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Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, IL. "The band encored with an abbreviated version of its classic performance piece, 157 Riverside Avenue, which sadly lacked the humor and impact the band once gave to the song as an impromptu jam in its heyday."
Fan site featuring biography, photos, equipment, and articles.
REO Speedwagon Fans Web Ring|
Links to dozens of individual fan sites.
The Wayback Machine|
TD Waterhouse Center, Orlando, FL. "REO’s music was a huge part of my life during my high school years in the late 70’s. Their lyrics influenced my approach to life more than my parents, my Catholic upbringing, or any of my teachers at school."
Fan site with career and personal info, endorsements, chat, scrapbook, and links.
Rock Dinosaurs Show They Aren't Extinct|
MCI Center, Washington DC. "These throwbacks may not have had an original musical idea since shag-carpeted vans cruised the highways, but they give the audience exactly what it wants." (July 23, 2003)
Official site. History, interviews, news articles, photo gallery, MP3s, CD information, lyrics, and FAQs about REO Speedwagon's former lead guitarist.
REO Speedwagon Fan Club|
Newsletter, concert photos, interviews, reviews, memorabilia, tour schedule, message center, humor, polls and links.
Speedwagon Takes 'Em Back to Reagan Rock|
Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA. "The only real problem with an REO show is the show itself, with its arena rock theatrics and Cronin lapsing into a Sam Kinison voice anytime he feels like asking the crowd how it's doing."
Decade of Rock & Roll '70-'80 (Audio CD),25 October, 1990|
List price $19.98
excellent compilation / 4
When it comes to arena rock, REO Speedwagon is one of the finest bands out there - no questions asked. It's a shame these guys have gone forgotten in the modern age, because their music is excellent. I can't believe the junk that gets played on the radio these days, instead of these guys. In recent years the band released two hits compilations - a two-disc one covering from 1970-1980, and a single-disc one covering their entire career. Read on for my review of the former - Decade Of Rock And Roll.
-If you want all of the band's big hits from when they were in their prime, and not a pop-rock-oriented singles band, this is the compilation for you. Roll With The Changes, Ridin' The Storm Out, and Time For Me To Fly are all here for your listening pleasure.
-There is no material past 1980, when the band supposedly "wimped out" according to many. You get nothing but REAL rock and roll here. Solid proof that this is a BEST OF, not a GREATEST HITS.
-A number of underrated masterpieces, including Golden Country (deprived of a place on the band's single-disc hits compilation) can be found here.
-Since this doesn't cover anything into the eighties, you don't get big hits like Keep On Loving You, Take It On The Run, and Can't Fight This Feeling. These were some of the band's biggest hits.
-The discs aren't filled to their eighty-minute limits. At that price, the compilation should be filled as much as possible.
-Two discs means a higher price.
If you only get one of the two major REO Speedwagon hits compilations, whichever one you buy is entirely a matter of what you like. If you're a casual fan and you just want the big hits, get their single-disc hits compilation entitled The Hits. If you want to experience the band in their prime and hear underrated masterpieces, get this one instead. It's doubtful this compilation will fail to please any fan of classic rock.
Song "Ridin’ The Storm Out"
Ridin' the storm out, waitin' for the thaw out
On a full moon night in the Rocky Mountain winter.
My wine bottle's low, watching for the snow
I've been thinking lately of what I'm missing in the city.
And I'm not missing a thing
Watchin' the full moon crossing the range
Ridin' the storm out
Ridin' the storm out.
My lady's beside me, she's there to guide me.
She says that alone we've finally found home.
The wind outside is frightening,
but it's kinder than the lightning life in the city.
It's a hard life to live but it gives back what you give.
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