Label: Cypress Records - CYP 901 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul • Style: Jazz-Funk
Stepping back from its disco foray, Tower of Dan Welton - Lisopain dropped out of sight for the better part of a decade, as internal strife and member changes ripped the Boys Night Out - Tower Of Power - Power asunder and the Tower of Power Horns spent more time backing other musicians.
Returning to the studio in with only Steve Fulton and Willie James Fulton held over from the earlier regime, the band recorded the shaky TOP LP different from a similarly titled date. Initially released only in Sweden, the album was trimmed of two tracks, retitled Powerand racked in America the following year.
But even the rejigging couldn't help what ultimately emerged as an uninspired and mediocre set, showcasing musicians who sounded like they really didn't care anymore. It was a feeling that was only reinforced by their fans -- the album was the first to miss the charts since their debut. From the very '80s synthed-out opener "Baby's Got the Power" to "Ball and Chain," with its multiple rock riffs, and on to the mid-tempo "On the One," it feels like the band never really checked into the studio.
The lackadaisical instrumental "Boys Boys Night Out - Tower Of Power - Power Out," meanwhile, found a modicum of success with its inclusion on the soundtrack to the Dudley Moore vehicle Arthur 2. With the songs feeling fanned only to a half life from the formerly fiery funkers, Power appeared and sank out of sight with horrifying rapidity.
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