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Bryan Adams based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Funny how very similar this sounds in spots to early (pre-Scarecrow) Mellencamp. Like early Mellencamp Adams early-mid eighties records took aim at arena rock and threw in a couple of hopeful singles as well. Of course the difference is that whereas Mellencamp eventually tired of generic rock and branched out (not always successfully) into an exploration of his roots (Folk etc..) Adams embraced his inner arena rocker. His first album up here had a middling fm hit (Remember) as well as Hidin From Love which showed just how addicted to the hook this guy was. Back in the early eighties when I still thought the Ramones and The Clash were the end of this sort of thing I detested it. Now, however, with the dearth of big fat stupid 3/4 chord rock I sorta miss it. The album does contain a few warnings of every middle of the road ballad Adams would later inflict on an unsuspecting world, but there is nothing particularily wrong with the remaining two-thirds of it. At least nothing a loud stereo and a fast car won't cure.