Monday 7 May 2018
World Trade - World Trade (1989)
The debut album from this US band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of bass, keyboards, percussion, guitars, drums and vocals.
World Trade was Billy Sherwood's band and they have released three albums. I reviewed their new album, the 2017 album Unify half a year ago and got this album on the base of that album. You can read my review here.
Even back in 1989, the band sounded like an Asia copycat. Which is very much the case on both this album and the Unify album.
This album, the 1989 album, is also very much influenced by the poodle rock and the AOR scene from the 1980s. The music is very melodic and catchy choruses focused.
This album is very much a child of it's time and we get fifty minutes of this 1980s AOR galore.
Billy Sherwood's vocals are fine. The keyboards very much in the cheap and nasty mould. Ditto for the songs which also has some creepy bad lyrics.
This is merely a decent album which is not doing much for me. It is still an OK album which is not too bad. You have been encouraged/warned.