Adventures In Utopia
Review by Jackie Rae (Switch to
Hope I'm not late on this review. I swear we played alot of this album on
the air at Q104 radio station. But that was in 1981-82. Hmmmm...this
album must have had a long run cause it was released in 1980. I remember
playing Shot In The Dark, and Last Of The New Wave Riders and You Make Me
Crazy and On The Road To Utopia and Rock Love and maybe maybe The very Last
Time. Hmmmm we went through a format change then from 104 FM The Voice of
Rock'n'Roll; an AOR format, to Q104 We Play The Hits a CHR format.
Anyway I was still in my last semester in college and produced a Music Video
for a final in my Advanced TV Production and Direction class.
"You Make Me Crazy" and the song "Another Life" with computer grahics
edited into the life footage sent all the way from San Franscio for
my project..:) Got an A too.:):):) I was really proud because I was
making Videos like Todd and MTV.:):) Wonder If TR ever saw it...gave one
copy back stage In NYC to his engineer to show him. And then gave him one
back-stage in K.C. directly to him. Hmmmm.
This album has to be the best pop/rock album Utopia ever produced in my
humble opinion. HITS HITS HITS up and happy and fun and never too down.
I'm putting it on the turntable now. Yes I play albums! My husband owns
a CD player. But then I love old jukeboxes and the old phonograhs too,
and the old cylinder players...antiques now you know. Watch the value
climb as folks enjoy the ORIGINAL sounds and equipment of the past. I'd
love to have one of the old Quad systems and some Quad albums, they use to
blow my mind!!!!
Hey don't you love the moon and the floating incased man on the Cover?:)
I do...and the little symbols and sub-titles after each song lyric. Neat!
I'll include them in " " here in case you don't have them. Isn't it
strange that the episodes are in a chaotic order??? Anyone have a clue
to the meaning of this???? We have a puzzle here and at the bottom
of the page I have made a suggestion to try out.
- The Road To Utopia
- An Anthem perfectly expressing the great feelings
we have for each other as Utopians.:)
A Boat symbol "Episode 1 Road To Utopia"
- You Make Me Crazy
- *wolfgirl sticks out her tongue and wags her tail.
You still make me crazy!:):)
A Werid Face symbol "Episode 4 "Vinyl Is Final"
- Second Nature
- I have my ways and you and have yours, now enjoy it.
A Pyrimid symbol "Episode 2 Second Nature"
- Set Me Free
- NO way....don't you set me free, I'm still falling.
A Bird symbol "Episode 3 Eye For An Eye"
- The guys really captured the essence of a Caravan here I
mean ... its perfect I could ride all-night!
An Animal symbol "Episode 8 The Oasis"
- Last Of The New Wave Riders
- Thats us, the call to the artists and
creators of positive change.
A Man's Head w/Hat w/wings symbol "Episode 5 In Service To The Squad"
- Shot In The Dark
- Boom Boom Boom Boom she took off like a Bat out of Hell.:)
Gun Control is Hitting your target.:) Great Song.
A round circle with center symbol "Episode 7 The Doldrums"
- The Very Last Time
- My head may go crazy my heart it may burst, as
we force the thing/love away from us that hurts.
A Time Glass w/sand symbol "Episode 6 Freedom Fighters"
- Love Alone
- Yes it makes life all worth while.:):)
A Flower symbol "Episode 6 (again) Freedom Fighters"
- Rock Love
- My faith strong as a rock...an ideal dream not fade away.
A Torch symbol "Episode 7 (again) "The Doldrums"
Ok now the Puzzle of all this...someone or all of us should tape
these songs in the Episode order! And experience this album in
a whole NEW way. Maybe this album is the first interactive album
because to get the theme or puzzle we have to edit it and tape it to get
the new persceptions etc. We have do it ourselfs???? Just and idea
guys but this is a mystery for us to play with.:):):) Anybody have
any other ideas about this??
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