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Mike Rutherford


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2 stars Some years ago (maybe more than ten years ago) I read in one of the Forums of one of the official websites of GENESIS (a band which has changed their official websites at least three times) that MIKE RUTHERFORD was planning then to re-issue again his second solo album titled "Acting Very Strange" (1982) on CD in a remastered form (being first released on CD in 1991 in the U.S. and in 1993 in the U.K.). Maybe Rutherford and /or the record labels changed that plan. Maybe Rutherford was not very happy with this album, and more particularly with his lead vocals on it, which in my opinion, are not very bad but also not very good. He and TONY BANKS were very important members in GENESIS in terms of being two of the main songwriters. Unfortunately, they are not very good lead singers and in this respect they have to depend in someone else to sing their songs in a better way. But "Acting Very Strange" (and in Banks`s case with his album titled "The Fugitive" from 1983) were both brave attempts to try to sing their own songs, but unfortunately without much success.

Both songs from this single were taken from Rutherford`s "Acting Very Strange" album, a very Pop Rock album from the eighties. In my country the song from that album which was played a lot in the radio was "Maxine", which I think that it was the best choice for a single release in those days when Pop Rock music was competing with Heavy Metal music in some FM Radio stations in my city. I never listened to "Halfway There" being played in those radio stations. But this song and "A Day to Remember" are also good for radio playing, but less important. "Halfway There" has some distorted guitars and very good drums by Stewart Copeland. "A Day to Remember" has some synthesiser playing plus a programmed drum machine.

Guillermo | 2/5 |


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