Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Survivor - Too Hot to Sleep...

Survivor - Too Hot to Sleep.  How apropos for the weather we've been having lately in Chicago.  If you read here, you know I am a huge Jimmy Peterik fan.   This album - Too Hot to Sleep capped the band's decade long run that started in 1979 all the way to 1988.  [Survivor re-assembled to make another album years later, in 2006, called Reach].   I keep a satchel of Ides of March and Survivor records at the ready, in case I see Jim somewhere in town.  Plus many 45's.  He is so generous with his time.  He will autograph them all, and is always happy to be in anyone's impromptu cell phone photo.  That's what's so great about him - he is a true Rock and Roll Legend, who is down to earth and approachable.  This record:  Too Hot to Sleep is the seventh album from rock band Survivor, it was released in 1988.  It was a relative commercial disappointment, reaching only #187 on the Billboard album charts, though "Across The Miles" is one of their biggest AC (adult contemporary) chart hits.  After this album, founders Frankie Sullivan and Jim Peterik put the band on indefinite hiatus, and singer Jimi Jamison would continue to tour under the Survivor name (thus resulting in a lengthy court battle regarding rights to the name).  Drummer Marc Droubay and bassist Stephen Ellis were replaced by studio musicians on the album. The lineup of Sullivan, Peterik and Jamison would not reunite until 2000.  This is one of the many Survivor albums taken out of print in 2009.  However, it is available as a more pricey import.

1 comment:

  1. Andy had a girlfriend in the 80's who was, as I recall, a close friend of JP's!


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