Friday, 17 October 2014

Then Jerico 'Big Area'

Chart Peak: 13
Their 2nd British Top 20 hit following the success of 'The Motive' in September 1987... 'Big Area' made No. 13 in late January 1989.
Side 2 is obviously supposed to be the the rock side of the album, and here we find another permutation of late-80s rock with this bombastic stadium sound. Everything about this track wants to be "Big", even the title, and the production thuds along for an unnecessary five minutes.It's obviously supposed to be a big statement but it rings hollow, and placing it close to the modernity of INXS and FYC or even the good-time cameraderie of Status Quo does it no favours.

Also appearing on: Now 16
Available on: The Big Area

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