Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Number 407 - Gino Vannelli

Number 407

Gino Vannelli

"Wild Horses"

406 ........Genre: Pop Rock .......... 408
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Yes, i know, Rolling Stones "Wild Horses" is far more important [to most] than this song by Gino Vannelli [considering they are not even the same song]. But come on, the Rolling Stones could write anything and it would in every ones 1000, even if the song was called "Rabid Toilet Paper". Sure, Gino Vannelli was not an earth shattering memorable fella, but this song in 1987 stood out of the bleakness of [crap] music offered that year. So all in all, this song is more important than the Rolling Stones "Wild Horses" from 1971 and just alone for the fact that 1971 was a far better year musically than the crap of '87 and anything from this decade [2000 to 2009] .... which will surely go down as the worst ever decade musically ever since Elvis rocked his groin on a TV show!
Gino Vannelli learned to play the drums early in life and studied music theory at McGill University. He formed an R&B band with two brothers, but later began recording solo material for RCA in 1970. He became popular four years later when A&M released his hit single "People Gotta Move," from the Powerful People album (re-titled People Gotta Move). Many albums followed, including Storm at Sunup (1975), Gist of Gemini (1976), A Pauper in Paradise (1977), Brother to Brother (1978), Nightwalker (1981), Black Cars (1985), Big Dreamers Never Sleep (1987), Inconsolable Man (1990) and Live in Montreal (1992). After a lengthy absence from the studio, Vannelli returned in 1995 with Yonder Tree; Slow Love followed three years later. After yet another legnthy absence from the recording studio, Gino recorded the ambitious Canto in 2003 and 2006's These Are the Days; which featured remastered recordings of some of his best known work alongside seven new compositions. ~ [John Bush, All Music Guide]
Gino Info n' Stuff
I write the songs that make ... oh wait
Vannelli's album "Brother To Brother" was certified platinum in early 1979. Gino won Canada's Juno Award for Best Male Artist. Vannelli also won Juno Awards in 1976 and 1979. Gino's additional recordings of the 1970s include: "Crazy Life," "Powerful People," "Storm at Sunup," "The Gist of the Gemini" and "A Pauper in Paradise". The Vannelli brothers shared the Juno Award for Recording Engineer of the Year in 1986 for "Black Cars". The prestigious Juno Award was again shared by the Vannelli brothers in 1987 for Recording Engineer of the Year for "Wild Horses" and "Young Lover". Gino's additional recordings of the 1980s era include: "Nightwalker" and "Big Dreamers Never Sleep." Vannelli broke away from the stereotypical role of sex symbol by removing himself from the media spotlight. ~ [Source: Wikipedia]
For Rolling Stones see Number 689 & #767
For Elvis Presley see Number 443, #501 & #840
What does Rolling Stone think of Gino [who?]
C'mon, you know they had no view, especially since Gino is Canadian. But who should [could?] save RS? No other than .... Although he is perhaps best known for his 1978 hit "I Just Wanna Stop," Gino Vannelli has racked up an impressive number of chart hits (ten of them) throughout his years of recording. Amazingly, his smooth vocal style hasn't changed much over the decades. Lushly produced, soft-rock ballads are still Vannelli's forte. ~ [Source: Linda Ryan -] Am i saying Rolling Stone from the USA has a bias toward Canadian artists? Yup.
Rolling Stone magazine deemed their '407th Song of all Time' was "In Bloom" by Nirvana. Nirvana has appeared in The Definitive 1000 @ #480
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Of course not! He's Canadian) and the Album ranked at Number (Not that we got anything against Canadians ... well maybe Bryan Adams ... oh? have we said to much?) yup
This song has a total Definitive rating of 78.3 out of 108
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gino Vannelli - Perfection!

5:37 pm  

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