David Werner - Self-Titled - Rock 12" LP Vinyl Album

David Werner, the talented American rock musician hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, debuted his self-titled album on Epic Records. This 12" LP vinyl showcases his prowess as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Dive into the sounds of rock and witness the beginning of a promising musical journey with David Werner's inaugural release.


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Album Description:

Released in 1979, David Werner's self-titled debut album emerged during a transitional period in rock music. Disco was fading, punk's initial wave had crested, and a new sound blending pop sensibilities with rock energy was taking shape. This was the power pop scene, and Werner aimed to stake his claim.

Historical Context

The late 1970s saw a backlash against the excesses of arena rock and the manufactured nature of disco. Punk's raw energy was exciting but often abrasive. Power pop offered a middle ground: catchy melodies, tight musicianship, and lyrics about relatable experiences. Bands like The Knack and Cheap Trick were finding success, and Werner aimed to join their ranks.

Musical Exploration

Werner's album is a showcase of hook-laden songs with driving guitars and energetic vocals. Tracks like "Can't Imagine" and "What's Right" are filled with youthful exuberance, while "Melanie Cries" and "She Sent Me Away" show a more introspective side. The album's production, helmed by Bob Clearmountain at the Power Station studio, is polished and radio-friendly, reflecting the era's emphasis on clean, punchy sound.


While not overtly controversial, Werner's album did face some criticism for being derivative. Some critics felt it leaned too heavily on the influence of other power pop acts, lacking a distinct identity. The album's commercial performance was also modest, failing to achieve the breakout success of some of its peers.

Recording Studio and Frontman

As mentioned, the album was recorded at the Power Station in New York City, a state-of-the-art facility that would become renowned for its contributions to countless hit records. Werner himself was the driving force behind the project, writing all the songs and delivering passionate vocals. His backing band, featuring talents like Mark Doyle and Thom Mooney, provided a solid foundation for his melodic creations.

Music Genre:

Rock, Power Pop 

Album Production Information:

The album: "David Werner" was produced by: Bob Clearmountain , Werner, Doyle

Record Label Information:

EPIC 83862

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1979 Made in Holland
Complete Track-listing of the album "David Werner"

The detailed tracklist of this record "David Werner" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. Can't Imagine
  2. What's Right
  3. What Do You Need To Love
  4. Melanie Cries
  5. Eye To Eye
  6. Hold On Tight
  7. Every New Romance
  8. Too Late To Try
  9. High Class Blues
  10. She Sent Me Away

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EPIC 83862 Record Label Details