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Flat As a Pancake
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
No Description Available. Genre: Popular Music Media Format: Compact Disk Rating: Release Date: 24-SEP-1991
No Description Available.
Genre: Popular Music
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 24-SEP-1991
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Lisa M. from LEXINGTON, SC
Reviewed on 2/25/2007...
This album includes Head East's biggest hit "Never Been Any Reason." This song alone makes the CD worth having, but there are also several other songs (Love Me Tonight, City of Gold, Fly by Nite Lady) that never received radio airplay but are definitely worth listening to. A great album.
Brenda W. from LINCOLN, NE
Reviewed on 9/18/2006...
I bought this CD for the song "Never Been Any Reason" which I love. But the rest of the CD is wonderful also.
Mid 70s Hard Rock at its Best
Brian D. Rubendall | Oakton, VA | 07/13/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Head East's debut album "Flat as a Pancake" had a title that poked fun of their Midwestern origins, as well as enough energy and songwriting hooks to spurn them to a decade-or-so long career. They didn't come close to repeating its success, but the fact that the album is available on CD more than a quarter of a century after its release says something about its merits. That said, the band's sound is typical mid-70s hard rock, of the kind that was being performed by contemporaries like Bad Company and Bachman Turner Overdrive. They didn't have enough of an edge to be heavy metal and actually aspired to writing a radio hit or two. Head East succeeded in their hitmaking aspirations with "Never Been any Reason," which is the perfect driving song for tooling around town in your classic Camaro. The other highlight is "Jefftown Creek," but there are no real clunkers here.Overall, a good period piece that is still quite listenable today."
Head East Rocks!
email@example.com | Spring, Texas | 08/23/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Head East was one of the most under appreciated rock groups of the 70s. The fact that they were from the midwest probably had a lot to do with it. Also, they didn't have any gimmicks - no make-up, no smashing instruments, no politically correct lyrics - they simply rocked.This cd is a classic on the strength of "Never Been Any Reason." However, it's got some other cuts well worth listening to over and over. "City of Gold/Fly By Night Lady" features terrific interplay between John Schlitt's vocals and Michael Sommerville's guitar licks, and then builds to a powerful rocking tempo flavored with crisp skin-tingling harmonies.When Head East cranks up the blues-flavored music they are at their best. This is evident on "Lovin' me along." Oddly, though, their most popular songs are those with the heaviest keyboard mixes. Some times you must get past those keyboards and listen to the guitar riffs.Though well worth the investment in time and money, unfortunately "Pancake" is easily the group's second best album. It's unfortunate because "Get Yourself Up" is not available on cd. My poor vinyl copy started to get worn out many, many years ago. I had to copy it to cassette (several times). What a treat it would be to hear those songs with the clarity of a cd - or, at least, the clarity of a new record!"