Race by Pseudo Echo

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Race by Pseudo Echo
Race by Pseudo Echo

Album Released: 1989

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1.Fooled Again
2.Over Tomorrow
3.Caught
4.Imagination
5.Don't You Forget
6.Runaways
7.Searching For A Glory
8.Take On The World
9.Metropolis
10.Eye Of The Storm

Reviews

Pseudo Echo’s third and final album came when their fame was fading fast, which had already happened to the New Romantics movement as a whole, so looking back the demise of their popularity was hardly surprising.

Facing that reality, they attempted a change of image and style, becoming a Hard Rock band, and what resulted was Race, an album that was a flop both commercially and critically.

With the constant sound of crunching and whining guitars, this is a record of corny pretentious songs, all of which follow the same pattern, with rebels ready to “Take on the World” and be “Runaways”, while a man pumps gasoline because he’s got to feed his wife and pay the rent (do they think they’re Springsteen?), while he’s “Searching for a Glory”. And when the finishing “Eye of the Storm” opens with the lines The world we live in is a violent place, and that’s a fact we’re gonna have to face, one can’t help but yearn for the band’s first two, vastly superior, albums Autumnal Park and Love an Adventure.

Lost in all this are a few decent tunes, and Brian Canham’s fine voice, but it really is a painful listen. So if you take the world apart, hearts will be broken. Don’t let the revolution start, Gaaarrd will have spoken. Oh boy … a sad finish for a once very good Australian band.

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by Reviewer: The Doctor