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Loverboy

LoverboyAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (March 1, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • ASIN: B0012GN06M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,287 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Kid Is Hot Tonite
2. Turn Me Loose
3. Always on My Mind
4. Lady of the 80's
5. Little Girl
6. Prissy Prissy
7. Teenage Overdose
8. D.O.A.
9. It Don't Matter

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! June 9, 2005
By Gitters
Format:Audio CD
Loverboy's self titled debut album is one of the strongest debut albums that I have ever heard. I have to rank it up there with "Boston" and "The Cars" debut albums. The Kid is Hot Tonite gets things going, an excellent rocker to open the album with. Then the big hit Turn Me Loose is on. The whole first half is flawless, really the whole album is flawless. Although you may only know The Kid is Hot Tonite and Turn Me Loose from the radio, other songs like Always on My Mind, Lady of the 80s, Little Girl, Prissy Prissy, Teenage Overdose,DOA, and It Don't Matter are just as strong. This is where you should start your Loverboy collection.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice debut out of Canada. July 5, 2000
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Loverboy's self titled debut from 1980 is a lot better than some of the critics would try to have you believe. The lyrics, the writing of the songs, the singing, and the playing of the instruments are all quite skilled. To this very day, I have never understood why the critics have been so hard on this group.
Three of the songs here have lyrics along the lines of, "Be careful, because actions have consequences." Those songs are "The Kid is Hot Tonight," "Teenage Overdose," and "D.O.A." You'd think that such a message would get praise from critics and parents groups, but yet it hasn't. I wonder why that is.
My personal favorite here is "Turn Me Loose." For some reason, the MTV video of that song cut off the beginning and the end, resulting in a relatively weak, watered down version of the song. Fortunately, this CD has the full length version. At nearly 6 minutes, it packs quite a punch!
Some of my other favorites here are "The Kid is Hot Tonight," "Lady of the 80s," "Little Girl," and "It Don't Matter." "Little Girl" would have made a great single for radio airplay, and I wonder why it was never released. "It Don't Matter" has some excellent saxaphone playing.
Well, the critics never really caught on to Loverboy. But the fans did, and that's what counts. In my opinion, this album, and Loverboy's second album, "Get Lucky," are their two best works. Their third and fourth albums, "Keep It Up" and "Lovin' Every Minute Of It," are also worth owning, but for some reason, those two are both out of print. Good thing for me that I already own them on CD!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loverboy is "Turned Loose" in 1980!!! September 15, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Loverboy is probably one of the most underrated groups of the 80's, and they deserve a lot more recognition for their talent, and excellent musicianship. Although Loverboy's 1980 self-titled pop-rock debut is not my favorite, it is still a fun album to listen to. It comes complete with keyboard-drenched melodies from Doug Johnson, a powerful, flawless bass from the late great Scott Smith, catchy thumping beats from Matt Frenette, perfect guitar craftsmanship from Paul Dean and the notorious intense vocals from Mike Reno. This album really defines what much of the music was like back in the early 80's. With this album, you are given the license to party and have a good time. That is what Loverboy was all about during this time.

The album is kicked off with two of their biggest hits; "The Kid Is Hot Tonight" and "Turn Me Loose." I prefer the smooth, soaring, melodic perfection of Johnson's keyboard, Frenette's uncanny shuffling beat, Smith's thick groovy bass and Reno's demanding vocals in "Turn Me Loose." The song is my favorite from this album. "The Kid Is Hot Tonight," is a good one too; very catchy beats and swirling keyboards. It's a bit faster-paced and makes you want to get up and dance.

Also listen to Johnson's magic on the groovin', "Prissy Prissy," and "DOA." I always thought the piano chords on "Prissy Prissy" was a nice touch. It's a song about a girl who is too prissy for words who thinks she's too good for the guys. This is another smooth song that you can tap your feet to. "DOA" shows off Johnson's melodic sounds mixed with intensity from Dean's edgy guitar. It's one of Loverboy's more serious songs, but very enjoyable to listen to. It is one of my favorites from this album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Early 80's ROCK November 27, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Loverboy's dubut album "Loverboy" starts out with two of my favorite 80's rock tunes, The Kid Is Hot Tonite" and "Turn Me Loose". I remember back in my college days playing these songs prior to heading out to the clubs. Great party songs that brought us into the 80's and the MTV era!
While "The Kid" has more of the traditional 80's sound, "Turn Me Loose" is heavier and has clearly stood the test of time. There are a few other good songs as well, such as "Lady of the 80's" and "Always On My Mind", but for me, everything else is pretty much filler. Three 1/2 stars (5 for the first 2 songs and 3 for the rest). Better off getting the Greatest Hits CD.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Their best one June 6, 2004
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This is easily my favourite Loverboy album. Before they became just another AOR hair-band, this album was one of the best hard rock-new wave hybrids ever made. I remember the buzz that came from this album. It was so fresh and original that nobody could believe it was a local Vancouver act. The first two songs are indeed great hits, but my favourite remains "Lady of the 80's". You're not likely to find a better combination of new wave synthesizers and hard rock guitar on one song. Turn it up loud, and it will be a revelation. By the way, Paul Dean was a very underrated guitarist: not exceptionally fast, but a wonderful stylist.
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4.0 out of 5 stars always like the throw back music from the 80's
always like the throw back music from the 80's. This was a stalking stuffer for my wife. I believe she converted it to MP3 and listens to it frequently.
Published 1 month ago by Robert Durkee
5.0 out of 5 stars Good CD
This is a good CD for the money. I would recommend it to anyone that is interrested in this group.
Published 2 months ago by Kenneth Lovely
5.0 out of 5 stars my review
I chose this rating because it had all the songs I liked and I really enjoyed listening to the album
Published 6 months ago by leanne
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Published 16 months ago by Thomas E Shelton
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Canadian Rock
Bands that came before them had that canadian sound and you could tell they were North of the boarder. Loverboy were a little different. Very easy to listen to. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Tank
1.0 out of 5 stars not mine
Not mine bought them for my brother Not my kind of music don't realy care, Hard to fill space onthis one
Published 22 months ago by bill walker
4.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps Loverboy's Best
It's tough; this and Get Lucky are close. There are some real gems on this one--style not found on their second, more commercially successful LP. Great stuff!
Published on May 11, 2010 by C. Pruett
5.0 out of 5 stars Met them on an airplane.
This was one of the first albums (although I bought it on cassette tape) that I ever purchased. I used to listen to it over and over throughout the early 80's. Read more
Published on January 23, 2009 by Jen
4.0 out of 5 stars New Wavey Lover Boys
I love me my Mike Reno of 1980 and that was the year the whole band Loverboy burst onto the scene and burst out of those leather pants with this debut album. Read more
Published on June 25, 2008 by Bradley Jacobson
5.0 out of 5 stars Dated, but who cares
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