Friday, June 19, 2009

Little River Band

Little River Band are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1975 and named after a road sign for the Victorian township of Little River. They were the first Australian rock group to enjoy sustained commercial success in the United States. During their career the band have sold more than 25 million records and scored 13 American Top 40 hits. They released this compilation "Greatest Hits" in 1982 and unlike a lot of compilation albums this album truly is a "greatest hits" package. LRB were all over the radio throughout the late 70's and early 80's, hell you couldn't turn on the radio without hearing one of their songs. They are a band that's easy to overlook or even forget about until someone plays one of their hits and then you think oh yeah they were a pretty good band, I remember that song. Blending rock elegance with catchy, full-flavored harmonies, each of the songs on this album contains an element of their gracious musical craft. "Reminiscing" was recognized by BMI as one of the most frequently played songs in the history of American radio, with more than four million plays to its credit. "Lady" has also accumulated more than three million plays and according to the biography of John Lennon written by Albert Goldman's biography, John Lennon named "Reminiscing" as one of his favorite songs. Listening to this Greatest Hits package makes you realize that they had a whole slew of hits that you didn't remember they did. Oh and by the way since the first day of summer officially arrives this weekend it's chock full of great tunes perfect for summer.

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