Category: Community Published on Thursday, 18 July 2013 14:58 Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
From anonymous horses to fast-moving trains, America's extraordinary four-decade musical legacy of consummately crafted pop/rock songs, trademark lush harmonies and evocative lyrical landscapes will never go out of style.
"A Horse With No Name" made America a global household name, paving the way for an impressive string of hits following in its wake. America's journey has found them exploring a wide variety of musical terrain. Their best-known tunes, which also include "I Need You," "Ventura Highway," "Don't Cross The River," "Tin Man," "Lonely People," and "Sister Golden Hair" were cornerstones of 70's Top 40 and FM rock radio.
America's albums — six certified gold and/or platinum including the band's first greatest hits collection, History, hitting four-million in sales — displayed a fuller range of the trio's talents than its singles. The band's material encompassed an ambitious artistic swath; from effects-laden rockers to oddball medleys to soul-bearing ballads, America displayed a flawless blend of disparate genres and styles as wide-open as the great American plains.
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