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Piper/Can't Wait
Piper/Can't Wait
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
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Piper, Piper/Can't Wait


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All Artists: Piper
Title: Piper/Can't Wait
Members Wishing: 8
Total Copies: 0
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 5/21/2008
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 783722248829, 0783722248829


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Piper, Piper/Can't Wait

CD Reviews

These albums are a must have
James Trupp | 07/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These two cds contain some of the best Billy Squier out there; not one bad tune. If you like Billy Squier, you'll love these albums. Nice cover of the Stone's Last Time and you can here the "1st draft" of Who'se Your Boyfriend. Lots of great ballads as only Squier can write them; Now Ain't the Time and See me Through are two of my all time favorite tunes, period. Great stuff, it's worth every penny."
Billy Squier's Suprisingly Good 2nd Band Twofer!
Jeff Feezle | Indiana | 01/05/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)


Piper was a 70's fairly heavy rock band, featuring Billy Squier in his second band.
Fortunately, he took the best part of his first band (Sidewinder) songs:
"Who's Your Boyfriend," "Telephone Relation" and "42nd Street." When Squier left to form
Piper, all of these songs were included in the great tradition of the Cars or Cheap Trick, but
with a more lush hard pop vocals (three of the members sing, giving the band distinct hard rock
harmonies that are sooooo sweet.).

The band was only together for three years and two albums, the self-titled `Piper' from 1976
and 1977's "Can't Wait', both repackaged together on American Beat label (with permission
from A&M, the original label of Piper. Squier, born and raised in Wellesley,
Massachusetts was 26 years at the time. They seldom toured, thus not too many people even
known about Piper since they didn't have any radio singles (although it can be argued that the
song: `Can't Wait' from the 2nd album and `Who's Your Boyfriend' should have been huge hits.)
When they did tour, they toured as the warm-up band to KISS, since they were both owned by
the same management company, but not the same label.

Three years later, the first Billy Squier solo album would come out (Captiol Records 1980
"Tale of the Tape" setting the stage for Squier to take the King of 80's Rock crown.
He admired Clapton, Page, and Led Zeppelin, and all elements of these bands are especially
evident in the Piper guitar solos. The self-titled album is the better of the two, and to have both
packaged together is a truly a treat for all Billy Squier fans and for collector's of lost 70's classics.

A bit of interesting trivia: Bruce Kulick, guitarist from KISS, was also in this original formation of Piper.

"Self-Titled CD"
1. Out of Control
2. Whatcha Gonna Do
3. Road
4. Sail Away
5. Who's Your Boyfriend (I Got a Feelin')
6. Telephone Relation
7. Last Time (Jagger)
8. 42nd Street
9. Can't Live with Ya/ Can't Live Without Ya

10. Can't Wait
11. Drop by and Stay
12. See Me Through
13. Little Miss Intent
14. Now Ain't the Time
15. Bad Boy
16. Comin' Down off Your Love
17. Anyday
18. Blues for the Common Man

Review by Jeff Feezle 1/2010
michael | 06/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Had these on LP! Now to have them on CD is great! Amazon Rocks!
They always have hard to find CD's"