Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Nelson – After The Rain

“After The Rain” was the title track of Matthew and Gunnar Nelson’s debut as Nelson. They got a lot of flack for being the “pretty-boys” of hard rock but the popularity of the album and the 4 Top 40 singles, helped this album peak at #17 on the Billboard 200 album chart and have it spend 64 weeks there.

The first single was the first track of the album, “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection” which topped the Hot 100. “After the Rain” went to #6, followed by “More Than Ever” (#14) and “Only Time will Tell” (#28).

I saw them exactly 29 years ago, yesterday (12/29/90) as I was given tickets for my birthday. The played the Adler Theater in Davenport and had House Of Lords opening for them. It was really a great show! I still think this album is excellent hard rock/power pop.

One of the better videos of the time and genre, too, I believe!