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What was that…. Band?? (SOLVED)

Started by zombie no.one, May 01, 2024, 03:50:58 AM

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zombie no.one

Searching for a band. They definitely exist, and I've listened to their music (so that's a start)

First album released mid to late 70s era, think they carried on way into the 80s and maybe beyond.

Style: west coast rock / soft rock / yacht rock (whatever that is). Not a million miles from The Eagles, but imo better... 4 or 5 guys in the band. Typical vocals / guitars / drums set up

From what I remember of it, The sleeve of their debut album depicts a dusk / night time scene with kind of a purple-ish sky, possibly with some mountains in the background, possibly with a truck going down a highway, but almost certain with some kind of shooting star going across the sky...

The band possibly has the words Fire or Night in their name... like Firefly, Nightfire... but not those obviously

I'm honestly surprised that I've not managed to ID this band by searching myself, so offering it up here  :thumbup:
please do not mock my potato.

Alex

My first thought was Blue Oyster Cult with the Some Enchanted Evening album, but I guess they are too well known for it to be them. I'll have a search and see if I can come up with any better suggestions.
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I'll show you heartbreak
I'll show you lonely
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zombie no.one

Thanks Alex... not B.O.C.

these guys also seem to have quite a devoted fanbase somewhere, because I remember skimming through quite a lot of reviews on Amazon of their albums

please do not mock my potato.

Alex

Bit of a longshot, but does anything on this list ring a bell?

https://www.classicrockforums.com/threads/list-of-70s-bands-artists-alphabetical-order.151/

Night Sun, Fire or Firefall? Skipping Earth, Wind & Fire from the possibilities though based on your description.
I'll show you ruin
I'll show you heartbreak
I'll show you lonely
A sorrow in darkness

zombie no.one

Quote from: Alex on May 01, 2024, 06:48:06 AM
Night Sun, Fire or Firefall?

Bingo  :cheers:



There's the sleeve I was trying to describe. (Where the hell did I get "truck going down a highway"?)

I looked at a whole load of lists of 70s bands in my searching and gave up... haha
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RCMerchant

Free? They were an early hippie/ soft rock band.
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zombie no.one

Quote from: RCMerchant on May 01, 2024, 07:58:35 AM
Free? They were an early hippie/ soft rock band.

well it's solved now but thanks anyway, however there's no way I'd have been stuck if it was Free... Alright Now is one of the biggest rock songs ever.

I actually have a couple of albums by their spinoff band, Bad Company
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Alex

Glad I could help point you in the right direction.
I'll show you ruin
I'll show you heartbreak
I'll show you lonely
A sorrow in darkness

zombie no.one

yeah thanks.. you'd think I would've got it from all the info I had.

anyway been listening to the album this afternoon :)
please do not mock my potato.