Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Turn It Loud
Genres: Pop, Rock
Debut album from The Headpins, one of Canada's best and most successful rock bands in the '80s. At the time of its original release in 1982, the band toured North America. Co-produced by Bill Henderson, member of the band ... more »
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Debut album from The Headpins, one of Canada's best and most successful rock bands in the '80s. At the time of its original release in 1982, the band toured North America. Co-produced by Bill Henderson, member of the band Chilliwack. Includes the hit singles Turn It Loud and Don't It Make Ya Feel.
I can't believe I found this
Mike Klausman | Gresham, Oregon United States | 11/12/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been looking for this on CD format forever. I wore out my vinyl while I was in college. Darby Mills has the bitchinest voice in rock and roll and Brian "Too Loud" McCloud burns up the frets.This should bring back many found 80's memories (assuming I didn't kill those brain cells)."
COME ON TURN IT UP, TURN IT UP, TURN IT LOUD!
Roger | North Dakota | 02/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First let me say there is not a 'Pins album that does not deserve 5 out of 5 stars....THEY ROCK.....I must say that is one of the best rock and roll albums I have (and I have many) and I just love this CD. It can always be counted on to get your friends who have never heard of em ask..who is this band, they are awesome...you smile and tell em. This is from the 80s as most of you checking it out know and Darby is one super special vocalist...and the other thing I would love to point out is that when you read the review and there are words such as WERE and WAS you people need to get up in the morning and do some reading...cause I am here to tell you that all the living members of the band are still together and going VERY STRONG and doing shows almost monthly and Darby still sounds as strong and great as she ever did...how many bands can you say that 3 out 4 original members are still in the band...and yes Darby is still pretty great lookin' lady too....The band has added Tony D on guitar and Alfie on keyboard too now..if you want hear a great show check em out..they are mainly do Canada but in 01, 02 and 04 they have done tours in the north western and middle USA in the north parts..and I have seen alot of them. Also if anyone has a 8 track that they would not mind parting with that is in good shape please email me at.....roughland (AT) yahoo.com.....and let me know...I am looking for one..the whole band is great friends of mine so you can email about that too...Just pick up this and "Line Of Fire" and pray that MCA will rerelease "Head Over Heels" real soon too....and and if your into Darby she also put out a solo album that sounds along the lines of HEART but in my view a few points better..."
Go ahead, turn it loud!
Justin Gaines | Northern Virginia | 12/20/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Judging by the reviews here for most of the band's other releases, Headpins fans are a very vocal and very passionate bunch. They also tend to hail from Canada and the Pacific Northwest and grew up listening to the band, which might have something to do with all of the 5-star reviews these albums get. I'm not from Canada, and I didn't grow up blasting Headpins albums. I am however a big fan of 80's rock in general, Canadian rock in particular, and love rock bands with female vocalists.
With their 1982 debut album Turn It Loud, Headpins rock about as hard (if not harder) than any other band at that time. Think Quiet Riot with a better singer. This is hard-charging party rock all the way through, and if vocalist Darby Mills was out to prove she could rock as hard as any of the guys, she definitely succeeded. Perhaps too well for my tastes. I tend to prefer the kind of rock Robin Beck, Annica, Vixen, and of course Heart were releasing at the time. It still rocked, but was a bit smoother and more melodic. For all her powerful singing, Mills's voice is too abrasive at times, which can distract from the music.
Overall, Turn It Loud is a very solid hard rock album. I don't have the same long-term love for this band as most of their fans, but I can still appreciate a band that rocks like this one does. I think the album could benefit from a lighter touch from Mills at times, but that's a relatively minor gripe.
Kudos to Wounded Bird for getting this long out of print album back on the shelves. It's a bare-bones reissue though. You won't get any digital remastering, bonus tracks, or even expanded liner notes. Still, those of you who wore out your vinyl or cassette versions of Turn It Loud back in the day will no doubt be thrilled to be able to get the album on CD for the first time!