Cool Age (New Born  NB 7027)  1980  Canada *

 

 

Cool indeed.  New wave poprockin’ femme with a somewhat radical look – like she’d have no problem hangin’ with Blondie, Joan Jett and Pat Benatar.  Musically she’s like a more subdued version of the latter yet still a far cry from wimpy female ccm.  Note that cool electric guitar  she’s got strapped on.  ‘Super Heroes’, ‘Taking My Baby For A Ride’ and the title track are all fun crusin’ along with a cool beat and happy rock-and-roll vibes.  ‘Backside Of The Desert’ has a mysterious mood carried along by dreamy harmonies and hypnotic bass riff ala Fleetwood Mac.  Decent electric guitar moves on ‘Living On Broken Hearts’ and ‘Somebody Loves Me’ (check out the weird synths on the latter).  ‘Family’ and ‘Visions’ are quieter ballad expressions.  All ten songs written by Geri. Up therewith Shelia Walsh’s Future Eyes.  Did I mention she’s cool?      (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).

 

Tracks:

01. Super Heroes

02. Backside Of The Desert

03. Cool Age

04. Somebody Love Me

05. Family

06. Taking Baby For A Ride

07. Living On Broken Hearts

08. Visions

09 . Just A Heart

10. I Know

 

 

 

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