Because remembering is always good, Pplware brings to its readers its usual weekly rubric of classic music. We present in this section the songs that marked our youth or our recent past and that we still listen to because they are milestones in our life.
You can find music of such varied styles as Rock, dance music and even Pop that we like so much. The artists are known, with the songs that made them famous and we like them so much.
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Broken Wings – Mr. Mister
Mr. Mister was an American pop rock and new wave music group founded in 1982 in Phoenix, Arizona, although he had all of his record work in Los Angeles. It consisted of Richard Page (vocals and bass), Steve George (keyboards), Steve Farris (guitar) and Pat Mastelotto (drums). The band became known worldwide for creating the hits "Broken Wings" and "Kyrie" extracted from the album Welcome to the Real World.
Richard Page and Steve George were well-known musicians in Los Angeles who had performed for various artists such as Kenny Loggins, Donna Summer, Al Jarreau, The Pointer Sisters, Laura Branigan, Village People and Michael Jackson and formed the band Pages at the end of 70's with which they managed to show the song I Do Believe In You in the TOP 80.
In 1982 alongside guitarist Steve Farris and drummer Pat Mastelotto and with the contribution of author John Lang, Page's cousin, they form Mr. Mister and in 1984 they release their first album I Wear the Face by RCA Records. This was not successful as his main song “Hunters of the Night” managed to reach the Top 50. Despite this disappointing start, Richard Page is offered the place left by Bobby Kimball as the lead singer for Toto and Peter Cetera in Chicago, but he declines both offers.
In 1985 Welcome to the Real World is released, the biggest milestone of the band's career, responsible for launching three songs that reached the Top 10, among them “Broken Wings” and “Kyrie” that reached number 1 in the United States. Such success earned them great popularity in the 1980s and was consolidated with several appearances at benefit concerts, high turnover of their videos on MTV, and a successful tour to promote the album.
The third album Go On… is released in 1987 where, despite presenting themselves as a more mature band, they do not achieve the same commercial success as the previous album. The lack of success on Go On… caused Steve Farris to leave the group before starting the recording of his fourth album Pull, which due to the lack of support from the RCA label ends up not being released once the band falls apart in 1990. In November 23, 2010, Pull's remastered was finally released by the band - in collaboration with Sony Music - under Richard Page's independent label Little Dume Recordings.