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DREAMBOAT ANNIE – Mushroom Records MRS 5005 – February 14 1976
Friday the 13th and February the 14th seem to be based on the ultimate deaths of men who suffered the “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” syndrome; where one’s positive altruistic beneficial actions often go unappreciated or are met with outright hostility.
Friday, Oct. 13th, 1307 France’s King Philip IV had the dedicated righteous protectors, the Knights Templar, rounded up as a falsely-accused “corrupt order” within the church, and then had them tortured and executed for heresy.
February 14th 270 AD was when St. Valentine was executed for arranging lovers to meet and marry while under a military ban on marriage.
On February 14th: 00individual’s Grandmother was born in 1900, the Gangland St. Valentine’s Day Massacre was in 1929, 00individual got married in 1977, and Heart released an amazing solid Rock album, “Dreamboat Annie” in 1976.
While still thrilling, back in 1976 Classic Rock was in fast decline; Singer/Songwriters and Disco dominated, and the “Love Songs of the ’70s” filled the airwaves. Rock had splintered into so many different genres it became diluted. Punk and Glam were on the rise and created a much-needed adrenaline shot to keep the Rock Machine stoked, but other than stalwarts The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, the Classic Rock playing field thinned – as did the Rock Spirit which had been so strong for so long.
However, not all hope was lost as it took three women to really kick some major Rock ‘n’ Roll Ass and jump-start the Good ol’ Rock ‘n’ Roll Spirit. The first two were Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, the third was Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders.
Heart was known in the Pacific Northwest and Canada as “Little Led Zeppelin” and with very good reason; their perfectly-balanced blend of Ballads and searingly-hot Rock impressed everyone who heard them. The Wilson sisters had what countless bands desperately wanted – Heart; as in, Rock ‘n’ Roll.
The Wilson Sisters made a huge impact and immediately gained a solid fan base with this album and saw the beginning of a legendary career/band.
“Magic Man” – 5:28
“Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child)” – 1:10
“Crazy on You” – 4:53
“Soul of the Sea” – 6:33
“Dreamboat Annie” – 2:02
“White Lightning & Wine” – 3:53
“(Love Me Like Music) I’ll Be Your Song” – 3:20
“Sing Child” (A. Wilson, N. Wilson, Steve Fossen, Roger Fisher) – 4:55
“How Deep It Goes” (A. Wilson) – 3:49
“Dreamboat Annie (Reprise)” – 3:50
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