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Loud & Clear
Autograph
Loud & Clear
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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Appearing in 1984, seemingly from out of nowhere, Autograph, unsigned at the time, were hand picked by Van Halen to open a mammoth North American concert trek - an accomplishment that quickly led to their inking with indus...  more »

      
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All Artists: Autograph
Title: Loud & Clear
Members Wishing: 12
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rock Candy
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 6/12/2006
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Appearing in 1984, seemingly from out of nowhere, Autograph, unsigned at the time, were hand picked by Van Halen to open a mammoth North American concert trek - an accomplishment that quickly led to their inking with industry giant RCA Records and an ensuing hit single, the energetic and infectious, 'Turn Up The Radio' which made the US top 30. Feted and championed by the hard rock cognoscenti (supporters included Motley Crue and Ozzy Osbourne) this Los Angeles based quintet made all the right noises to further enhance their career by packing both melody and muscle into their music. Recording a string of highly successful albums the band peaked with this, their third album, unleashing a beast of significant fire power and songs that would stand not only the test of time but would also improve with age. Produced by Brit legend Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, Humble Pie, Cinderella) the album exudes Class-A hard rock all the way. One of the all time great yet largely overlooked albums of the 80's LA scene. Rock Candy. 2006.

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CD Reviews

Loud and Clear rocked like crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Big Montanna | Hollywood, CA | 09/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a forgotten but great album!!!! If more people would have heard this, it would have been a big hit!!!! It is great!"
Nice effort but...
Allan Winchester | Toronto, Canada | 07/18/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this one blindly when it came out. I was really hoping to hear something that resembled the first album but was quickly disappointed to hardly hear any keyboards. The first side was just straight ahead boring guitar rock. Dance all was okay, but just didn't grab my attention. Teaser and Just got back from heaven are the best songs, the later I thought was the best. If you find this album get it, it's rare and does have some good songs. Maybe I'm being to rough, it would be hard to top Sign in Please. As with That's the stuff, get it but just don't take out a loan to get it."
One of the most overlooked great albums
M. Braman | Kansas City | 12/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Everyone has one of those albums that nearly everyone else passed over at the record store that is really phenomenal.

This autograph album is probably the best autograph album, as it captures the band at its peak abilities. The production is awesome, the songs are well developed, the sound captures the whole 80s hair-band era prior to the implosion that was Dr. Feelgood and New Jersey (which ruined the whole era).

Every track is solid, with many almost perfect in their execution. If you ever own one autograph album this should be the one. No major hits were released to match "Turn up the Radio", but every song would be very radio friendly.

Way underated and overlooked. Buy it, listen to it a few times, you'll hear what I mean."