Plan 9 -Rearview
9's third album is called "Rearview". With this album the
group wanted to pay homage to all great songs that made them want to
play music in the first place. "These are songs that meant
something to each one of us - a special time, place or person.
PLUS, these are songs that have stood the test of time - they are
still GREAT songs 10, 20 or even 30 or more years after they were
first written," comments Drew Bentley, the leader of the band.
Chris Mann has recently reviewed
this album. So I want to throw more light on the history of the songs
which were covered for this special album.
Gonna Do was written by the keyboardist Corey Lerios and the
guitarist Dave Jenkins.
Together with drummer Steve Price and bassist and singer Bud Cockrell
they founded the group "Pablo
Cruise" in 1973. The hit Whatcha Gonna
Do was released on their double platinum
album "A Place In The Sun" (1977). Dave Jenkins himself lend
his voice for this great song.
There was written by keyboardist
and songwriter Rod Argent.
This song was an immense hit of his group "The
Zombies" in 1964. The Zombies were founded in the London
suburb of St. Albans in the early '60s. The song was the first single
on their label Decca. The tune
made number 1 in America and opened the door for a huge fan community.
was the songwriter of Dance With
Me. John Hall formed in 1972 the
group "Orleans" together with Larry Hoppen and Wells Kelly.
Larry's brother Lance joined the group in 1973. Dance
With Me was their big hit in
1975 ("Let There Be Music"). It's a real pleasure that the
singer of the original song Larry Hoppen also interprets this cover.
friends of EWF Fantasy
is one of their super hits. The band
was founded in Chicago in 1969 by Maurice White. The song was released
on the album "All 'N All" in 1977. The popularity of this
album explains that it was reissued in 1999 with 3 further songs
added. The song was written by Del Barrio and the White
Never Find was written by
Gamble/Huff, the creators of the Philadelphia Sound. This song was a
multi-platinum success of the singer Lou
Rawls from his album "All Things In Time" in 1976.
the creator of Blinded
By The Light. The
song was released on his album "Greetings From Asbury Park"
in 1973, Bruce's debut album. But it should last 'til 1976 that Manfred
Mann's Earth Band's best-selling album "The
Roaring Silence" turns this song to a number
was written by John Lennon and
Paul McCartney for their album "Beatles For Sale"
(1964). It was reissued on their next album "Beatles '65".
One of those rare songs which have an own website.
was originally written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen (Steely
Dan) as a soundtrack for the same-called movie (1978). It was one
of Steely Dan's greatest hits and added to innumerous
multi-selling group was Kool
& The Gang. Their singer Gary Brown wrote Too
their album "Ladies Night" (1979). The song was the second
single of their album and a chart-topper.
Island was a TV-series
from 1964-1967. This popular television comedy begins with the
shipwreck of the S.S. Minnow in a terrible storm. Gilligan, the
Skipper too, a millionaire and his wife, a movie-star, the Professor
and Mary Ann are all stranded on the island. This TV-series is still
very popular as you can see in the