked the cover jacket of this album, and it typified what we would get with these Montreal rockers. 'I Like To Rock' became one of their regular staples, so too 'Ladies Man' and the change-up 'Tonite', which wheels and deals between acoustic and electric. Brian Greenway gets a chance to shine, on the semi-ballad 'Before The Dawn'. '21st Century Schizoid Man', the well-known King Crimson chestnut is an inspired choice. It showed punters that April Wine weren't just regular bar-hoppers from across the great Canadian divide. They could mix it up with some challenging pieces. Believe you me, King Crimson is about as challenging as you can get!


In Summary
This is an extremely likeable album, and along with their next pairing: 'The Nature Of The Beast' and 'Power Play', things became a whole lot more interesting from this band. Personally, I think you can find value in all their albums up to 1985's 'Walking Through Fire', so go add them to your Google Play Music library now!


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