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"Just A Game"
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Year of Release: 1979
Lay It On The Line
Young Enough To Cry
Just A Game
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"Just A Game"
Triumph -- a great band from Canada, their sound is most compared to that
of the Jefferson Starship. They return to the WSVNRadio website with their
1979 release, Just A Game. (Their first review was
The opening track, "Movin On'" resembles the early sound of Styx,
being more progressive than the standard rock. "Lay It On The Line"
brings back some memories as it was many favorite AOR songs played on the
FM side. Having a more blues mix with rock, "Young Enough To Cry"
is another exceptional song.
Classic rock of the 1970s best describes "American Girls" -- a much
harder rocker, such bands as the rocking Jefferson Starship and even Journey
(their harder rock) compares on this one. The title track definitely compares
to the Jefferson Starship, and the accoustic guitar instrumental "Fantasy
Serenade" has a different approach than that of the common standard hard
rock sound of Triumph. "Hold On" starts out as a ballad, and kicks in
as another good classic rock number. And talk about a 180 degree turn,
"Suitcase Blues" has a more contemporary jazz sound, very soothing and
relaxing, and makes this song even more special, being different in sound than
Triumph's common hard rock.
Vocalist Rik Emmett is easily compared to the Jefferson Starship's Mickey
Thomas, and Just A Game captures great rock sounds of progressive and
hard rock. Featuring the biggest hit from this album, the Jefferson Starship
sounding "Lay It On The Line," Triumph's music is worth checking out for
those who enjoy Classic Rock, and the rock of the nineteen seventies.
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