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Be it the Sherbs or Sherbet, we still ride tonight

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One of the better horror movies over the last few years was the Australian film The Babadook, but Australia has always enjoyed giving us a scare and in the '80s, the Sherbs tried to capture some of that low budget horror feel with We Ride Tonight.

Known in their home country as Sherbet, the band from Sydney was one of the biggest bands of the '70s in Australia with 19 Top Hits and two number one singles (Summer Love and Howzat). The band broke up temporarily in the late '70s and reformed this time calling themselves the Sherbs. Their final album was released in 1981 and their last attempt at a hit single in the U.S. was We Ride Tonight with a video made for the advent of MTV. We Ride Tonight is a nice AOR rocker and charted on the Mainstream Rock Charts but failed to hit the U.S. Pop Singles chart and didn't even chart in their home country.

The non-music scenes in the video for We Ride Tonight are unintentionally humorous as a motorcyclist meets a group of ghouls/ vampires (with keyboards, no less) during daylight on the open road and politely ask for all traffic to halt. After the Sherbs broke up in 1982, lead singer Daryl Braithwaite had multiple hits as a solo singer and the band has reunited several times for reunion dates.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 11:05am]

    

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