Great Buildings was one of a
series of bands that were part of Columbia Records "Developing
Artists" series in the early 80's. (Paul Collins' Beat, The Laughing Dogs,
20/20, Tommy Tutone and others)
Wilde and Ian Ainsworth (former
singer/guitarist and bassist with Los Angeles Sparks-loving glam/bubblegum
The Quick) went on to form Great Buildings.
recorded the "Apart From The Crowd" album for Columbia in 1981 before
breaking up a short time later. Danny
Wilde went on to release
several solo albums for Geffen before teaming up again with
Solem to form
There are some terrific
tuneful pop songs with rich harmonies ("Hold On To Something", "And The
Light Goes On" or "Another Day In My Life").
Opening track "Hold On To
Something" was picked by Rhino for its Power Pop Classics of the '80s,
along 17 classic songs of the Powerpop 80's.
The LP was produced by Ed
The album has never been re-issued to this day on CD.
I did a transfer from my LP to cd-r in 2003 (with SoundForge 6.0), and i revamped the original
sleeve in order to get the pictures you can see.