Picks and Pans Review: Chance

updated 12/16/1985 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/16/1985 01:00AM

Chance

These are fertile days for new country-pop groups—Exile, Southern Pacific, Restless Heart, Sawyer Brown and this quintet of Texans. Chance is a little different because it is more of a one-man show. Lead singer Jeff Barosh, who also plays a decorative fiddle, has the same low-key macho vocal style as Larry Gatlin and the same amiable approach. The rest of the band, which includes Barosh's brother Mick on drums, plays with the definition that comes from performing together for nine years (they used to call themselves Texas Pride). The songs are a bit nondescript, though Keith Palmer's Call It What You Want To (It's Still Love) is a sorrowful ballad with a bite. Chance is in any case a feel-good bunch, a band people will look forward to hearing from again soon: (Mercury)

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