Aztec Two Step


Band members               Related acts

- Don Elliott - vibes (1975)

- Rex Fowler - vocals, guitar

- EMile Latimer - percussion (1975)

- Don Payne - bass (1975)

- John Schwatzberg - drums (1975)

- Neal Shulman - vocals, guitar

- John Tropea - electric guitar (1975)

 

 

- Rex Fowler (solo efforts)

 

 

 


 

Genre: pop

Rating: ** (2 stars)

Title:  Second Step

Company: RCA Victor

Catalog: APL1-1161

Year: 1975

Country/State: New York,New York and Pittsfield, Maine

Grade (cover/record): VG/VG

Comments: original lyric inner sleeve

Available: 1

GEMM catalog ID: 4720

Price: $6.00

Cost: $66.00

 

Produced by Paul Leka, 1975's "Second Step" is a real curiosity to my ears.  If this is any indication of what they debut sounds like, then what was all the excitement about?  Largey written by Fowler, material like 'It's Going On Saturday, 'Faster Gun' and 'Humpty Dumpty' leaves me with the impression of pleasant, but subpar Simon and Garfunkel.  Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman can sing, but to my ears their harmonies aren't particularly attractive.  They just don't seem to blend their voices very well.  As for their folk-rock styling; well much of the material is pretty and their wordplay is clever and occasionally even interesting, but there isn't a single song here that you haven't already heard somewhere else.  One of the few two star ratings I've given ...

"Second Step" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) It's Going On Saturday   (Rex Fowler) - 3:25

2.) Our Lives   (Rex Fowler) - 3:30

3.) I'm In Love Again   (Rex Fowler) - 3:20 

4.) Faster Gun   (Rex Fowler) - 3:50

5.) Humpty Dumpty   (Rex Fowler) - 3:30 

 

(side 2)
1.) Move Up To Love   (Rex Fowler) - 3:47

2.) Cosmos Lady   (Rex Fowler) - 3:05

3.) Walking On Air  (Neal Shulman) - 2:27

4.) Lullabye On New York   (Rex Fowler) - 5:07

5. Hey, Little Mama   (Rex Fowler) - 2:45

 

Fowler and Shulman are apparently still performing and have a nice website at:

 

http://www.aztectwostep.com

 

 

 

 

 

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