TONIGHT – Drummer Man

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£12.99 (GBP)
TONIGHT Drummer Man

CD TRACKLISTING

1. Drummer Man
2. Hold On Me
3. Stroll On By
4. Money (That’s Your Problem)
5. Check Out Girl
6. City Shit
7. Spotlight Lookalike
8. Spilling My Drink (live)
9. No Sympathy
10. Don’t Walk Alone
11. Jumpdown Turnaround
12. I Can Play Faster Than You

 

 

 

 

 

 

TONIGHT were a UK pop band that got that elusive recording contract in 1977 and single handily created the now much used term “Power Pop”. They had a manager who believed in the band to the extent he had sold his own property to finance the band and was determined to get them a deal with independent Target Records who created TDS Records specifically to market the band and its unique “Power Pop”.

Things rapidly moved up a gear and they secured a BBC’s Top Of The Pops appearance in front of then 14 million plus viewers. They were on top of their game and the single “Drummer Man” reached number 14 in UK Top 20 in January 1978.

The band then set about recording tracks for their debut album and follow up single “Money That’s Your Problem” (Number 66 May 1978) then came the crunch-an internal struggle between management ,record label and distributor followed and it was demanded that the band enjoyed another Top 20 hit single before an album could be released.

The third single failed to chart-the band was in debt so in January 1979 they called it quits The tracks on this album have sat in the archives ever since and now they are remastered and released with the hit single “Drummer Man” being available on CD for the first time ever.

MUSICIANS
RUSS STROTHARD, GARY THOMPSON, CHRIS TURNER, PHIL CHAMBON, DAVE COOK

Reviews

TONIGHT Drummer Man (SJPCD339) ...a distinctive and quirky power-pop/punk style... Music Week (September 2010)
Short snappy songs with catchy hooks and lots of jangly guitars... Classic Rock Society (October 2010)
All I can say is that after listening to these twelve hook-laden anthems that were recorded between 1977 and 1978, I wish more albums these days burned with as much piss and vinegar as what's found on...Drummer Man www.seaoftranquility.org (October 2010)
Classic '60s songcraft informs throughout with convincing nods to the pioneering noise of The Who and The Kinks, the no-nonsense rock 'n' soul of Eddie & The Hot Rods and The Kursaal Flyers. Shindig magazine (October 2010)
If you're a fan of Cheap Trick and Enuff Z Nuff go and check these guys out now. 8/10 www.myglobalmind.com (November 2010)
It's a good (audio) transfer capturing the vivacity of the original... www.tnt-audio.com (November 2010)
Imagine if Paul McCartney and John Lennon had formed a band in the late seventies and you wouldn't be far off the sound presented here... The blend of late seventies anger with the sixties penchant for harmonies and melody is even today a huge breath of fresh air, making this album one of the best "nostalgia" releases I've heard all year. Fireworks (December 2010)

 

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