Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Latest Comments
Guys she's on Facebook, I...
Maybe Franne was friends ...
Rudy was co-written by Fe...
Great album and excellent...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Redefined ...
H.E.A.T - 2017 Eye Of The...
Keldian - 2017 Blood Red ...
No, I'm changing my mind ...
Code Red - 2017 Heat Of T...
Yeah, I quite liked this,...
Midnite City - 2017 Summe...
Target - 1979 Taxman [yo...
Cher - 1982 Rudy [youtub...
Cher - 1982 Games [youtu...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Revolution Saints - 2017 ...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Devi...
Black Sabbath - 1989 Head...
Neal Schon - 1989 Softly ...
Getting back into this al...
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

Nick C
21-11-2017 22:43
Here it is - ran out of space https://www.youtub
e.com/watch?v=N9qr
cJd1O68

Nick C
21-11-2017 22:40
Daddy Warbucks - try this on Youtube and download it using Torch browser - it will strip the audio out - let it down the MP4 video and then it will download the audio as aac.

gdazegod
21-11-2017 20:31
Not me but I'll have a hunt for it.

reyno-roxx
20-11-2017 22:15
Anyone have a rip of the Daddy Warbucks album on Tiger Lily from 76 please?

gdazegod
19-11-2017 09:44
Burn (UK) will have their new album 'Ice Age' released in Japan via Marquee/Avalon on Nov 22. The album is then released worldwide on Jan 19th 2018 via Melodicrock Records.

Articles Hierarchy
Articles Home » 1985 Articles » Producers, The - 1985 Run For Your Life
 
Producers, The - 1985 Run For Your Life



ARTIST: Producers, The
ALBUM: Run For Your Life
LABEL: Marathon
SERIAL: MR 111
YEAR: 1985
CD REISSUE: 2013, Yesterrock, YR-2013-44

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Wayne 'Famous' McNatt - vocals, keyboards * Van Temple - vocals, guitars * Tim Smith - bass * Bryan Holmes - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Run For Your Life * 02 Slowdancing * 03 Depending On You * 04 Tightrope * 05 Can't Cry Anymore * 06 Boatsong * 07 Table For One * 08 Friendly Fire * 09 By Mistake * 10 Waiting On A Train


Background
Very much an underrated band, probably classed in the same bracket as The Tubes, The Cars (both circa their early eighties style) and other quirky AOR acts of that era. Hailing from Atlanta, The Producers released 2 relatively obscure albums (s/t from 1981 and 'You Make The Heat' from 1982) on the major CBS label (sounds ironic doesn't it? obscure, and CBS). For this particular one they released it on their own Marathon label. On 'Run For Your Life' they lost the services of mainstay and bassist Kyle Henderson, leaving the bulk of the singing duties to Famous and Temple. Soundwise, this album is far more pompier than their previous efforts. Comparisons I hear you say? Well they roll off the tongue like a who's who of AOR .. Dakota, Michael Stanley, B.E Taylor Group, Sugarcreek and Fortune.


The Songs
Standout tracks include 'Depending On You' with a luscious keyboard theme throughout, 'Can't Cry Anymore' co-written by Van Temple, Tim Smith and Steve Morse, hence it appeared on Kansas' 'Power' album the following year. This version is great, with full-on analog synths booming through the speakers! 'Slowdancing' sounds like it could have fitted quite nicely on B.E Taylors 'Our World' album, while 'Big Mistake' is archetypal 80's pomp of the finest sort with a sax solo not unlike something off Michael Stanley's albums. The album closer 'Waiting On A Train' is Fortune's 'Dearborn Station' revisited (excuse the pun with the trains).


In Summary
The Producers still hung around for many years following, doing occasional gigs, with Kyle Henderson coming back into the fold in 1991. Well worth getting their albums if you see them, and there is talk of a compilation coming out on CD at some stage. Thanks to Hans Ruesink for a copy of the album. Footnote: The album eventually saw an official CD release in 2013, thanks to Yesterrock Records.


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


 
This article has been tagged
 
Comments
#1 | reyno-roxx on April 23 2008 14:47:35
The Producers are hugely underrated. I've only recently discovered them (where HAVE I been?) and the first album in particular sounds like a cross between Cheap Trick, The Knack and Novo Combo. The first two albums were released as a 2 on 1 CD by One Way. But, as with most of the One Way releases these days, appears to go for big bucks on the second hand market.
#2 | super80boy on July 24 2013 02:42:04
Lots of catchy AOR pop rock with hints of new wave. This is a good outing and very much overlooked. Due to the independent private pressing, it can be a challange to locate via vinyl, but worth the search.
#3 | swazi on February 19 2016 16:35:41
Really an awesome release and on CD easily obtainable from the YesterRock label. Their first 2 albums (One Way) don't ring my bell that much, but are still very good.
 
Post Comment
Please Login to Post a Comment.
 
Ratings
Rating is available to Members only.

Please login or register to vote.

100% 100% 0% [No Votes]
95% 95% 0% [No Votes]
90% 90% 0% [No Votes]
85% 85% 100% [2 Votes]
80% 80% 0% [No Votes]
75% 75% 0% [No Votes]
70% 70% 0% [No Votes]
65% 65% 0% [No Votes]
60% 60% 0% [No Votes]
55% 55% 0% [No Votes]
50% 50% 0% [No Votes]
45% 45% 0% [No Votes]
40% 40% 0% [No Votes]
35% 35% 0% [No Votes]
30% 30% 0% [No Votes]
25% 25% 0% [No Votes]
20% 20% 0% [No Votes]
15% 15% 0% [No Votes]
10% 10% 0% [No Votes]
 
Articles Cloud
Mott - 1976 Shouting And Pointing, No Sweat - 1990 No Sweat, UFO - 1985 Misdemeanor, Rayburn - 2016 The Living End, Moratti, Rob - 2011 Victory, Stackridge - 2009 A Victory For Common Sense, Stevens, Steve (And The Atomic Playboys) - 1989 Steve Stevens Atomic Playboys, Jethro Tull - 1980 A, World War III - 1990 World War III, Ruff, Michael - 1993 Speaking In Melodies, Motorhead - 2004 Inferno, Max Webster - 1978 Mutiny Up My Sleeve, 707 - 1981 2nd Album, Black Sabbath - 1976 Technical Ecstacy, Kiss - 2016 The Definitive Examination of Music from The Elder Kiss' cult-classic concept album (Book)
Tags©
Sure Conviction John O Banion Rock Candy Records Preview Dennis De Young The Gentlemen Saracen Pretty Maids Various Artists Orleans Victorius Holding Pattern EP Highland Glory Pretty Boy Floyd Ten Megadeth Best Of 2011 Geordie Wounded Bird Gamma Legs Diamond Tommy James AC/DC Rupert Holmes Sisters Of Mercy Roy Sundholm Wishbone Ash Laneslide Skid Row (USA) Jesse Damon Silent Rage Robby Valentine Seventh Avenue
All Tags
Search DDG