Memphis hard rock quintet, Target, were formed in 1974 and featured one Jimi Jameson, who would later turn up in Cobra and Survivor. After a few years of touring the midwest, the band secured a record deal with A&M Records and issued their self-titled debut in 1976. The band immediately took to the road, supporting many of the era's biggest artists, but failed to see any chart action. Undaunted, the band issued their followup effort "Captured" the following year, but sales continued to dwindle until Target were without a contract. They disbanded in 1978 as musical climates were beginning to shift in new directions. Jamison would form Cobra before finally landing a spot in Survivor, where he would enjoy several years of national success. In recent years, Jamison has been recording and touring with his own incarnation of Survivor.
Considering Jamison's reputation as an arena rock frontman, "Target" comes as quite a surprise. With a hard southern rock sound, the album comes closer to Molly Hatchet or Blackfoot than it does anything related to his work with Survivor. Though the hooks are subtle for the most part, this is an excellent batch of heavy 70's rock. Sadly, the band failed to ignite the charts or airwaves perhaps due to lack of a strong indentity. In any case, "Target" is definitely worthy of a download and since there are no reissues on the horizon, this decent vinyl will have to do. Check it and dig Target.
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