Joy Band (no label 101080) 1980
Obscure one from ﬁve West Palm Beach, Florida guys with a good progressive rural-edged soft rock sound featuring melodic piano in the foreground, joined by electric guitar leads and occasional synthesizer accompaniment. A good deal of lively material from the banjo-pickin’ ‘Broken Man’, to ‘Jesus Is The One’ which gets down with a moving fuzz solo. ‘Star Lighter’ pulls a Foreigner move by swiping the piano riff from ‘Cold As Ice’. A few gentle ballads, but nothing I’d put in the ﬂuff category. Eleven songs presented within a simple competent homemade environment. Attractive blue cover illustration of band logo with sea-side coconut-laden palm tree. (The Archivist, 4th Edition by Ken Scott).
I have not acquired this album yet. Thank you Ken for the front cover photos. Thank you Donald for the rear cover photo and the song list.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-1||Long Hard Journey||3:03|
|1-2||Brand New Love Song||2:17|
|1-3||Dream Come True||2:13|
|1-4||Jesus Is The One||1:50|
|1-5||I Don’t Want To Be Lonely||3:37|
|1-6||Don’t You Even Care||3:24|
|2-4||Will You Come||3:57|
|2-5||Thank You Song||3:43|