There’s something about smooth 80’s synthetic sounds that just really do it for me. I’m not really sure what it is. Maybe it’s the way that new technology of that time was being used to produce music? Either way The BB&Q Band really drove that use of technology to create some smooth landscapes and vibes with their 1985 release “Genie.” This isn’t one of the regular albums that I review on this site. Which is probably the reason why I like it so much. I wouldn’t classify it as a party album. However, there are definitely some head nodding jams on here like “Won’t You Be With Me Tonight” and of course the ever popular track “Dreamer.” The title track “Genie” is a smooth simmering piece of synthetic delight! After all, what would you expect from a band that was formed by Fred Petrus who handpicked each member? However, sad thing to note is that this album was the final release from The BB&Q Band. The band shortly disbanded in 1986. Kind of a bummer.
A2. Main Attraction
A3. Won’t You Be With Me Tonight
A4. Don’t Force It
B1. Minutes Away
B2. On The Shelf