ALDO NOVA: A PORTRAIT OF ALDO NOVA

ALDO NOVA: A PORTRAIT OF ALDO NOVA

For about 15 minutes in 1982 Aldo Nova had it all–the name, the hair, and a hit song in the FM rock radio favourite “Fantasy.” The accurately titled A Portrait of Aldo Nova collects eight songs from Nova’s hit-hosting debut, while the 10 remaining tracks are taken from subsequent coasters Subject and Twitch. Some of the songs bridge the gap between Gowan and Loverboy by mixing majestic (but monumentally dated) synth sounds with crotch rock vocals and attitude. Nova is at his best on poppier numbers like “Ball and Chain,” “Foolin’ Yourself,” and “Rumours of You,” which also serve to offset some of his loopier pretensions. These are hinted at in the J.G. Ballard-ish song title of the synthstrumental “Armageddon (Race Cars) /Armageddon” and explained more fully in the anonymously written (Nova’s mom?) liner notes. Still, however dated these recordings may be–and Nova makes Billy Idol sound relevant–they do possess a fetching innocence. It’s easy to imagine the young Nova just starting out, ensconced in a recording studio after midnight, playing all the instruments for the demos that would become his debut and dreaming of living out his fantasy life. –Shawn Conner

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Tracklist
From Aldo Nova
1 Fantasy 5:04
2 Hot Love 3:54
3 It’s Too Late 3:20
4 Ball And Chain 4:01
5 Heart To Heart 3:41
6 Foolin’ Yourself 3:34
7 Under The Gun 3:46
8 See The Light 3:55
From Subject
9 Armageddon (Race Cars) / Armageddon 3:11
10 Monkey On Your Back 4:35
11 Hey Operator 3:55
12 Africa (Primal Love) / Hold Back The Night 5:27
13 All Night Long 3:41
14 Always Be Mine 4:10
15 Victim Of A Broken Heart 4:15
From Twitch
16 Rumours Of You 4:54
17 Tonight (Lift Me Up) 4:14
18 Lay Your Love On Me 3:59

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