Bobby & the Midnites

Where the Beat Meets the Street

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Where The Beat Meets The Street, The Midnites' second and final album, saw the group going for mid-'80s radio acceptance with a vengeance. As he had in his '70s group, Kingfish, Bob Weir began to take a backseat in his own band, leaving most of the singing up to Bobby Cochran and bringing in a host of outside songwriters. What you got was, as one song put it, "Rock In The '80s," a set of frisky toe-tappers that concerned themselves mostly with the magical world of rock & roll. What can Deadheads have made of this? Actually, probably only a few of them (or anyone else) got to hear this album, which sank without a trace after four weeks at the bottom of the charts, followed by the demise of the group itself.

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