The 40th anniversary of REO Speedwagon’s “Hi Infidelity” album is celebrated this week on the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard.
The show host Redbeard had this to say: “The die-hard Illinois band, named for an Oldsmobile fire engine (hey, Buffalo Springfield made a steamroller, for God’s sake), REO Speedwagon believed in their long and their long Spiel The suffering record label gave them ten trips to the record until the band hit all bases with Hi Infidelity in November 1980. Singer Kevin Cronin and co-founder of the band’s keyboardist Neal Doughty tell the worst to first ten-year sensational story overnight behind “Don” ‘t Let Him Go “,” Follow My Heart “,” Tough Guys “,” Take It on the Run “and the number 1” Keep on Lovin’ You “here.
Legendary major league baseball manager Leo Durocher reportedly made the famous quote, ‘Nice guys finish last,’ but with the November 1980 release of REO Speedwagon’s Hi Infidelity, at least one exception spectacularly disproved Durocher’s platitude as a baseball team their statistics for the 1980/81 season are as follows: 9 – Hi Infidelity was the band’s ninth studio album, 4 – the frequency with which REO changed lead singers, 2 – the frequency with which Kevin Cronin was hired as this lead singer, 5 – the number of chartered singles from that single album, 1- the top chart sales of both the Hi Infidelity album and its first single, ‘Keep on Loving You’, as well as the band’s first live concert ever presented on the emerging MTV -Video Music Channel, 15 – the number of weeks best selling in the US; 10,000,000+ – the number of copies of REO Speedwagons H sold i Infidelity.
“In many ways, REO Speedwagon was very much like the Midwestern region they came from at the University of Illinois at Champaign: solid, humble, tenacious musical fellows determined to make it. They’ve got it with songs like ‘Roll’ set up With the changes “,” Time for me to fly “and” Back on the road “before” Don’t let go of it “,” Take it on the run “,” Follow my heart “,” Tough guys ” be combined. and number 1, “Keep On Loving You”, as Cronin and co-founder Neal Doughty reveal in this classic rock interview that also serves as a tribute to the late REO guitarist Gary Richrath for the first twenty years. “Stream the episode here.
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