Thursday, March 15, 2018

Kids wanna rock (Bryan Adams) (LP 208)

Bryan Adams Reckless (CD - A&M Records, 1984) ***

Genre:  Canadian pop/rock

Places I remember:  From Lindsay's collection, although I had a dubbed version on cassette from Roger Marbeck during the eighties and it got a fair dollop of airplay on family trips.

Fab, and all the other pimply hyperboles: Hard to go past Summer Of '69

Gear costume: Kids Wanna Rock

Active compensatory factors: Weirdly, by harking back to 1969, nothing screams mid eighties more than this album featuring Summer Of '69

[Even more weirdly Adams was referencing a time when he was 10 years old! That state of not being here now is a fertile one in rock which is forever reinventing itself]

In 1984 it was that big rock drum sound courtesy of Bob Clearmountain that was all over the radio. Listening to it again now is still fun but those synth sounds anchor it firmly to only one decade!

And then, OMG, there's that cover! 

Where do they all belong? He's a Canadian rock hero, okay!

Next up: we're finally back to the vinyl again for the next load of selections...and that means starting again with another Beatle classic. Wahoo!!!

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