Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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Kathy W. (kathwagg) from SAINT LOUIS, MO
Reviewed on 5/22/2007...
Excellent cd - all of their best!!!
Jason Stein | San Diego, CA United States | 09/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If I have to read one more review about "faceless corporate rock from the shallow 80's music pool"...please...If all of these bands like Foreigner, Styx, Supertramp, Toto, Boston, Loverboy, REO Speedwagon, Survivor, Journey, etc. were really faceless and bland corporate rockers how come their names are the only ones that come up to define a certain period in top 40 history? Sure, these bands continue to take heat from critics and nay-sayers alike, but they all had their strong suits. Loverboy churned out some memorable pop songs like "Turn Me Loose", "Working For The Weekend", "Lovin' Every Minute Of It", "When It's Over", "The Kid Is Hot Tonight", "Hot Girls In Love", "This Could Be The Night" and "Notorious". If you are going to criticize these corporate rockers, so to speak, let's take a good look at today's music: Britney Spears, Hanson, N'SYNC, Backstreet Boys, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Sisqo, and countless other manufactured-to-sell pop bands. I'd take Loverboy and any of those old corporate rock bands any day. At least they weren't catering only to the under 16 crowd."
A GREAT example of what 80's R&R was all about...
Jeff Edwards | Twin Falls, Idaho | 01/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ever since these Canadian boys invaded the US in the early 80's Loverboy has been a favorite of mine, and being in radio has given me a HUGE opportunity to follow these guys quite regularly. I've only seem them perform twice, and the last time I could tell that Mike Reno has lost a tiny bit of his ability to hit some of the higher notes...but he STILL sounded pretty good. 'Big Ones' is probably one of the better examples of what 80's rock & roll was all about. Who could forget 'Workin' For The Weekend' (a blue-collar anthem to this day) and 'The Kid Is Hot Tonight' and gosh, all the rest--fantastic bubble-gum harder than average pop-rock music. Loverboy, more than most pop bands of the 80's knew how to produce an immediately likeable guitar-riff (much like Def Leppard was able to do--only maybe not as good) and always kept the energy flowing high. They were no strangers to ballads, either, and they were ALL top-notch as well. But what I think could make or break a band in the 80's was the ability to tour and promote albums, and THAT is where Loverboy excelled, again more than most pop bands. These guys seemed to be in the big arenas every few months! I have NO idea where they managed to write new songs--let alone get into a studio to record them, but that is exactly what they did, and through the late 80's you could COUNT on a new Loverboy release coming out every few months like clockwork. And they were good, too--really good on stage, which doesn't hurt. These guys may not be looked at as a serious rock & roll band, but I don't care--I LIKE Loverboy, and probably always will. Great CD."