Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Rick Springfield - Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet - 1982

I've already done a some Rick Springfield posts and expressed my recent love of his powerpop genius. Just this week I listened to his new album "Venus Overdrive" and it is sooooooo good. It sounds very current and the first 4 tracks or so are just great. There is only one track that I really wasn't fond of and that was track 10 "She".

It's been mentioned that the first track "What's Victoria's Secret" sounds a lot like Springfield from the 80's and it does. It sounds like it could be off of "Working Class Dog". In fact the guitar riff is very reminiscent of "Jessie's Girl". The other tracks however don't even sound like Rick. His voice is great and still really powerful. The subject matter has also matured which I appreciate. If you have a chance do give it a listen.

As for today's post here is one of Rick's classic 80's releases which I'm sure any fan in the 80's owned. This isn't new to anyone or hard to find. It's just nice to go back and enjoy the record all over again. "Kristina" is a highlight for me. I also like "How Do You Talk To Girls" and "I Get Excited".

By the way I find it funny that a song called "Don't Talk To Strangers" is followed by a song called "How Do You Talk To Girls" which is kind of like talking to strangers.


01 Calling All Girls.mp3
02 I Get Excited.mp3
03 What Kind Of Fool Am I.mp3
04 Kristina.mp3
05 Tonight.mp3
06 Black Is Black.mp3
07 Don't Talk To Strangers.mp3
08 How Do You Talk To Girls.mp3
09 Still Crazy For You.mp3
10 The American Girl.mp3
11 Just One Kiss.mp3
12 April 24, 1981.mp3

Rick Springfield - Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet.zip


Lauri said...

Rick Springfield's "Working Class Dog" and "Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet" were brilliant talented albums. You're right "What's Victoria's Secret" is kind of like a sequel and the whole new cd "Venus in Overdrive" is terrific. Powerful blend of pop, harder rock (terrif title song) and sweet melody (Saint Sahara) - you'll love it if you give it half a chance. Rick has matured, so has his music and it's a present to the listeners.

Matracas said...

It's so funny to see this album cover where Rick "praises" his dog. On his "Working class dog" album we see the dog with a picture of Rick in the pocket of a shirt the dog is wearing. Now we see Rick "Serving" the dog paying a tribute to the mutt because; according to Rick, the dog gave him good luck on his former album.

Spencer said...

Yeah I like that dog thing he had going as well. Made for some fun album covers.