Position - The Message

Year of Release: 1997
Label: self-released
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 52:26:00

Although this band has been around since the mid-80s, this is their first full CD release. The band play some kind of 80s hard rock/party rock with some hints of 70s hard rock. The music is fairly guitar based and the mid-ranged vocalist does a good job. The raw sound of the production has its charm and to some degree suits this music, but they could of course benefit of a better production.

There are some really good songs to be found here, but out of the 13 tracks offered there are too many fillers. They are too far between the really good tracks. Songs like "Angel (Of The Morning)" is really good, although a cover song, "Another Man's Woman" and "Steal Your Heart" are all quality songs. I would say 50% of the material is of good quality, the rest is no more than mediocre.

When 50% of the material are fillers and there are 13 songs to be found, I think the band would benefit if they could cut down the number of tracks for the next releases and concentrate on putting more even material on disc. I think that would be more successful as the band clearly has potential.

[This review originally appeared May 2003 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]

The Message / Boy Next Door / Angel (Of The Morning) / Comin Home / Wanted For Love / Rockin All Night / Position / Another Mans Woman / Steal Your Heart / Edge Of Love / Are You The One / She's Gonna Tease / Treat Me Right

Alex Lonabaugh - guitars
John JJ Stout - guitars
Frank Barrett - bass
Jack Kocher - drums
Lil Al Bufano - vocals


Mike Vivial - keyboards

The Message (1997)
Nobody's Fool

Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: January 17th 2005
Reviewer: Bjørnar Bevolden
Artist website: members.aol.com/positionnj
Hits: 1419
Language: english


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