From the recording Waiting For The Call
The Allisons short existence (1984-1986) was once described by a wag who called the quintet “the greatest NC band you never heard.” Recordings with Mitch Easter lured major and indie labels, but it was not to be. But one song, the fan fave “The Love You Give” has endured. Perhaps it is the song’s whiff of R.E.M. Or maybe it is Chuck Dale Smith’s timeless examination of the equity of love. Maybe, just maybe, NOW is the song’s time. Does anybody remember laughter?