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Shane’s Music Challenge: HEART – 1985 – Heart

| 2 April 2014 | Reply

HEART – 1985 – Heart


Heart - Heart cover

The Wilson sisters were at a bit of a loss early in the 80’s, unsure of which way to turn after huge success with a glorious run of hits as the quintessential hard rockin’ hippy chicks of the 70’s.

The HEART album is the result of Capitol Records pressuring them to both bring in outside writers, and tart up to the max.

The figures speak for themselves: 5 million copies sold, and four top ten US hits. It’s a gloriously saccharine album full of instantly recognisable OTT guilty pop-metal pleasures, even today.

With Howard Leese, Denny Carmassi and Mark Andes on board backing Ann & Nancy, and the likes of Holly Knight, Jim Vallance and Bernie Taupin co-authoring songs with the band, coupled with the revamped image that was all frilly princess clothes, soft focus videos and none-bigger hair, it was a complete no-brainer that What About Love, Never, These Dreams, Nothin’ At All and If Looks Could Kill would be huge hits and album favourites.

Saccharine or not, they fuckin’ rock, man!

By Shane Pinnegar

Category: Shane's Rock Challenge

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