Theme Switcher
Switch to:


Join us over at the Facebook replacement Join up and become part of 2018's great migration off of Facebook.


Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Site Stats
Album Reviews: 6924
Comments: 16855
Ratings: 5042
Forum Posts: 22613
Search DDG
Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 1983 Articles » Pocketful - 1983 Pocketful (EP)
Pocketful - 1983 Pocketful (EP)

ARTIST: Pocketful
ALBUM: Pocketful (EP)
LABEL: ANR Records
YEAR: 1983


LINEUP: Marty Monseret - lead guitar, lead vocals * Brad Patrick - guitar, lead vocals * Del De Spain - keyboards, backing vocals * Eric Rollins - bass, backing vocals * Brian Fox - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Can't Turn Back * 02 Another Broken Heart * 03 Lost In Your Fire * 04 Baby Come Along

I believe this five-piece were from Los Angeles, despite the record being recorded in El Paso TX. Go figure! Certainly Pocketful's label A&N (not A&M..) were from Fullerton, around the South L.A district (a la Anaheim, Santa Ana), and as Brian James Fox is the drummer here, he would later show up in the bands White Tiger and Silent Rage, who were also from the same area. From what I can tell, Pocketful played all over the Western U.S, and despite seeing a bunch of old clips put on YouTube by Fox, they only had this sole EP to show for all their efforts, which is a shame. The four tracks on offer are all pretty good, definitive early 80's melodic rock, which spans pomp/AOR to guitar oriented hard rock. The opener 'Can't Turn Back' is their best known track, especially the pomp keyboards throughout. The fourth and last track 'Baby Come Along' fuses the Michael Stanley Band along with other radio rock outfits from the same era. 'Another Broken Heart' is similar, but smoother, while 'Lost In Your Fire' is the band's hardest effort. The synth solo from Del De Spain is kinda full-on and zany too! Good band, who really should be better known among the GDM regulars.

All written content on this website is copyrighted.
Copying of material without permission is not permitted.

#1 | gdazegod on May 25 2017 09:14:00
Pocketful - 1983 Can't Turn Back (Live)
YouTube Video:
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

No Ratings have been Posted.
Articles Cloud
Camel - 1984 Stationary Traveller, Saga - 1978 Saga, Great White - 1984 Great White, Javan - 1991 Somewhere In The Night, Beckies, The - 1976 The Beckies, Karat - 1990 ...Im Nachsten Frieden, Magnum - 1988 Wings Of Heaven, Roberts, David - 1982 All Dressed Up, Southern Steel - 1974 Get On Through, Sinceros, The - 1981 Pet Rock, Keeling, Kelly - 2015 Mind Radio, Danger Zone - 2011 Line Of Fire, Amaranthe - 2011 Amaranthe, Raccoon - 1992 Waterfall, Fantasy - 1999 Beyond The Beyond Plus..
Tai Phong Shotgun Alley Blackfoot Rock Candy Records Prism Anvil Nite City Linda Ronstadt Faragher Brothers Aerosmith Virginia Wolf Rock Candy Records Scrubbaloe Caine Henry Small Badfinger Dare Sweet Crystal Bambi Glass Tiger EP John Taglieri Boz Scaggs Stan Meissner Starbuck Fire Tiger Highway Robbery Nobodys Fool Lion (USA) Best Of 2017 Maxx Explosion Gene Clark Buckcherry Status Quo Ratchell Couchois
All Tags