BANGLES - "DIFFERENT LIGHT" 1986

BANGLES


"DIFFERENT LIGHT"
1986

MANIC MONDAY - The song was written by one of my idols Prince, amid rumours of some kind of romance between Susanna Hoffs and the star.  It was perfect for the girls and was similar to Prince's other projects at the time, 60s style hippy-esque akin to "Paisley Park" and "Raspberry Beret" with subtle harmonies.

IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT - A great Pop song, taking you back to the late 60s and early 70s which sums up all the elements within this album.  The catchy chorus, the beautiful harmonies, the Rock guitars are all here backing up Vicki Peterson's great vocal.

WALKING DOWN YOUR STREET -  This took the band back to their debut album, "All Over The Place", 60s inspired Beat Pop combo style.

WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN - The fast tempo chug-a-chug backing and guitar solos plus an incredibly catchy chorus, sing-a-long "way-oh way-oh" chants, Susanna's sexy breathy vocal snippet and whistling.  Add this to a funny video and a "dance craze" it was destined to be a massive hit.

STANDING IN THE HALLWAY -  This surely has influences by Prince, The Cars and Talking Heads.  With its alternate guitar solo snippets of twangy Country and then funky slap bass style it is unmistakeably 80s Pop Rock.  DebbyPeterson takes lead vocals for this track.

RETURN POST - Vicki singing over an unusual Blues/Country hybrid amid little guitar solos and electronic keyboards.  Not my favourite track but then this album has high standards.

IF SHE KNEW WHAT SHE WANTS - A hint of Motown Soul feel like the singing groups of the time with a little more guitars.

LET IT GO - This sees all the girls on vocal duties in an almost Psychedelic track which reminds me of the likes of The Searchers, The Hollies and Mnafred Mann.  Nice little track.

SEPTEMBER GURLS - A cover of the 1974 track by Rock band Big Star.  Michael Steele takes centre stage on vocals in AOR Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers sound-a-like.

ANGELS DON'T FALL IN LOVE - Country Rock style track sung by Vicki and also has a Latin feel at the end, for half the track it reminded me of Fleetwood Mac then Santana towards the end!

FOLLOWING - The song is an Acoustic ballad sung by Michael Steele in an almost Johnny Cash style, it actually reminds me of Procol Harum's "Whiter Shade Of Pale".

NOT LIKE YOU - Sung by Debby, takes me back to the Mamas and Papas or The Carpenters.  A lovely, gentle song that is a nice end to a great album.





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