Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Artist: Toronto, Album: Girls Night Out, Song: Ready To Make Up

"I know I haven't been myself too much.  I think I been working a little too hard.  Yes I seem upset when I'm left out.  The wheels were turning a little too far.  But I'm ready.  Said I'm ready.  I'm ready to make up."  Not surprisingly, Toronto was actually a band from Toronto yet most of it's members were American.  Lead singer, Holly Woods was from San Fransisco and the bassist, drummer and keyboard player were all from New York.  Only the two guitar players, Brian Allen and his future wife, Sheron Alton, were Canadian.  The particular track, Ready To Make Up, was off their 1983 release entitled, Girls Night Out.  It's one of the band's lighter tunes.  Heavy on the synths and lyrically reminiscent of 80's Heart.  Coincidentally enough, Heart would record one of Toronto's unreleased songs entitled, What About Love, in the 80's.  The band did quite well in Canada selling 4 straight platinum records between 1980 and 1983.  Then things started to fall off the rails.  Members started leaving and their label, Solid Gold Records went bankrupt.  The band would release a couple of greatest hits compilations in later years that also include this song.  The album, Girls Night Out, was re-mastered and re-released in 2004 by Solid Gold Records.  It is available at Itunes and Amazon.  I also urge you to check out a cover of one of their songs entitled, Your Daddy Don't Know, by the New Pornographers for the Fubar Soundtrack.  It's fantastic and doesn't stray too far from the original.  You can hear the song, Ready To Make Up, on You Tube (  As always, you can hear this song as well as others that I blog about each day on Live 365 (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!