ROCK AND/OR ROLL
DAY BY DAY: APRIL WINE - WALKING THROUGH FIRE
Tue Jun 20 2023
April Wine's 12th album, Walking Through Fire
00:11 - 13:43
- Made to fulfill a contractual obligation to the record label
- Features Miles Goodwin and Brian Greenway from the band augmented by three Montreal based session musicians
- Opens with a song called 'Rock Myself to Sleep'
- 'Rock Myself to Sleep' was also released that year by Starship on their album 'Need Deep in the Hoopla'
- Second song is called 'Wanted Dead or Alive', an AOR ballad
- 'Wanted Dead or Alive' is better than the Bon Jovi song of the same name
- Third song is called 'BEG FOR YOUR LOVE', written by Canadian songwriter Eddie Schwartz. It's not good
- Fourth song is called 'Love Has Remembered Me', a super corny ballad in very 80's
- 'Annejo' is a five-minute song with some heavy guitar but not...
- 'Open Soul Surgery' was originally released by Jim Valance's band Prism
- 'You Don't Have to Act That Way' is a weird, quiet, loud, quiet, loud kind of song and it doesn't work
April Wine's albums and songs
13:13 - 21:09
- April Wine were a decent band with some great songs, but a lot of their material was uninspired and derivative
- Their third album Electric Jewels was really strong, where the band flexed their muscles
- The next album Stand Back had some bad songs, but also a couple of their best songs
- They hit their stride with album number 9, The Nature of the Beast in 1981
- They had a few more great songs in the 80s like Waiting on a Movie
- After they called it a day, they were forced to make one more album which had one good song at the end called Wait Anymore