Friday, November 9, 2007

Survivor - All Your Pretty Moves (1979)

Survivor...a name that has become synonymous with power ballads and radio friendly AOR. But this is not THAT Survivor. This band hailed from Louisiana and formed in the mid 70's, thriving in the relatively low key Shreveport music scene for several years. It wasn't until 1978 that the band began work on their privately financed debut. By early 1979, the album hit store shelves but without the funding to push the album, distribution was limited to the region. Ultimately this would prove to be their undoing, as the band forged on for a few more years before finally calling it a day. By 1983, many of the ex-members had reconvened to work together in Philadelphia, a christian hard rock act. Their current whereabouts are unknown.

"All Your Pretty Moves" is a strange blend of late 70's hard rock and NWOBHM. With a sound that echoes Thin Lizzy and Iron Maiden, this album is fascinating because much of the material predates the trademark NWOBHM sound by several years. Though there are unquestionably some serious flaws in the songwriting, the handful of superior cuts are all excellent. The production is notably bottom heavy & crisp all the way around, which is impressive given that this is a private pressing. Though there's nothing here that reinvents the wheel, it is certainly worthy of a glance for aficionados of 70's cult hard rock. Check this sweet transfer of "All Your Pretty Moves".


Anonymous said...

Hello man ! Here is Shabby Tiger for you.
Sorry for the LP rip in 128 Kbps, but I found it so. I am looking for Slik - Slik, this year first time on CD :
Can you help me ?
Mr.K.K., Slovakia, Central Europe.

Lasse2112 said...

Hi Ronnie.
I like this one.
I'll be sure to play some of it on my station. Keep it up!
Lasse2112 70s Rock.

Anonymous said...

Any chance of a re-upload for this one? Thanks in advance!

Anonymous said...

The file could not be found. Please check the download link.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ronnie found a new working (!) link for this album (no password)

320 kbps