Creed - Believe It (EP)

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edited March 30 in year-1983

Before Creed called it quits in 1984, they left behind this four-track EP 'Believe It' giving fans a final taste as they rode off into the sunset.

/Creed - 1983 Believe It (EP)
ARTIST: Creed
ALBUM: Believe It (EP)
LABEL: Self Released
SERIAL: CR 82683
YEAR: 1983

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Flag USA
LINEUP: Steve Ingle - guitars, vocals * Jim Rusidoff - guitars * James Flynn - bass * Chip Thomas - drums

TRACK LISTING: 01 Can't Face The Night Alone * 02 Really Doesn't Matter * 03 Wrong Time * 04 I Know Better Now

WEBLINKS: NA

Background

This is the Memphis band that has been supported by this website as well as others, due to the efforts of their big label (Asylum) debut from 1978. We've written about them previously, plus you can read more on their 2017 Rock Candy reissue with the extended essay.

The band went low-brow after 1978, losing keyboardist Hal Butler and guitarist Luther Maben in the process. However, before the band finally called it quits in 1984, they left behind this four-track EP 'Believe It' giving fans a final taste as they rode off into the sunset.

The Songs

Just the four tracks, and there is very little of their southern rock roots to be found here. The sound is very much 80's private pressing hard rock, the type which could be found in LP bins all over the nation in limited quantities and now sell for mega bucks on eBay.

The opener 'Can't Face The Night Alone' has a bright and pleasant tone in the vein of Duke Jupiter, 'Really Doesn't Matter' settles down into a decent rocker with an equally decent chorus. The guitars burst forth on 'Wrong Time', a surprise feature being the use of a voice box at the start of the solo, while 'I Know Better Now' chugs along nicely but it's the vocal chant that lifts this slightly above the pedestrian level.

In Summary

When the 'Creed' debut was earmarked for Rock Candy's 2017 reissue, there was talk that perhaps these four tracks could've been bolted on as bonus tracks. As it turned out, this didn't eventuate, instead a smattering of live tracks were used.

Creed have ventured out on occasion to play the odd reunion show in Memphis but nothing beyond that. Certainly by my reckoning, a great and well respected band from our beloved 70's era.

Video

Can't Face The Night Alone


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