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Pure 80's Rock

4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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The newest of the Pure 80' s series, this time featuring hard rock/heavy metal anthems. A darn good collection too-with 16 out of the 18 tracks being hits! Includes Fantasy Aldo Nova; Living in America Judas Priest; Lick it Up Kiss; Round and Round Ratt; Nobody' s Fool Cinderella; Here I Go Again Whitesnake; Every Rose Has Its Thorn Poison; Stone Cold Rainbow; Juke Box Hero Foreigner; Twilight Zone Golden Earring, and more!

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While the cultural shorthand image for '80s pop--pogoing new wavers in skinny ties and parachute pants--may be endearing, it ignores some inconvenient realities, i.e. big hair, arena pomp, glam metal, and the ascendancy of corporate rock. Here's one collection that doesn't overlook all that head-banging, hair-teasing, or overwrought, squeaky guitar soloing. Ranging from relatively tasteful radio fare (Foreigner's archetypical "Juke Box Hero," Billy Squier's late-decade "Don't Say You Love Me," "Twilight Zone" by Dutch vets Golden Earring) to energetically mindless anthems (Night Ranger's "Rock in America," Judas Priest's "Living After Midnight") to prime power ballads (Poison's "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again") to acts so wretched (the shameless Zep-aping of Kingdom Come, Cinderella--period) they make one yearn for the relief of David Lee Roth video marathon, this collection offers up a good cross section of what kept the music business solvent during the decade--and gave a subsequent generation of alt-rockers a target wider than David Coverdale's hair. It also documents hits by some now lesser-known contenders (Y&T, Triumph, Autograph) and the fact that acts like Ratt could muster infectious pop hooks as bright as those red vinyl suits the Romantics insisted on wearing. But then it was a silly decade, wasn't it? --Jerry McCulley

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Fantasy - Aldo Nova
  2. (You Can Still) Rock In America - Night Ranger
  3. Living After Midnight - Judas Priest
  4. Lick It Up - Kiss
  5. Round And Round - Ratt
  6. Summertime Girls - Y & T
  7. Get It On - Kingdom Come
  8. Nobody's Fool - Cinderella
  9. Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
  10. Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
  11. The Ballad Of Jayne - L.A. Guns
  12. Fight The Good Fight - Triumph
  13. Stone Cold - Rainbow
  14. Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
  15. Turn Up The Radio - Autograph
  16. Don't Say You Love Me - Billy Squier
  17. No One Like You - Scorpions
  18. Juke Box Hero - Foreigner


Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 21, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Utv Records
  • Run Time: 61 minutes
  • ASIN: B0000667RP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,085 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Great tunes on this CD. Good variety of artists, and every track is familiar from the 80's power rock scene. If you like guitar-based rock, sung loud, this should fill the bill. There's a ballad or two thrown in for variety, but it's mostly hard rock. A great CD for cruising down a long, boring Interstate highway, or for livening up a party.
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Excellent album. This has some of the best rock from my favorite decade - the 80's! You can't go wrong with this CD. Poison, Autograph, Foreigner, Aldo Nova, Golden Earring, Whitesnake - the list goes on and on!

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What's not to love if you love 80's Rock! Good quality sound, with songs that bring back a flood of great memories.
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