EDDIE MONEY – No Control [Rock Candy remaster]
After the recent Rock Candy reissues of two EDDIE MONEY albums from the ’80s, many asked for the previous remaster of Money’s “No Control“, already presented here on the blog as well when appeared two years ago.
This is a refresh for those who missed it… it’s a wonderful US Melodic Rock / AOR album.
EDDIE MONEY’s life was turned upside down by the runaway success of his self-titled debut album. The fast-talkin’ New Yorker spent fifteen years chasing his dreams of Rock stardom, first in bands on his native East Coast, then right across the other side of the country following a move to Berkeley, California.
The two following LP’s certainly set the scene: panoramic American Melodic Rock filled with memorable hooks supporting an instantly identifiable rasp.
It was a tailor made sound that perfectly fitted the American airwaves at the beginning of the Eighties sitting comfortably besides music from the likes of Boston, Foreigner and Journey.
Looking expand his success even further, Eddie switch to work with a new producer – the revered Tom Dowd (Chicago, Eric Clapton) – for his fourth album “No Control”, to provide and even more organic and polished AOR sound.
Above all else, it was the quality of the songs that gave the record a golden hue and the glossy production made it shoe-in for saturation play on FM radio.
Chief amongst the best tracks were the two hit singles “Think I’m In Love” and “Shakin`” or the awesome AOR midtempo “Hard Life”, but there were deeper songs to explore such as the John Bellushi tribute “Passing By The Graveyard (Song For John B)” and the melodic ‘n bluesy “It Could Happen To You”.
With the continued presence of guitar foil Jimmy Lyons, “No Control” shot Eddie into the spotlight, notching up sales in excess of 3 Million and establishing him as one of the era’s most prolific stars.
This is another great remastering by Rock Candy specialists from the original source tapes @ 24-bit, well balanced on all frequencies.
01 – Shakin’
02 – Runnin’ Away
03 – Think I’m In Love
04 – Hard Life
05 – No Control
06 – Take A Little Bit
07 – Keep My Motor Runnin’
08 – My Friends, My Friends
09 – Drivin’ Me Crazy
10 – Passing By The Graveyard (Song For John B)
11 – It Could Happen To You
Eddie Money: vocals, keyboards, harp
Jimmy Lyons: guitars, keyboards
Alan Pasqua: keyboards
Ralph Carter: bass
Gary Ferguson: drums
Marty Walsh, Chuck Kirkpatrick: add. guitar
Randy Nichols: organ, piano
Ed Calle: sax
Gary Mallaber, Art Wood, Tony Brock: add. drums
BUY IT !