Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
707 / Second Album
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Includes the AOR hit "I COULD BE GOOD FOR YOU"
DJ MR Smith | Seattle | 10/31/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"FIRST TWO ALBUMS ON ONE CD.
***The lead track, "I Could Be Good For You", seemed like a staple of AOR radio stations back in the early 80s - for some reason though, the cut didn't really make the jump to the classic rock format - and has become a little forgotten with time. "I Could Be Good For You" has kind of a Bad Company feel, with a little more polish. Honestly, I find the rest of the disc a little bland - but this one track is a killer, and worth the price of admission. 707 recorded another very memorable song, the title track from their third album Megaforce.
FYI - AOR stands for Album Oriented Rock, a very successful FM radio format in the late 70s and early 80s. ...Post disco, but pre Madonna. Quite a lot of these stations evolved into Classic Rock stations as AOR died out in the late 80s and early 90s. 707 is one of the many bands that thrived in the AOR era, but were excluded from most classic rock programming."
An unappreciated classic
(5 out of 5 stars)
"707 was a very tight band that used guitar, piano and thundering drums in the heart of the keyboard era. Catchy melodies, intricate drum work and strong lyrics decorate most of these songs. Especially strong are the hit "I Could be Good for You" and my favorites, the "25 or 6 to 4"ish "Waste of Time" and the orchestral "Whole Lot Better". "Don't Wanna Live Without Her" has an awesome mix of rapid power chords, a driving beat and a melancholy tone. This band disappeared after Phil Bryant gave up the vocals and did the movie soundtrack to "Megaforce". The first two albums never got the recognition they deserved. A must for any classic rock collection."