Friday, August 11, 2006

Number 909 - Heart

Number 909


"These Dreams"

Genre:Rock/Soft Rock
Famous for their song "Barracuda" in 1977 # 11 in the US Charts. "These Dreams" reached # 1 in 1986.
"Heart is an American band formed in Seattle, Washington. Going through several lineup changes, the only constant members of the group are sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson. The group's music during the '70s was influenced by hard rock groups like Led Zeppelin, and folk music. In the '80s they became a mainstream pop act, before dropping out of the public consciousness in the '90s."
"Following a 1990 tour, the Wilson sisters put together an informal acoustic group called the Lovemongers with Sue Ennis and Frank Cox; a four-song EP that included a version of Led Zeppelin's "Battle of Evermore" came out in late 1992, and the quartet performed several times in the Seattle area. The Lovemongers released a full-length album in 1997."
What does RS think of Heart?
Along with debut albums from Foreigner and Boston, Heart's Dreamboat Annie ushered in the era of arena rock and Album Oriented Radio. The album sees the band's sister team of Nancy and Ann Wilson shrewdly pulling off a Led Zep role reversal. Lead singer Ann can shift from pop-thrush blandness to piercing shrieks with the stroke of a power chord, as she does on "Crazy on You" and "Magic Man." Little Queen ups the heavy quotient on hits like "Barracuda" with satisfying results, but murky folk-rock filler like "Dream of the Archer" cuts away at the record's overall power. The clunky Dog and Butterfly merely proves that some aspects of Led Zeppelin's legacy are better left alone. Magazine was a rush-job release of demo tapes, perpetrated when Heart skipped from the Canadian label Mushroom over to Epic. ~ [Source: Rolling Stone]
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Dear oh Dear) and the Album ranked at Number (Nup Nada, Zippo)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 56.5 out of 108
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