Wet Willie - Manorisms / Which One's Willie? (2013)
Mp3 CBR320 kbps | 77:59 min | 227 Mb (5% Rec.) | Scans included
Southern Rock, Blues Rock | Label: BGO Records
This 2013 BGO two-fer combines 1977's Manorisms and the following year's Which One's Willie?, the two records Wet Willie released on Epic after a prolonged stint at Capricorn. The shift in labels was accompanied by a shift in sound, with the group largely abandoning its signature Southern rock in favor of a super-slick mainstream pop/rock sound, one that found space for arena-rock workouts, power ballads, funky vamps, and a fair share of yacht rock, where soft sounds took precedence over full-tilt boogie. Whether or not this is a good thing depends entirely on taste. Both recordings made the US Top 200 with the singles 'Weekend' and 'Street Corner Serenade' making the Top 30.