The lovely ladies on Charlie's album covers always got our attention.
Charlie was a British rock band that got occasional FM airplay in the late ’70s.
Charlie's music had plenty of sharp lyrics, lots of hooks and crisp vocals. A bit like ELO mixed with Foreigner and just a dash of Queen, if you need a guide. It was a bit deceptive, though. It often sounded sunny when the subject matter was anything but.
Take today's tunes from "Fight Dirty," Charlie's 1979 album.
"Killer Cut" voices the desperate need to write that one great single to make it in the music business ... and then get the radio to play it. Which is exactly what happened.
"Heartless," about a woman who's just that, and "Runaway," about a girl who at 16 already has seen and done too much, seem rock video-ready, if not rock opera-ready.
Guilty pleasures all.
Charlie - Killer Cut (Mp3)
Charlie - Heartless (Mp3)
Charlie - Runaway (Mp3)