"Into The Night"
Heres a Rocker with a heart.............
"Singer/songwriter and Maryland native Benny Mardones made a huge splash with his '80s hit "Into the Night." The song made the Top Ten twice, a first for a solo artist. Originally from the 1980 album Never Run, Never Hide, the song was also included on his self-titled 1989 release. Though his subsequent releases like 1996's Most Requested Songs and 1999's Angel didn't have quite the same chart impact as his breakthrough single, Benny Mardones earned a strong, devoted following for his raspy voice and down-to-earth songwriting."
A working-class hero with operatic pipes. The night. The road. Lurking violence. Sound familiar? It should, since Benny Mardones works the same turf as Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger. Yet through sheer vocal intensity and melodic power, he manages to pull off a role that's fast becoming an irredeemable cliché. If Mardones' debut album on Private Stock stifled his strengths with demo-cheap production. Never Run Never Hide overcompensates, showcasing the singer in a glitzy storm of pop-rock fireworks. "Crazy Boy," an ode to rock & roll redemption, barrels along with the propulsion of Springsteen's "Thunder Road." "Into the Night," the LP's best ballad, is an echoed howl of teenage love, sweetened à la Seger's "We've Got Tonite." "She's So French" buries a femme fatale in a brimstone of squealing guitars. ~ [Source:RS - 321]
For Bruce Springsteen see Number 817
For Bob Seger see Number 570
Labels: Benny Mardones