Friday, October 24, 2014

Morse Code - 1983 - Code Breaker

Morse Code
Code Breaker

01. Still On My Mind (4:14)
02. Help The Man (6:06)
03. Finders Keepers (3:34)
04. My Turn (3:56)
05. Modern Problems (3:57)
06. Tough Times (4:13)
07. Im Not That Kind (4:14)
08. Never Grow Old (4:00)
09. Hall Of Mirrors (6:21)

- Daniel May / guitars, flute, vocals
- Mike Vallee / bass and vocals
- Marc Leach / keyboards
- Yves Boisvert / drums and percussion

 If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all... or in this case, not much. The unsettled career of this band was a virtual mirror to the shifts that occurred in music throughout the 70s and 80s, and they changed with the tide like a sand crab. This record, the very definition of corporate rock, was really the last straw creatively and revealed the intention of a group of skilled players to sell some records. As a result, it is a feeble if well-executed selection of commercial music with a dash of prog rock for flavor. The one decent cut, 'Hall of Mirrors', is a good pop tune and had FM blockbuster written all over it but like some evil plot engineered by record executives with plenty of money but a tin ear, Morse Code's 'Codebreaker' can best be described as what would happen if Eddie Jobson produced a collaboration between Survivor and Loverboy.

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