Say what you will about King Size but the collection that has just been released on NRT-Records fits right in with standard AOR and classic rock radio airplay. On this collection, there is something for everyone; upbeat rockers like “Winners and Losers” and “Machinery”, power ballads like “Could this be Love” and “Isabel” with enough catchy hooks to draw listeners in and make them want more. If I had to describe the band’s sound to anyone unfamiliar with their music, I would start with Foreigner in their prime and add Toto and The Alan Parsons Project to the mix.
King Size is not a household name and sadly probably never will be but rock and roll is littered with artists and bands who never quite made it to household name status. They never had a hit single that defined a generation but very few bands do. That, however does not diminish the talent and drive of Major Tom and the band he created and has led for twenty five years now. That in and of itself is an accomplishment worthy of recognition. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of the newly released “Around and Around” and add King Size to your list of one the best bands that escaped your attention over the past quarter century.