The Arrows

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A Canadian 80s pop rock outfit, the Arrows enjoyed some commercial success in their home country and mainland Europe during the duration of their two-album career. Making their debut with a four-track…
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A Canadian 80s pop rock outfit, the Arrows enjoyed some commercial success in their home country and mainland Europe during the duration of their two-album career. Making their debut with a four-track EP, Misunderstood, on Spontaneous Records, they went on to release two albums on A&M Records. Produced by Canadian songwriter David Tyson, who co-wrote most of the material with vocalist Dean McTaggart, they displayed a groundbreaking, sophisticated AOR sound and a flair for poppy choruses, setting standards at which the likes of A=440 and Tim Feehan later aimed. Stand Back was released in 1984 and featured McTaggart, Rob Gusevs (keyboards), Earl Seymour (saxophone) and Doug Macaskill (guitars). With the addition of Bobby Economou (drums) and Glenn Olive (bass), the follow-up The Lines Are Open was released the following year. This included "Talk Talk", which was their most successful single and was later covered by Gregg Rolie (ex-Santana; Journey) on his Gringo album; it was also taken as the name of the compilation released on Long Island Records in 1995.