Thursday, July 31, 2008

Corey Hart - First Offense - 1983

I'll be honest. "Sunglasses at Night" is the only reason I am posting this record. The other thing I have to confess is that I cheated with this posting. Even thought I own the LP, I saved myself some time and pulled this from a CD rip.

The rest of the record isn't all that bad. in fact I'd say about half the songs are decent.

I really like "Lamp At Midnight". It reminds me of "One Thing Leads To Another" by The Fixx. It's mostly in the rhythm and even the arrangement. There are some sounds in here that are right from The Fixx. Remember that hollow wood wind sound they had, well this song has that same synth here.

"It Ain't Enough" is also a pretty decent song. Yes I said "decent". I am a child of the 80's. Anyways, I think this was kind of a hit as well. I at least kind of remember it and think it's quite strong.

"Does She Love You", "At The Dance" and "Jenny Fey" are also worth the listen.

This guy had some talent. I don't think he ever recaptured the lightning of "Sunglasses" but according to allmusic.com he is still writing and living happily in the Bahamas. Probably still living of the royalties of that one single.

Enjoy!

01-Sunglasses At Night.mp3
02-Peruvian Lady.mp3
03-Lamp At Midnite.mp3
04-She Got The Radio.mp3
05-It Ain't Enough.mp3
06-Does She Love You.mp3
07-Cheatin' In School.mp3
08-The World Is Fire.mp3
09-At The Dance.mp3
10-Jenny Fey.mp3

Corey Hart - First Offense.zip

2 comments:

Matracas said...

I really love "Sunglasses at night". It's actually in my Top 100 favorite songs of the 80's. He has another song that I equally like (well, maybe just a little less than "sunglasses..") which is "Never surrender".

Spencer said...

I'll have to keep a look out for that one.