Lodgic - 2011 - Nomadic Sands (Reïssue)
Rise & Fall
Push So Hard
In The Cards
Bringing Me Back
LODGIC was an American AOR group which consisted of some of the finest musicians from this musical genre including Mike and Billy Sherwood on vocals & keyboards
and vocals & bass, and Jimmy Haun on guitars & vocals. They existed between 1977 and 1987.
Recorded in 1985, ‘Nomadic Sands’ was their only album being produced together with David Paich, Tom Knox and Steve Porcaro, and originally only released on vinyl on
A&M Records. Next to the obvious influences by Yes and Toto, the band at the time also implemented sounds similar to the likes of Go West, Saga and Peter Gabriel.
After the split of LODGIC, Michael & Billy Sherwood together with Guy Allison formed WORLD TRADE; later on the members appeared on many productions including
albums by Yes, Unruly Child, The Doobie Brothers, YOSO, The Key, Sheryl Crow, Air Supply and Cher.
“Nomadic Sands” is heavily influenced by progressive icons Yes and by pop craftsmen Toto with a dose of typical 80’s sounds, but the result is a fine debut for a short lived
band with plenty of good songs and a great production. Although the album failed to chart in the U.S., the first single "Lonely Man" was featured in the movie Prince of Bel
Air, starring Mark Harmon and Kirstie Alley.
"Romance" is a very good AOR song with a very nice keyboard intro.
"Stand back" is a more pop orientated song very much in the same style as his influence "Peter Gabriel" !
"Lonely man" is a nice semi ballad.
"Red light" is again a song in the same style as Peter Gabriel
"Rise & Fall" is a more uptempo melodic song.
"Push so hard" has some sort o eastern sounding intro but is a very good pop/AOR song
My favorite song of all on here is "Linda Sue".....an amazing love song with great harmony vocals ! Classic AOR !!
Yesterrock with the help of Universal Music Germany now is re-releasing this sought after AOR gem for the first time on CD.
Mike Sherwood (Vocals, Keyboards) - William Sherwood (Vocals, Bass)
Jimmy Haun (Gitarre, Vocals) - Guy Allison (Keyboard Systems, Vocals)
Gary Starnes (Electric & Acoustic Drums)
Last Updated (Saturday, 17 December 2011 12:27)