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Never Been Any Reason


Head East

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Head East recorded their debut album Flat As A Pancake independently and released it on their own Pyramid Records label in early 1975. When this track began to attract radio attention, A&M Records signed the band and re-released the album in June 1975. (thanks, Stevie Lee - WSFR, Louisville, KY)
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Comments (9):

One of the best, most memorable songs from the 70s. Why do I always think of Free's All Right Now when I hear this song?
- John, Indianapolis, IN
Love this song -- I'm firmly middle aged and I still turn it up LOUD!
- Linda, Inland Empire, CA
I first heard this song back in high school. I loved it then and I love it now. I'm in my 50's and in a classic rock cover band. I,ve been tryin to get my band to cover this song but they're not all on board with it. What is wrong with them???? This is truely a classic rock song.
- howie, bristol, ct., CT
The album title refers to the geography surrounding their home region of Central Illinois (met at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, recorded first album at Pekin, IL) , FLAT as a pancake!
- Josh, Champaign, IL
In the song, I know "... better than a white line" refers to using cocaine. What does "did you break any glass" mean?
- Don, B G, KY
I grew up in the same town as a couple of the band members. They were an awesome band! I find it most interesting that John Schlitt would be more "famous" by his membership in his next band after Head East. He replaced Greg X. Volz in the Christian Rock Band Petra.
- Rob, Augusta, GA
I always thought there was a female vocalist on this song. But a little internet searching and I found this:

Who is the female singer heard sharing the lead vocal on Never Been Any Reason?

Answer: There are no female voices on Never Been Any Reason. The two lead voices that share lines back and forth during the song are drummer Steve Huston and lead vocalist John Schlitt. John's is the higher voice that is occasionally mistaken by fans to be a female voice.

I think I sometimes mix this song up with "Don't Misunderstand Me" by the Rossington-Collins Band and I thought that Dale Kranz-Rossington was the singer on this too.
- EB, Orlando Metro, FL
Back in Highschool there was a regional cover band called The Emotions that came to town once a month. If you were cool or just thought you were, you went to see them. I will always remember that they would close with this song. Tony P. Columbus Tx.
- Tony P., Columbus, TX
this is a great song i love the keyboard solo.
- Shawn, Buffalo, NY
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