Emitt Rhodes

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtrack
Tags: singer-songwriter folk baroque pop 60s pop power pop rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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25 February 1950, Hawthorne, California, USA, d. 2002. Rhodes first attracted attention as drummer in the Palace Guard, a Los Angeles-based septet which recorded several superior British-influenced singles, notably ‘All Night Long’ and ‘(Like) Falling Sugar’. Rhodes left the line-up in 1966, tiring of its conservative image, and having switched to guitar, pieced together the Merry-Go-Round. This superb anglophile quartet completed an album and a handful of singles, before Rhodes left to record as a solo act. The American Dream combined several Merry-Go-Round masters with new material, and his career did not flourish fully until the release of Emitt Rhodes. He wrote, arranged and co-produced the entire selection as well as playing all the instruments. The results offered a grasp of melodic pop similar to that of Paul McCartney, and invoked a kinship with contemporaries Badfinger and the Raspberries. Mirror was burdened by an unfocused production...

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