Song:Sending All My Love
Album:Love In The 90's Vol. 1
Sending All My Love was a top five hit in 1990. It's one of those fluke hits that happens in the music business occasionally. Though Linear is perceived as a one hit wonder, a couple of their other songs charted. So technically they were not a one hit wonder. But they only recorded two albums so they weren't around very long. Linear came out of the Miami freestyle scene and more specifically Stevie B, best known for his 1990 number one hit Because I Love You (The Postman Song). Charlie Pennachio and producer Tolga Katas were members of Stevie B's band. Pennachio liked to call himself Charlie Steele. They recorded an album on their own label Futura International. When Sending All My Love started getting radio airplay in Florida, Atlantic Records liked it enough to try and track Pennachio down and sign him to a contract. For some reason, Pennachio decided to turn this into a group. Maybe he told Atlantic it was a group. It wasn't necessary because Pennachio was the lead singer and he wrote and produced all the songs with Katas. And the album Linear was already finished. Linear started with five members but was reduced to three with Wyatt Pauley and Joey Restivo joining Pennachio. Sending All My Love reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990. They recorded a second album Caught In The Middle in 1992. The single T.L.C. reached #30 on the Billboard Hot 100. But then Pauley left and Pennachio decided to disband Linear. You can get Sending All My Love on this various artists budget comp from Madacy. Pennachio went on to write and produce songs for Mandy Moore and Anastacia. He is also one half of the production duo The Shadowmen. Here's the video for Sending All My Love by Linear. This is pretty cheesy as videos go.