Saturday, August 6, 2016

50SHR #16: Blind Date (Kansas)



Band: Blind Date
Release: Blind Date
Year: 1985
Line-up: Kenny Claypool (vocals, guitars), Fulton Calvery (guitars, keyboards), JD Hart (bass), Bob Sander (drums)

Track Listing:
01. Dancer
02. I Want You Back
03. There Might be a Heaven
04. In the Cards
05. Next Time
06. What Ever Happened To Heroes
07. She's Got The Fire

Fletchanator's comment: From the hard rock hotspot (/sarcasm) of Hays, Kansas comes Blind Date, a quartet who recorded this demo tape in their hometown and played clubs throughout the midwest in the mid-80s. Information beyond that is scarce - I know they headed to LA to record at least one single, but the fact that this demo tape is all that remains from Blind Date tells us that their brief foray to Hollywood obviously didn't work out.
As you would probably expect from a locally-cut demo the sound quality on this one isn't the greatest, but through the muddy recording shines a pretty decent album of material that ranges from keyboard-oriented AOR to glammy hard rock. Kind of a low budget mix of Loverboy and early Bon Jovi.


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