Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What'cha Gonna Do?

Pablo Cruise

A Place In The Sun


Panned by many, enjoyed by most. One of my 70's guilty pleasures.


Biography by Steve Huey

Pablo Cruise achieved some measure of success during the latter part of the '70s with its mellow, easygoing California pop. The band was formed in 1973 by former members of Stoneground and It's a Beautiful Day: guitarist Dave Jenkins, keyboardist Cory Lerois, bassist Bud Cockrell, and drummer Steve Price. The group was praised for the compositional and instrumental skill on the albums Pablo Cruise and Lifeline, and were rewarded with the Top Ten hit "Whatcha Gonna Do?" in 1977 from A Place in the Sun. Cockrell left and was replaced by former Santana bassist Bruce Day. Worlds Away went platinum, as did its predecessor, and produced three hit singles, including the Top Ten "Love Will Find a Way." By the time the '80s rolled around, the new wave movement was in full swing on the pop charts, and Pablo Cruise fell out of favor with the record-buying public. Several of the group's songs were used as soundtrack material for sports programs on ABC, CBS, and NBC, and their work also appeared in the films Free Ride, An Unmarried Woman, and Dreamer.


1 A Place in the Sun
2 What'cha Gonna Do?
3 Raging Fire
4 I Just Wanna Believe
5 Tonight My Love
6 Can't You Hear the Music?
7 Never Had a Love
8 Atlanta June
9 El Verano

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. said...

Okay, I'm up for this. Never heard the band before, dismissed them as AOR product crap. After listening to it ... I'm having to reassess myself. Apparently I really enjoy AOR crap. My next task - seek out their other albums. Shamelessly.