Line Up

Line Up

by Graham Bonnet
     
 

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Leading off with the 1981 number six U.K. hit single "Night Games," Line Up is a journeyman, early-'80s cross between hard rock and AOR. It's neither pop nor heavy metal, but somewhere in between. Though it may be far less metal than the group he'd just left (Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow), it

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Leading off with the 1981 number six U.K. hit single "Night Games," Line Up is a journeyman, early-'80s cross between hard rock and AOR. It's neither pop nor heavy metal, but somewhere in between. Though it may be far less metal than the group he'd just left (Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow), it was also far less catchy than, say, the post-Keith Moon-era Who. It was just the sound of a guy belting out mediocre songs with a lot of lung-power in the waning days of '70s-style hard rock popularity, with Cozy Powell's thumping drums doing more than anyone else to bring it into the 1980s production-wise. Some debts to old-time rock & roll are also heard in the cover of "Be My Baby"; a pretty lousy, ponderous pass at the Kinks' "Set Me Free"; and an-out-of-place-sounding run through Chuck Berry's "Anthony Boy." Also on hand is his low-charting, synth-heavy cover of Argent's "Liar," with other songs bearing some faint traces of the likes of Supertramp and the Police.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2004
Label:
Lemon Records Uk
UPC:
5013929762725
catalogNumber:
27
Rank:
170162

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Graham Bonnet   Primary Artist,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Ian Lynn   Keyboards,Prophet Synthesizer,Wurlitzer
Russ Ballard   Guitar
Andy Bown   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Jon Lord   Organ,Keyboards
Mel Collins   Saxophone
John Cook   Keyboards
Martin Ditcham   Percussion,Tambourine
Adrian Lee   Keyboards,Jupiter 8
Micky Moody   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Neil Murray   Bass
Rick Parfitt   Guitar
Cozy Powell   Drums
Francis Rossi   Synthesizer,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Coral Sitar
Gary Twigg   Bass
Chrissy Stewart   Bass
Kirby Gregory   Guitar
Richard John Parfitt   Guitar
Chris Stewart   Bass
John Cook   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Chuck Berry   Composer
Russ Ballard   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Ray Davies   Composer
Jeff Barry   Composer
Paul Bliss   Composer
John Eden   Producer,Engineer
Tim Jones   Liner Notes
Micky Moody   Composer
Francis Rossi   Producer
Ed Hamilton   Composer

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