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"The Whole World's
© Aquarius Records
Year of Release: 1976
Wings Of Love
We Can Be More
Than We Are
Rock N' Roll Woman
Like A Lover
Like A Song
Kick Willy Rd.
The Whole World's
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"The Whole World's Goin' Crazy"
The month of April begins with a band with the word April as part of their
name -- April Wine's 1976 release, The Whole World's Goin' Crazy.
For the 1970s pop rock fan, this album is sure to be a favorite, yet, it's
hard to find original CD releases of April Wine, unless you're in their
hometown of Canada, where this band was a huge favorite.
If you're a fan of Southern Rock, you'll enjoy songs such as "Gimmie
Love" and "Rock N' Roll Woman." Having a sound a step-down from
bands such as Molly Hatchet and The Allman Brothers, these songs have a more
pop flavor, yet it could easily fit the Southern Rock format. "Gimmie
Love" could easily have received huge radio airplay if given the chance.
"So Bad" has a more harder rock edge, where "Wings Of Love"
is a beautiful pop-sounding ballad, that would win the hearts of progressive
rock fans. "We Can Be More Than We Are" is funky, with its funk/soul
"Shotdown" returns with the great rock and roll sound, as heard in
songs like "Gimmie Love" and "Rock N' Roll Woman." "Like A Lover
Like A Song" is one of those Monster Ballads, where a common
hard-rock band goes mellow in recording a slow, beautiful ballad such as
Once again, the 1970s rock & roll sound returns with "Kick Willy Rd."
and the album's closing title track has a pop sound, as in the early years of
10cc, the Bay City Rollers and Eric Carmen.
Basic rock & roll is best described The Whole World's Goin' Crazy.
It definitely has the 1970s rock sound, where every song could easily get equal
radio airplay. Most critics refer to April Wine as hard-rock and even
heavy-metal. Southern Rock in a sense is heard here, but heavy-metal is
definitely not the case on this particular album. If you're familiar with the
basic rock and roll sound heard in the Rhino series, Have A Nice Day,
a lot of the rock bands sound can be compared to The Whole World's Goin'
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