Good Trouble

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All Music Guide - Doug Stone
Good Trouble disappointed the bean counters and the snob critics who always hated this Champaign quintet anyway. Sure it's no Hi Infidelity, but Good Trouble shoots out some golden shards. Where Hi Infidelity perfectly balanced the muscle of REO's '70s stuff with wads of bankable bubblegum, here, lead single "Keep the Fire Burning" signals a decent into generic; but much of Good Trouble plays out a rocking and rollicking good time, fighting off mediocrity. First off, bassist Bruce Hall comes to the fore twice usually once and delivers two knockouts: "Girl With the Heart of Gold" and "Let's Be-Bop." As always, Neal Doughty's keys spruce up the works; "I'll Follow You" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Doug Stone
Good Trouble disappointed the bean counters and the snob critics who always hated this Champaign quintet anyway. Sure it's no Hi Infidelity, but Good Trouble shoots out some golden shards. Where Hi Infidelity perfectly balanced the muscle of REO's '70s stuff with wads of bankable bubblegum, here, lead single "Keep the Fire Burning" signals a decent into generic; but much of Good Trouble plays out a rocking and rollicking good time, fighting off mediocrity. First off, bassist Bruce Hall comes to the fore twice usually once and delivers two knockouts: "Girl With the Heart of Gold" and "Let's Be-Bop." As always, Neal Doughty's keys spruce up the works; "I'll Follow You" features his sublime touch as well as sizzling Richrath axe-kicking behind a dusty, lusty Texas café tale. Coup de grâce "The Key" unlocks a commercial paradox: a transcendent tapestry housed in a homogenized humdinger, as Kev Cronin bellows questions about what he knows and sees, yearning for the answer locked within himself. But only he can set it free; only he has the key. Brilliant.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972439020
  • Catalog Number: 724390
  • Sales rank: 36,661

Album Credits

Performance Credits
REO Speedwagon Primary Artist
Kevin Cronin Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Neal Doughty Organ, Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Steve Forman Percussion, Chimes, Shaker, Crotale
Alan Gratzer Drums, Tambourine
Bruce Hall Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Tom Kelly Vocals, Background Vocals
Richard Page Vocals, Background Vocals
Gary Richrath Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
N. Yolletta Vocals
Scott Forman Chimes, Shaker, Crotale
Technical Credits
Kevin Beamish Producer, Engineer
Kevin Cronin Arranger, Composer, Producer
Alan Gratzer Producer
Bruce Hall Composer
REO Speedwagon Arranger
Gary Richrath Composer, Producer
Jeff Sanders Mastering
Kosh Art Direction
Ron Larson Art Direction
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