by Shandi Shandi


by Shandi Shandi


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Shandi is one of those artists who should have become well known but, for whatever reason, remained obscure. A new wave singer who was active on the Los Angeles/Hollywood rock scene in the late '70s and early '80s, Shandi had a lot going for her: In addition to having an impressive range and a colorful vocal style, she was a talented songwriter. In 1980 Shandi got a lucky break when the famous Mike Chapman produced this self-titled LP for his Dreamland label. Chapman, who had worked with everyone from Sweet and Pat Benatar to Blondie, Nick Gilder, and the Knack, was among rock's top producers, and his support should have made this album a hit. Perhaps Chapman made a mistake by not using his real name: He's listed as Commander Chapman, and some people may not have realized that Mike Chapman and Commander Chapman were the same person. At any rate, Chapman does well by Shandi on this promising LP. Shandi tends to be quirky and eccentric, but Chapman doesn't let her become too abstract for her own good. She's at her most left-of-center on "Don't Sweat It," though Chapman sees to it that "Boy Crazy," "Tuff Baby," "Mine (Mine Mine Mine)," and other Shandi-penned gems are accessible and infectious. But as promising as this LP was, it didn't sell, and regrettably Shandi never released another album.

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Release Date: 01/01/2013
Label: Renaissance
UPC: 0630428024724
catalogNumber: 247
Rank: 102729


  1. Walk the Streets
  2. Showdown
  3. Heart Beat
  4. Tuff Baby
  5. Bottom Line
  6. Mine (Mine, Mine, Mine)
  7. Don't Sweat It
  8. I Yi Yi Yi
  9. Nobody Loves U
  10. Boy Crazy

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