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REO Speedwagon (Official Thread)

Discussion in '70's Music' started by Craig in Indy, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Tiny Tim

    Tiny Tim Senior Member

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    Re: Early REO

    REO never officially broke up. A version with Kevin Cronin, Bruce Hall and sole founding member Neal Doughty continue to tour and record. Their latest studio record was released in 2007.

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  2. snakes&ladders

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    Re: Early REO

    I like early REO myself. Thanx for the handy heads up man :)
     
  3. Tiny Tim

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    Re: Early REO

    Cronin did record vocals for most of the tracks on "Ridin'", but was fired before recording was completed. Murphy was brought in and re-recorded all the vocals. To my knowledge, the only official release of any of the Cronin tracks is the version of "Son of A Poor Man" on the Decade of Rock and Roll compilation.
     
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    Re: Early REO

    Ah, thanks Tiny Tim! :grinthumb I wasn't too far off.

    Some irony as well, with Cronin remaining in REO, but very few original members left. :wtf:
     
  5. Odysseus

    Odysseus Kustom Kartilage

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    Re: Early REO

    REO T.W.O. and You Can Tune A Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish are my favorite REO albums. After that, I don't care much for anything else they put out.

    One helluva live band though. Saw them numerous times in the 80's headlining the "Grand Slam Jams" at the stadium along with many State Fairs and local festivals.
     
  6. Magic

    Magic Woman of the World

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    REO has been making progress on a new album. It will be their first since 2007.

    Read more Here.

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    Left to Right: guitarist Dave Amato, frontman Kevin Cronin, keyboardist Neal Doughty, bassist Bruce Hall and drummer Bryan Hitt
     
  7. LG

    LG Fade To Black

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    I'm surprised I didn't think they were still active, but without Richrath on lead guitar they won't be quite as good, at least that's my take.

    I did pick up an absolute Mint vinyl copy of Hi-Infidelity a few weeks ago, sounded excellent.
     
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    I know REO gets knocked for their poppier music but I like this song

    Let's Be Bop

     
  9. Magic

    Magic Woman of the World

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    There is nothing wrong with having songs that are more mainstream. I think that is the problem today, everyone is striving for an underground sound.

    Not all pop music sounds alike or mediocre.



    @ LG...........Dave Amato is no slouch when it comes to lead guitar and his vocals aren't too bad either. Afterall, he did play with Uncle Ted, and no one complained ;)



    I Needed to Fall




    ^^^That is from their 2007 album "Find Your Own Way Home", and it is very reminiscent of the old REO......
     
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    Didn't know he played with Uncle Ted. I seem to remember a schism in REO with Cronin being the center of attention, something about not allowing the band to use the name without him in it. Can't remember the details though, that's sort of why I'm surprised they are still releasing new albums.

    I like hard rockin' early REO, but I love Hi Infidelity and consider it one of the top ten pop-rock classic albums of the 80's.
     

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