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TypeReleasedRecordedRYM Rating genres
ArtistREO Speedwagon
Album
January 1977
1976
3.65 / 5.00.5 from 230 ratings

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SkinnyRobbie Jul 09 2005 4.00 stars
Why would someone v music taste as an excellent as mine offer a damn about this album, or REO Speedwagon in general? prior to this document was released, REO to be nobodies that couldn't gain a record played on the radio also after 5 straight albums on large Epic Records. Had Kevin Cronin stayed in the band, their success would have happened sooner 보다 1977, for this reason I finished up do the efforts to uncover the great in this under-appreciated band. Once Cronin come back, I had a hunch REO's luck would certainly change, and also it did. As much as this point, my friends made fun of me because that listening to bands favor REO and Slade, because they weren't famous like Kiss and also Zep. And also in a flash, every dork in the high school halls had on REO t-shirts. Ns basked in the "told ya so" bit for a while, however while my friends every played their REO 8-tracks, I relocated on to various other unpopular artists, choose The Dead Boys, which returned me to the dunce corner.You get What girlfriend Play for is a clip of the 'Dazed and Confused' era the 70's kitsch. That pushes the exact same buttons that Kiss Alive and also Frampton Comes alive did before it and takes no threats musically. This is what REO wanted and also it's what epic wanted. I mean there's nothing wrong with that. The band would never ever be the same again. For a couple of years, they ongoing making listenable, if predictable, albums. Then, in stimulate to save up with the new generation the 80's kids, they marketed their souls come MTV and also glossy pop, making lock the (deserved) target of rock satire because that the remainder of music eternity. This album is the retro-fit moment of glory in REO's exhaustive earlier catalog. Taken because that what that is, it's one enjoyable, if mindless, ride in the earlier seat the a '71 Plymouth Duster.
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skirmani Feb 15 2020 4.50 stars
that would have actually thought the the 70's REO would certainly be practically 180 degrees from what I thrived up listening to throughout the 80's. I began my journey v "Wheels space turning" and dabbled through a couple of albums native the 80's and also then furthar ~ above in the 90's. Little did I understand that the 70's era sound was prefer true Rock and Roll, loud, aggressive, guitar solos, incredible bass and then the drums.This album has it all. The music entirely overshadows the singing, no that the singing is negative but the musicians are so much in synch, the this is a act to listen to. Ns knew a couple of the songs, favor Son the a negative man, store pushin, speak the storm, however those space not the highlights. The totality recording is in reality the highlight and the album closer is an epic number.Gary Richrath is phenomenal here, the sounds prefer it is his band and also his guitar dominates. Dougherty, Philbin and also Gratzer administer him ample assistance to do this a genuine rocker.Highlights: Everything, however if I had actually to choose a few, golden Country; favor we do; put me down; I think our time; Gary's solo; 157 Riverside Ave
LifetotheLees Oct 10 2016 4.50 stars


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I an initial saw this group on TV in the late seventies on the standard music show 'Don Kirschner's' rock concert. I was hooked, and also immediately to buy this double album. In the days before online music (and internet...), budgeting was necessary and a double live document was ideal. One of the better purchases i have ever made. It has actually a great live sound, and also there is a factor why they replaced Mike Murphy through Kevin Cronin. His vocals (and songs) included a sense of completion to the currently excellent composing of Gary Richrath. Highlights are 'Like friend Do', 'Being Kind', 'Summer Love', 'Poor Man', 'Golden Country'. And the timeless standard 'Ridin' the Storm Out'. In the live form, that tune is precious the price the this LP alone. Forget whatever you understand or think friend know about this group from the syrupy sound the their very successful 80's to be albums (Hi-Infidelity etc). This is the arena rock sound together it need to be heard. Small gripe - and not about the album, but it's to be bugging me for countless years. Ns remember listening to an FM rock terminal in Winnipeg one night in the at an early stage eighties, and also they were taking requests because that a playlist around storms. I called in and also offered the above mentioned song. The DJ (who ns respected and also liked) hadn't heard the it and also didn't add it come the playlist. Oh well, what might have to be - maybe some earlier fame can have come their way!