Iron Age

Iron Age

by Mother's FinestMother's Finest

CD(Remastered / Includes book)

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Overview

Whether Mother's Finest was more rock-minded or R&B-minded on a particular album usually had a lot to do with what label the band was recording for at the time and who was in charge in the A&R department. Some A&R men wanted Mother's Finest to be an urban contemporary act and cater to black radio's tastes, but on Iron Age, MF was clearly going after the heavy metal/hard rock audience of the early 1980s. MF never sounded more focused and inspired than it does on this excellent LP, and forceful gems like "Rock 'N Roll 2 Nite," "U Turn Me On" and "Movin' On" indicated that MF should forget about what black radio was playing and simply concentrate on being a great metal/hard rock band (which is what it really wanted to be, anyway). Black radio, which had been a strong supporter of MF's 1978 hit "Love Changes," wasn't about to play an album this metal-oriented -- and sadly, rock radio ignored it as well. With the right promotion, Iron Age could have made MF a big hit with the Quiet Riot/Judas Priest/Scorpions crowd, but the album was a commercial flop instead of the big commercial breakthrough that it should have been. Nonetheless, the fact remains that this out-of-print LP is among MF's most rewarding albums and is well worth hunting for if you fancy yourself a metalhead.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/14/2017
Label: Rock Candy
UPC: 5055300392404
catalogNumber: 5047860
Rank: 32985

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mother's Finest   Primary Artist
Joyce Kennedy   Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Barry "B.B. Queen" Borden   Drums,Group Member
Moses Mo   Guitar,Group Member
Glenn Murdock   Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Jerry "Wyzard" Seay   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Mother's Finest   Composer,Producer
Jeff Glixman   Producer,Engineer
Dave Reynolds   Liner Notes
Derek Oliver   Liner Notes
Michael Keck   Composer
Terra Moore   Composer
Tomas Gonzalez   Artwork

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