Quarterflash

Take Another Picture

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"Take Me to Heart" was Quarterflash's third and last Top 40 single, peaking at a respectable number 14 in July of 1983. Sparked by Ross' attractive saxophone playing and a sexiness that leaped from bridge to chorus, it was just as solid as any single that came from their debut album. Unfortunately, Quarterflash's novelty wore off by this, their second release, and Take Another Picture's material fell short of the same stylishness and pop sophistication that the band presented on 1981's Quarterflash. Even with Joe Walsh playing guitar on "It Don't Move Me," or another Eagle, Timothy Schmit, lending his vocals to a few of the other songs, the album still fails to get off the ground. "Shakin' the Jinx" and "Make It Shine" come off as hurriedly written and unattended, too, while both "Shane" and "Nowhere Left to Hide" sound overly contoured without the same guitar/sax bite that made their first album successful. Except for the single, the rest of Take Another Picture represents Quarterflash's flawed attempt at duplicating their first album's success.

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