Saturday, August 21, 2010

Artist: Surrender, Album: No Surrender, Song: Start Again

"My brother, he was doing okay.  He worked in plastics, made a good wage.  Too much pressure to be faced everyday.  And so his problems got carried away.  And he gets to the booze once to often.  Don't know why he wants to get so high.  Can't seem to stop him.  He just starts again." Surrender were a Toronto band born from the disco/r&b scene of the late seventies and transformed into a rock band.  This cool track that reminds me a lot of Peter Gabriel's Solsbury Hill, was a single on their second album entitled, No Surrender, released in 1982.  The core band for this recording was Alfie Zappacosta, Steve Jensen and Paul Delaney.  The band would break up following this release and Alfie would go on to greater success as Zappacosta.  The track that is usually associated with the band's career is the song, It's All Been Done Before which is the lead off song on this 4 song EP.  I believe Start Again was the second single selected on the record.  I am only aware of vinyl copies for this particular release and they are hard to find.  Ebay had three trading between $4.99 and $16.99 at the time of this blog.  You can hear the track on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!

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