Thursday, July 12, 2007

A Foot In Coldwater - Breaking Through (1977)

Now HERE is an elusive rarity that seldomly surfaces, even in collector's circles. Please refer to my earlier posting regarding this band's back story. A Foot In Coldwater split in 1975, despite seeing moderate success in their native country of Canada. A few years passed before the members regrouped for "Breaking Through" in 1977. The group's new direction was notably more stylized for AOR radio, though there's no shortage of their signature punchy driving sound. Released on Attic Records, the album came and went with little fervor and soon the band were defunct for good.

This is a very well done album that is often unfairly overlooked even by fans of the band. It's a mystery why the record made little impact, though perhaps the disco craze blossoming worldwide played an integral role in its failure. Though the band only resurfaced a few brief times over the years to perform reunion shows, A Foot In Coldwater is no more. Members would later join bands such as Private Eye, Gus, Leggatt, Champion and Moxy.

Dig this ultra-rare effort from a band who always seemed to be on the cusp of a breakthrough, only to find apathy at the end. In retrospect, fans have not forgotten this fabulous classic Canadian act.


Dutchboy said...

Hi Ronnie,

Here's a link for the first Storm album: I found it at liveandotherwise. Greetings.

Ronnie (aka J) said...

Thank you so much, Dutchboy. How did I overlook that one??? I'm glad & thankful that you didn't. It seems these ever growing music blogs are like an endless maze of unheard gems...I sometimes get lost for hours perusing them :)

Anyway, you rock!

andre said...

I just found this blog,Great to find another Foot in Coldwater here,Thanks for it.Im have only the first and looking for the Rest.Maybe do you have others from them?

ford said...

Great blog. Just found it. Can't believe the links are still working almost 3 years later. Nice to see the Canadian 70's stuff. Thank you.

Saint said...

Thanks so much for sharing!! It's tough to find some of this old 70's Canadian stuff! :) Much appreciated & keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

links are megaupload do you have any other sources for your stuff. ? Please?