Monday, May 12, 2008

Spring Fever  

Fever was a SF Bay Area group that centered around Dale Reed, Joseph "Joe" Bomback and Dennis Wadlington. The group got together in 1978 and put out a 12" that was a cover of the Motown hit Standing In The Shadows Of Love. Their LP that followed is owned by at least 75% of your Beat Electric hosts and features the late, great Patrick Cowley on synthesizers. These posted tracks are from their last 12" on Fantasy Records from 1980. The guitar line in Dreams And Desire is so familiar but I can't think of where I have heard it before. There is a lot of Bay Area talent present on these records and this particular one is signed by the record's producer and Bay Area DJ legend John Hedges. I apologize for the recording of The One Tonight, I gave up after digging the groove 7 times. Tim apparently loved the track!

mp3: Fever - The One Tonight
mp3: Fever - Dreams And Desire (Jim Burgess Mix)

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  • May 22, 2010 at 1:25 PM  

    The guitar on "Dreams & Desire" sounds like Kano's "Can't Hold Back Your Loving" from '81...

    I started clubbing in 1978 and lived through this music while hearing it played in the clubs. I bought as much as I could at the time and then subsequently bought up tracks that I found in the bargain bins.

    In 1988 I partnered in a club which kept the vibe going for 18 years and once that closed some of the old partners opened another club. This is what this music does to you...

    For young guys you have impeccable taste and you should know that, if you were playing in those clubs, you would be right on target with your music...

    Keep this blog going, it's one of the best available...

  • May 26, 2010 at 8:27 AM  

    Thanks for the kind words Jeff. You are correct that the guitar riff sounds like that from "can't hold back...;" nice work.

    Do you have any mixes from back in the day?