Heart is a rock band that was formed in Seattle, Washington in 1973. It has been fronted by two sisters, Ann and Nancy Wilson, almost from its inception. The band's blistering lead guitars were provided by Roger Fisher, whose brother, Michael, produced their first several albums. Other members were bassist Steve Fossen, drummer Michael Derosier, and Howard Leese, who played a variety of instruments.
Their first album, 1976's driving, dynamic and fluid "Dreamboat Annie," which included the top-40 radio success "MAGIC MAN," as well as the harder rocking FM radio hit "Crazy On You," was an enormous critical and popular success. The album also included several genuinely touching ballads, including the title track, "How Deep It Goes" and "(Love Me Like Music) I'll Be Your song."
After several subsequent unfocused albums that failed critically and commercially to varying degrees, a revamped Heart, newly signed to Capitol Records, released a commercially successful self-titled album in 1985.
By that time, the Wilson sisters had replaced all but one of the original male members of the group with mediocre session musicians. The best song from the album, "Heart of Darkness," was regulated to the B-side of a 45, and hasn't been released in any other format since.
The music Heart created duing this period was Top 40 pop, which clearly showed the influence of Madonna and other influential 80s acts, and was completely divorced from their original hard rock roots.
Several videos, which the Wilsons later reviled, helped the band achieve a string of saccharine Top 40 pop hits during this time, including "These Dreams," "What About Love," "Alone," and "All I Want To Do Is Make Love To You."
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