August 3rd, 2016 by djrichiep
Roman Holliday (1983) Stand By 12″
One of those songs… it starts playing and you immediately remember what you were doing the first time you heard it. “Stand By” by Roman Holliday is one of those songs for me. Like it was yesterday, I remember that I was slowly undressing Jaclyn Smith and was just about to… eek! wait, what? that was a dream I used to have back then, not what I was actually doing, sorry, nevermind! What I was actually doing was working at the college radio station WABR during my first year of college at ABAC in Tifton, GA. I was in the listening room previewing records to see what the new releases sounded like and I plopped the promo 7″ of this song down on the turntable, dropped the needle on the record and immediately wanted to jump up and swing dance! Sadly, I had no dancing partner and I suffer from a complete lack of rhythm so, I had to just sit there and marvel at the sounds coming through the headphones. I quickly added the record to the play pile and spun it for several weeks during my show. It’s really my only experience with Roman Holliday. I’d never heard any other songs by the band before picking up this 12″ years later. Even after recently ripping this record, I can’t give you a review of the other songs on here. But, “Stand By” stands out, and if, by chance, you’ve never heard the song before, I recommend downloading this record and giving it a listen.
Label: Arista Records
Catalog#: JLM 5 8086
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
The A Side:
Stand By 2:44
Motor Mania 2:12
The B Side:
Don’t Try To Stop It 2:56
Beat My Time 1:54
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