The end seventies were the golden days for pomp rock in the USA. At this time, a lot of bands played this kinda music but most of them operated in the underground scene. After many line-up changes some early members join another pomp act; Aviary the band toured extensively the western states with great success, being signed by a Vancouver major label subsidiary. That's why some people think this band is from Canada.
Basically, Bighorn plays pomp-AOR, but blended with commercial light (I Love You) Im Not Afraid Anymore - Bighorn - Bighorn and some vintage classic hard rock. One of the remarkable aspects of their sound are the stupendous vocal harmonies arrangements 3 people sharing the lead vocals. One of my favorites is the proto-power ballad - this category didn't exist at that time - " I Love You I'm Not Afraid Anymore", again with excellent vocal parts, a melodic great guitar solo and good lyrics.
Track 4 "Mary-Anne" is another highlight. The synth - piano - orchestra arrangement is first class. Love it. But Bighorn also rocks. The hot rocker "I Know" closes the disc in great form, this guitar driven track displays the skills of Steve Adamek one of the founder members on drums and the transcendent chops of Shikany on the six strings.
Still sounds great today. Published by Camelblue on Thursday, August 04, I followed this band in the Seattle area in the late 70's at some of the most popular clubs in the south end of Seattle. Bought this album when it came out which was destroyed in after a fight with a woman-that figures.
Thanks for posting it again as I couldn't (I Love You) Im Not Afraid Anymore - Bighorn - Bighorn it anywhere else. I use to listen to you at My Sweet Lass in Denver. And used to hang out at there and Mr. I was from Boulder.
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