TNB Night Owl – Heart

Roger Fisher and Steve Fossen were original members of a band from Seattle formed in 1967 and originally calling themselves, “The Army”. Because that was a truly horrible name, they changed it to “Hocus Pocus”, which, while much better, still wasn’t quite right. “White Heart” stuck for a little while, until it was abbreviated to “Heart” in 1973. Seems the fourth time’s the charm, as sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson joined Fisher and Fossen’s band shortly thereafter, and proceeded to crank out rock classics from 1975 through 1980.

In 1980 Heart covered Aaron Neville’s 1966 hit song Tell It Like It Is. Oddly enough, although this tune is a completely different style from what Heart was by now well-known for, Tell It Like It Is charted higher than anything else they’d done before. It was their last real hit until 1985, when they went full-on eighties with synthesizers, music videos, and big hair. They were almost like a different band.

Heart was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.

1975
Magic Man (5:28)

1975
Dreamboat Annie (1:11)

1975
Crazy on You (4:54)

1977
Barracuda (4:25)

1978
Heartless (5:02)

1978
Straight On (5:08)

1979
Dog & Butterfly (5:20)

1980
Even It Up (5:03)

1980
Tell It Like It Is (3:42)

1985
What About Love (3:45)

1985
Never (4:03)

1986
These Dreams (3:49)

1987
Alone (3:38)

1987
Who Will You Run To (4:17)

1987
There’s The Girl (3:45)

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