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TypeReleasedRecordedRYM Rating genres
ArtistREO Speedwagon
Album
January 1977
1976
3.65 / 5.00.5 native 229 ratings

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SkinnyRobbie Jul 09 2005 4.00 stars
Why would someone through music taste as an excellent as mine give a damn about this album, or REO Speedwagon in general? before this record was released, REO were nobodies the couldn't obtain a document played on the radio also after 5 straight albums on gigantic Epic Records. Had actually Kevin Cronin continued to be in the band, your success would have actually happened sooner than 1977, therefore I finished up trying to find the an excellent in this under-appreciated band. As soon as Cronin come back, I had actually a hunch REO's luck would certainly change, and also it did. Up to this point, mine friends made fun of me for listening come bands choose REO and Slade, since they weren't well-known like Kiss and also Zep. And in a flash, every dork in the high college halls had actually on REO t-shirts. I basked in the "told ya so" bit for a while, however while my friends all played your REO 8-tracks, I moved on to other unpopular artists, choose The Dead Boys, which returned me come the dunce corner.You gain What girlfriend Play for is a clip of the 'Dazed and Confused' era that 70's kitsch. That pushes the exact same buttons that Kiss Alive and also Frampton Comes alive did before it and takes no risks musically. This is what REO wanted and it's what epic wanted. I mean there's naught wrong with that. The band would never ever be the exact same again. Because that a few years, they ongoing making listenable, if predictable, albums. Then, in bespeak to keep up v the new generation the 80's kids, they offered their souls come MTV and also glossy pop, making castle the (deserved) butt of rock satire for the remainder of musical eternity. This album is the retro-fit minute of glory in REO's exhaustive back catalog. Taken because that what that is, it's one enjoyable, if mindless, drive in the ago seat of a '71 Plymouth Duster.
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skirmani Feb 15 2020 4.50 stars
who would have actually thought the the 70's REO would be virtually 180 degrees from what I grew up listening to during the 80's. I started my journey v "Wheels space turning" and also dabbled v a few albums indigenous the 80's and also then furthar on in the 90's. Small did I recognize that the 70's era sound was choose true Rock and also Roll, loud, aggressive, etc solos, tremendous bass and then the drums.This album has actually it all. The music entirely overshadows the singing, no that the to sing is negative but the musicians are so much in synch, that this is a treat to listen to. Ns knew a pair of the songs, prefer Son that a bad man, store pushin, talk the storm, but those room not the highlights. The whole recording is actually the highlight and the album closer is an epos number.Gary Richrath is phenomenal here, that sounds choose it is his band and also his guitar dominates. Dougherty, Philbin and Gratzer administer him ample assistance to make this a actual rocker.Highlights: Everything, yet if I had to pick a few, golden Country; prefer we do; place me down; I believe our time; Gary's solo; 157 Riverside Ave
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I an initial saw this team on TV in the late seventies top top the standard music show 'Don Kirschner's' rock concert. I was hooked, and also immediately to buy this twin album. In the days before online music (and internet...), budgeting to be necessary and also a dual live document was ideal. One of the better purchases ns have ever before made. It has actually a good live sound, and there is a reason why they replaced Mike Murphy with Kevin Cronin. His vocals (and songs) included a sense of completion to the currently excellent creating of Gary Richrath. Highlights space 'Like you Do', 'Being Kind', 'Summer Love', 'Poor Man', 'Golden Country'. And the timeless classic 'Ridin' the Storm Out'. In that live form, that track is precious the price that this LP alone. Forget everything you know or think you know around this group from the syrupy sound of their extremely successful 80's am albums (Hi-Infidelity etc). This is the arena absent sound together it need to be heard. Tiny gripe - and also not around the album, but it's to be bugging me for countless years. Ns remember listening come an FM rock station in Winnipeg one night in the early eighties, and they were acquisition requests for a playlist around storms. I referred to as in and also offered the above mentioned song. The DJ (who i respected and liked) hadn't heard of it and didn't include it come the playlist. Oh well, what might have been - possibly some previously fame might have come their way!