Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Golden Classics Edition
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tommy Tutone is often noted as being a one hit wonder band. This is simply because "867-5309/Jenny" was their only song to receive air play. It isn't even their best song. This CD is full of good songs primarily from the first 2 albums. I highly recomend this CD, just take a listen and you will agree. Given more airtime for all their material they could of had a string of hits during the 80's, there is little music in the same genre today that can match this stuff !!"
One Hit Wonders Had Many Other Fine Songs
Eric R. Last | San Bruno, CA United States | 02/13/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Tommy Tutone made three albums in the early 80s, and had one smash hit single, "867-5309/Jenny", which was from the second album, "Tommy Tutone 2". This CD re-issue combines the first 2 albums on one CD. (The 3rd album, "National Emotion", has never been issued on CD, but is a disappointment compared to the first two.) Tommy Tutone's albums were comprised of energetic power pop in the style of the hit, plus slower, more somber songs that were equally catchy but had a quality of melancholy - "Shadow On The Road Ahead", "Which Man Are You". The first album is pretty good, a 3-star effort, but it is on the 5-star second album where they really shine. The two leaders, singer Tommy Health and guitarist Jim Keller, where known during the band's brief life for not getting along well together, and after album three they finally split up. More than a decade after their heyday, Heath resurrected the band name and put out two more albums as Tommy Tutone, without Keller's involvement. I haven't heard either one. If you know and love "867-5309/Jenny" and are curious about whether the rest is worth owning, my advice is go ahead and buy this CD, there are plenty of other good songs to be found here.
(April 2003 update: Now I HAVE heard the two later albums, and I like them both. 1994's "Nervous Love" seems more like a Tommy Heath solo album, but 1998's "Tutone.rtf" has got the old Tommy Tutone spirit, and holds it's own with the best of the albums from the 80s. I've submitted reviews of each to Amazon."
Plenty of Good Stuff Here
P. Dunlop | PORTLAND, OR United States | 07/19/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Tommy Tutone enjoyed a short heyday during the peak of New Wave in the early 1980s. The first two Tutone albums contained an array of power pop--music with hooks and an edge. There are at least five or six great tunes on this CD. Jenny (867-5309 is their best-known song and may also be their best. But songs like Baby It's Alight, Angel Say No, Cheap Date and Which Man are You, among others, are worth a serious listen. If you're into the music of the New Wave period, definitely check this CD out."