This World

This World

by Face Dancer


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Originally released to widespread indifference in 1979, Face Dancer's eclectic debut album, This World, effectively fell into a gaping stylistic chasm. Part hard rock, part pomp rock, part glam rock, and part power pop, its songs simply spanned too wide a sonic gamut to connect with any given audience within the band's reach, and seemingly left Face Dancer's label perplexed as to how they should go about promoting such a band as well. Should they have chased the glitter rock audience with handclapping, foot-stomping chants like "Red Shoes" and "Time Bomb," which betray the Kim Fowley connection that helped get them signed to Capitol in the first pace? Should they have angled for the more discerning crowds just discovering the genius of Cheap Trick at the time with infectious power pop confections like "Can't Stand Still," "If I Could Kiss You," and the Big Star-like "Heart at Home"? Should they have targeted the blue-collar rockers at the corner bar with Spartan hard rockers like "The Sphinx" and "Hard to Please"? Or, finally, should they have gone for broke behind the Queen-sized pomp and circumstance achieved by power ballads "Cry Baby" and "When You Said" or the aptly named "Change," which teases with Beatlesque psych whimsy before undergoing a lupine transformation into a heavy rock carnivore? In the end, both band and label could do none of the above (or at least very little of it), and so Face Dancer's commercial doom was sealed almost before the vinyl grooves on this first effort had cooled and shipped out of the factory, heading straight into cutout bins across North America.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/20/2009
Label: Rock Candy
UPC: 8275650437298
catalogNumber: 44
Rank: 53744


  1. Red Shoes
  2. Can't Stand Still
  3. Change
  4. If I Could Kiss You
  5. The Sphinx
  6. Cry Baby
  7. Heart's at Home
  8. Hard to Please
  9. Time Bomb
  10. When You Said

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This World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DebbieHNC More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite band in the early 80's and I was thrilled when this was remade...Go to or to find out what the band is up to now and to hear other music by them...Really talented group that got cheated out of being a national sensation!Hear for yourself!