Album: Sixteen Tambourines
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You know what album I woefully underrated at the time? The Three O’Clock’s debut full-length, 1983’s Sixteen Tambourines. I stuck it in the mix a couple of months ago and while things like “When Lightning Starts” and “A Day in Erotica” are experiments that still don’t quite gel for me — the former tries to hard to be soul and the latter tries too hard, period — I really love the songs featuring Mike Mariano’s piano, “Fall to the Ground” and (especially) “Tomorrow,” and as I’ve come around on Michael Quercio’s voice over the past forty years, the rest of it is better than I remember.