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Slide - 1989 Down So Long



ARTIST: Slide
ALBUM: Down So Long
LABEL: Mercury
SERIAL: 838 964-1
YEAR: 1989

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Grant Richardson - vocals, guitars * Kenny Paterson - guitars * Scott Fraser - bass * Richard Hynd - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Why Is It A Crime * 02 Down So Long * 03 Just Takes Time * 04 Make A New Start * 05 Listen * 06 No Wrong Way * 07 Everything I Do * 08 Leave Your Love * 09 Only Natural * 10 I Don't Want To Let You Down * 11 Hardest Part


Background
These guys are unknown to me, though if you were around in the UK during 1989 and 1990, you may have seen or heard them. They were the Scottish band Slide, who were signed to a big label at the time (Mercury/Polygram), but never managed to break out, despite them being a pretty talented AOR/ melodic rock outfit. Having picked this up the other day, they sound a bit like FM, and Irishmen No Sweat, and with singer Grant Richardson they had an ace up their sleeve.


The Songs
You can hear that FM influence as early as the first track 'Why Is It A Crime', with Richardson doing his best Steve Overland rendition. The title track 'Down So Long' has a very pulsing bass line and could've been tacked onto that 1990 'No Sweat' CD without sweating a bead! If you can imagine FM mixed with a Simple Minds or Gun style, then 'Just Takes Time' is the result. 'Make A New Start' is a slinky bluesy ballad, not unlike the direction Overland and co would take in the 90's. 'No Wrong Way' follows suit, and so too 'Everything I Do', although that one veers toward Bad Company's 80's and 90's direction. Slide dish up an acoustic ballad with 'I Don't Want To Let You Down', while the closer 'Hardest Part' moves in a direction similar to what Danny Wilde was doing during the late 80's.


In Summary
The band toured with fellow Scots Gun, but the album didn't get a lot of promotional push by the looks of things. I do remember picking up most of the Metal Forces magazine issues during 1989 and don't recall ever seeing Slide getting any mention what so ever. Three decades later I finally get to hear about them. In your case, you should find this album and check them out. A worthy addition to the pages of GDM for sure.


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#1 | englandashes on September 19 2016 14:55:08
Great to see this here, haven't played for good number of years, as George mentioned about the live dates, i saw them on the Gun tour, at Milton Keynes.
#2 | gdazegod on September 19 2016 23:43:00
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