Monday, October 8, 2012

The Call...Reconciled - let the day begin

The Call.  They had a great song that you likely heard, out a few years back, called Let the Day Begin. But that song is not on this album.  "Let The Day Begin" was The Call's 1989 release that became the band's biggest crossover hit.  With its prominent and thumping bassline and decent, driving guitars, "Let the Day Begin" was a rousing anthem that is a memorable introduction to the band's fifth album.  That album consists of some of The Call 's strongest material and the undercurrent of optimism and big arena rock hooks results in it being their best bid for wider success.  A great song from today's album is called I Still Beleive.  Here is more on The Call:  "The Call formed in Santa Cruz in 1980 by vocalist/guitarist Michael Been, Scott Musick, and Tom Ferrier.  Been and Musick were originally from Oklahoma.  Been was previously a member of the Chicago band Aorta, and then, between 1969 and 1971, of Lovecraft, the successor band to the psychedelic rock group H.P. Lovecraft.  Beginning with their self-titled debut in 1982, the Call went on to produce a total of 10 albums by 2000.  The eponymous premiere album was recorded in England, and Been later recalled that the band was in an exploratory phase at this point.  Been noted in a 1988 interview, "The Call was a compassionate album, but it probably came out as anger."  Peter Gabriel liked the band so much that he asked them to open for him during his 1982 "Shock the Monkey" tour.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I had sadly forgotten the song "Let the Day Begin". That is a great song, back when bands just played the music and sang the lyrics and let the audience emotional response rest on that! By and large that is tragically gone today.


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