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Cheeters, The - 1988 Sign Of Life

ARTIST: Cheeters, The
ALBUM: Sign Of Life
LABEL: Boat Records
YEAR: 1988


LINEUP: Ashley Harrington - vocals * Tom Cobb - guitar, vocals * C.J. Summerfield - guitar, keyboards, vocals * Pete Moss [Pete Olig] - bass, vocals * Dr. Dave Dodger - drums, vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 Big Girls * 02 Gonna Take Some Time * 03 Catch Me I'm Falling * 04 You Ain't Breakin' Nobody's Heart * 05 Feel Your Love * 06 Take My Heart * 07 I Don't Belong * 08 When Everything Falls Apart * 09 She's A Screamer * 10 Easy To Please Me

I've had this album in my collection for awhile, so stumbling upon it a few weeks back, I thought it might be good to cover off this band's one-off LP 'Sign Of Fire'. The band hail from Madison Wisconsin, and are related to another band we touched on a few months back: Firetown. That band's drummer Butch Vig (a.k.a Bryan Vigorson) was the producer of 'Sign Of Fire', and probably half the reason why this album sounds quite polished. Formed in 1984, the band released three singles during the 1985-1987 period (one for each year), all produced by Vig and released on Boat Records. In 1988, a full LP came out. The band were very productive during this time-frame, averaging around 250 gigs a year, and also made an appearance on the US TV show 'Star Search'.

The Songs
I don't think you could call The Cheeters a bonafide AOR band. They do crossover into other genres, but their brand of pop rock should appeal to most here at GDM. 'Big Girls' which kicks things off is very good, melodic and is much like Patty Smyth from the early days of Scandal. 'Gonna Take Some Time' adds to the radio-friendly nature of The Cheeters delivery, 'Catch Me I'm Falling' sounds like a song which sits better among the years 1983 or 1984. In fact the whole album sounds like a good fit for 1983! A couple of songs aim up at the AOR genre, I'll give them that. 'You Ain't Breakin' Nobody's Heart' is one such example, especially the tough guitars and biting solo, plus the stabbing keys on 'Take My Heart', which shapes up as one of the best songs here. 'When Everything Falls Apart' also convinces, while the big booming 'Easy To Please Me' ensures The Cheeters finish on a high.

In Summary
'Sign Of Fire' never made it to CD format, and apparently the band progressed as far as 1992 but this was the only long-player that was issued under their name. If you like bands such as the aforementioned Scandal or Backseat Sally, then The Cheeters should be investigated. You can find a decent 320 kbps fileshare out there somewhere, it's all over the Net.

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#1 | super80boy on July 17 2016 14:11:20
I remember finding this on a now defunct blog many years ago and promptly hunting it down on vinyl. Being a private press, it' rather tough to obtain, but worth the effort. I can totally see these guys on Star Search! Sign Of Fire is well arranged/produced melodic AOR with mostly female fronted action.
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