Never Been Any Reason
|"Never Been Any Reason"|
|Single by Head East|
|from the album Flat as a Pancake|
|Length||5:11 (album version)
3:25 (single version)
"Never Been Any Reason" is the first track on Head East's début album Flat as a Pancake, composed by the band's guitarist, Mike Somerville. It is often considered Head East's signature song, peaking at #68 on the Billboard Hot 100, and continues to be played on classic rock radio stations in the US a generation after it was recorded.
The song features keyboardist Roger Boyd's double-tracked Minimoog solos throughout the song. Asked about the solos via the band's official web site, Boyd said they were created due to an accident during mixing:
- "It is two Minimoogs. Back in those days we did not have computerized mixing and had to mix "on the fly;" we forgot to mute one of the moog solos and when it went by we thought WOW! so we decided to go back and record the second part to match/compliment [sic] the primary solo part."
Lead vocals are alternated between drummer Steve Huston singing the first two lines of the verses and lead vocalist John Schlitt on the remainder of the song. Both the last line of each verse and the choruses feature signature multi-part vocal harmonies sung by all the members of the band.
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