Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Artist: Harem Scarem, Album: Harem Scarem, Song: Slowly Slipping Away

Having listened to the radio most frequently during the eighties, I was, by default, drawn to hard rock music.  At some point in my teens, I was welcoming the sound of any new band playing this genre of music.  Thankfully, Canada produced many a band during these years and thanks to the CRTC, they got quite a bit of radio play.  Harem Scarem was a band from Toronto that released their debut in 1991.  The song, Slowly Slipping Away is just one of those great melodic rock songs that you could sing your lungs out to when you got your parent's car for an hour and decided to test the limits of their car audio system.  It's AOR/FM Gold all the way but their releases following the debut had a bit more of an edge.  They were definitely a band that tried to adapt to the changing times.  Let's face it, when Nirvana arrived, hard rock/metal was no longer mainstream.  Heck, you could argue that it happened when Guns n' Roses broke.  Harem Scarem would change their name to Rubber in the late nineties to better reflect their changing style.  They would retain the original name for releases in Japan only.  They eventually switched back to Harem Scarem altogether and released their last studio album in 2008.  The band continues to be active on various projects.  You can follow them at  This particular album is available on Itunes and Amazon.  You can watch the video on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!