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Music critics cite The Call for the depth of their material
and the passion with which it's performed:

"This critically acclaimed band counts Peter Gabriel,
Robbie Robertson, and Jim Kerr among it's biggest fans. So
what are you waiting for? This is a Call well worth
heeding."- Rolling Stone

Chicago Tribune written by Lou Carloza June 1998

While some might consider The Call's best days behind them,
the compelling, urgent set delivered by Michael Been and
company at the Subterranean Cafe and Cabaret Thursday night
decisively proved More...


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Joshua's men blew the horns | Reviewer: Bill Fabian
    ------ About the song The Walls Came Down performed by The Call

Me thinks the writer was speaking in generalities regarding "no Yanks, no Russians" and "corporate criminals". This was and is a popular leftist concept, the condemnation of corporations and Capitalism, which are curiously responsible for new medicines, modern air travel, space travel, telecommunications, smart devices, etc. The walls came down refers to Israel's main-man Joshua, who instructed his men to blow their horns and the walls of Jericho fell, while Joshua's enemies laughed at the men of Israel. The Berlin wall wasn't on the writer's radar at the time he wrote this song. As far as the "will of the people" stopping a nuclear winter and the cold war, it was the resolve of Ronald Reagan and the sensibility of Mikhail Gorbachev that stopped the cold war and brought the Berlin Wall down, as well as the dissolution of the evil empire known as the Soviet Union.

welcome to the 1980's | Reviewer: Ken Bratt
    ------ About the song The Walls Came Down performed by The Call

This song was written at a time when most people went to sleep believing they might not wake up because we might have a nuclear holocaust. At the same time we had seen the will of the people stop a war! This wasn't a vote. This was brought about by sheer determination and tenacity. The author didn't know how or when but knew that reason would eventually outlast fear. I'm sure the author was just as shocked as everyone else when ... the walls fell down!

Not only a thank you but a great way to begin the day | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Let the day Begin performed by The Call

I heard this song at 4am just before I was about to begin shoveling my 2-feet of snow. WOW what an inspiration! It reminded me of all the people that have affected our lives. I just wanted to say thanks to all those people and LET THE DAY BEGIN!

Powerful, Emotionally charged | Reviewer: Marc
    ------ About the song I Don't Wanna performed by The Call

I remember the first time I heard this song, I had just woken up with my new girlfriend and it played on a clock Radio. Even with such a poor quality radio this song reached right into my soul. It was a very special moment with a girl that eventually put me through the painful experience to fully understand the meaing of his song. This song was manufactured with 100% passion. Only few songs were able to capture the soul like I don't wanna the only one I can think of is U2's BAD. Same from me Thank you for this wonderful song it keeps me young.

strength | Reviewer: Louis Brywczynski
    ------ About the song I Still Believe (Great Design) performed by The Call

The song "I still believe" helped me through a very lonely time back in 1986. When I found myself getting down in the dumps I would crank this song up and feel the strength needed to get passed that feeling.

Here it is 2009 and I still crank this song up, I have a wonderful wife, four great kids and six super grand kids...life is great and "I STILL BELIEVE"

Ah ya ya ya ya ya ya | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song The Walls Came Down performed by The Call

You can sit and listen - or you can get up and go nuts. You gotta love this song. I love the way you can just barely hear them screaming "Wake up!!!" in the fade. This is a rock and roll classic - or should be anyway.

Pure brilliance | Reviewer: Chuck
    ------ About the song I Don't Wanna performed by The Call

"I Don't Wanna" is a song that you not only hear the emotion, the pain Michael Been is singing about, but you can actually feel it just by listening.

This song has cut to the very core of my being, striking a nerve few songs ever have or ever will. I cannot help but be overcome with emotion each time I hear this song. I actually have tears in my eyes as I listen to it.

Thank you Michael Been for writing this beautiful song, and thank you to The Call for being an incredible band.

perfection | Reviewer: jm3d
    ------ About the song I Don't Wanna performed by The Call

Me neither, in my 44 years. Raw emotion laid over two chords. If you hear this song for the first time under the right (or wrong) circumstances, it will remain with you forever.

Underated | Reviewer: JV
    ------ About the song I Don't Wanna performed by The Call

One of the best songs performed by the most underated group in rock. If there is a more passionate sung song in rock, I haven't heard it in my 61 years of listening to music.

Written over 20 years ago but somewhat eerily & prophetically speaks to the New Millenium | Reviewer: wal
    ------ About the song The Walls Came Down performed by The Call

Any of the top grossing rock & roll acts sure wish they could have written a song like this.

I wonder what Mr. Michael Breen was thinking when he created the lyrics to this song? I wonder what exactly was the impetus within his own experience at that time that caused these lyrics to come to his mind?

Yes, corporate scandals have always plagued the western world. Yes, irrational people have always lived among us.

In the New Millenium, everything just seems to be on a bigger scale.

I wish popular music would make more of an effort to inspire & bring out the best and most humane behavior in mankind.



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