The Cry (3) ‎– The Cry

RCA Victor ‎– KKL1-0368
Vinyl, LP


A1 Crackdown 2:56
A2 Something Like That 3:44
A3 I'm Not Like Everybody Else 3:25
A4 Last Laugh 2:50
A5 Guitar 4:23
B1 Can't Get Close 3:02
B2 You 3:15
B3 Razor's Edge 3:16
B4 Little Sister 3:12
B5 Who Caries 4:50




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February 4, 2013
edited about 1 year ago

Pretty cool Canadian late 70s/early 80s Post Punk/New Wave band from Toronto, Canada. Not to be confused with the mid 80's/90's UK act sharing the same name. At times The Cry were reminiscent of Graham Parker & The Rumour or Elvis Costello/Attractions. One of the highlights here on their debut is their brilliant cover of The Kinks "I'm Not Like Everybody Else".

The Cry were formed in Toronto (1979) by drummer Kim Berly (aka Kimball Fox) soon after his departure from the 70's classic rock band from Calgary called The Stampeders (hit singles such as; Sweet City Woman, Wild Eyes etc etc). Kim pretty much gave up the drum stool by this point and opted for the position of frontman/lead vocalist. Far "cry" from the music he'd played with The Stampeders, but still quite entertaining. The drummer on this LP was former Moxy and Brutus stickman Bill Wade.
As far as I know, their albums have never been re-issued on CD. The follow-up LP titled "Leave Your Bones In The Hall" continued in much the same vein as the debut.
The Cry's third and final album titled "Guilty Fingers" (1982) saw Kim Berly/Kimball Fox return to the drum-stool once again. The music however moved a tad more towards early 80's Pop, and away from the New Wave/Post Punk sounds found on this and the 2nd LP.