You Can Tune a Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish

You Can Tune a Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish

by REO Speedwagon
     
 

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You Can Tune a Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish was a breakthrough album for REO Speedwagon in a sense, gelling the guitar craft of Gary Richrath and the vocals of Kevin Cronin with songs that rambled and rolled and never stopped for air. Richrath's style finally formed some catchy hooks, and Cronin's songwriting is solid, while his voice sounds rejuvenated and

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You Can Tune a Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish was a breakthrough album for REO Speedwagon in a sense, gelling the guitar craft of Gary Richrath and the vocals of Kevin Cronin with songs that rambled and rolled and never stopped for air. Richrath's style finally formed some catchy hooks, and Cronin's songwriting is solid, while his voice sounds rejuvenated and downright fiery. "Roll with the Changes" and "Time for Me to Fly" only made it to number 58 and number 56 on the charts, but the album's sales trumped all of the chart statistics, giving REO its second platinum-selling album. Songs like "Do You Know Where Your Woman Is Tonight" and "Blazin' Your Own Trail Again" are well groomed around the edges, sounding smoother and more established than the band's earlier material. The harmonies on most of the songs stick to the guitar chords, and even the frantic "Unidentified Flying Tuna Trot," a wild and flighty guitar piece, is unraveled with tornado-like power. With the guitars sounding louder, the songs running quicker, and the culmination of both being well maintained, Tuna Fish proved that the members of REO Speedwagon could play rock & roll when they had to.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/21/2000
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646161326
catalogNumber:
61613

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

REO Speedwagon   Primary Artist
Kevin Cronin   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Neal Doughty   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Moog Synthesizer,fender rhodes,Group Member
Alan Gratzer   Drums,Group Member
Bruce Hall   Bass,Bass Guitar
Dennis Henson   Background Vocals
Tom Kelly   Background Vocals
Earl Lon Price   Saxophone
Lon Price   Saxophone
Gary Richrath   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Angelle Trosclaire   Background Vocals
Denise McCall   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

John Boylan   Executive Producer
Kevin Cronin   Arranger,Producer
Paul Grupp   Producer,Engineer
Gary Lubow   Engineer
Gary Richrath   Producer
Quaglieri   Reissue Producer
Tom Wilkes   Art Direction,Cover Design
John Baruck   Direction
Tom Consolo   Direction
Richard Creamer   Sleeve Photo
Macron   Composer

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