ROCK AND/OR ROLL
DAY BY DAY: APRIL WINE - FOREVER FOR NOW
Wed Jun 14 2023
- The album "Forever for Now" by April Wine was released in 1977.
- Miles Goodwin wanted to make a solo album, but the band couldn't afford to take a long break, so much of his solo material was converted into band material and ended up as part of this album.
- The band explores a variety of genres on this album including country and western, Latin, Caribbean, blues, and easy listening.
- The album managed to sell moderately well in Canada, going platinum.
- The first two songs on the album are impressive and have the definitive April Wine sound surfacing.
- The third song is a country-tinged ballad that lacks personality.
- The fourth song is a generic rocker with some organ that is boring.
- "You Won't Dance With Me" is obviously the song that Miles was writing for his solo album that was influenced by the Everly Brothers. It has a terrible spoken section and is not good.
- Side 2 opens with another ballad that has a big chorus and is alright.
- "Mama Lay," the second song on Side 2, has an exotic rhythm going on.
- The third song inside too is called "I'd Rather Be Strong" with an island song and success.
- The fourth song on "Sci 2" is called "Hard Times," which is a generic ballad with a prominent synthesizer part.
- The album ends mercifully with a ballad called "Margery."
- The album started as a solo album that was turned into an April Wine album, and the first two songs are good, but the rest of the album falls off a cliff.