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Old 01-20-19, 05:16 PM
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I can't be the only Loverboy fan here

The search function shows that there has never been a Loverboy thread in this forum.

Here is a concert video from their Get Lucky tour:



Track listing:

0:18 Jump

4:34 Lady of the 80s

11:11 Lucky Ones

15:09 It's Your Life

19:40 Take Me To the Top

26:18 Gangs in the Street

31:26 Turn Me Loose

37:46 The Kid Is Hot Tonite

44:24 Working for the Weekend

48:37 When It's Over

54:07 Emotional

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Old 01-20-19, 05:22 PM
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I've never been to Taiwan, so...
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Old 01-20-19, 06:09 PM
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I’m not a Loverboy fan but I used to like Honeymoon Suite.
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Im not a Loverboy fan but I used to like Honeymoon Suite.
New Girl Now was a good song at the time.
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Seems like you are.
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Old 01-20-19, 07:10 PM
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Seems perfectly plausible to me youd be the only Loverboy fan here.
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Welp, I guess we have our answer.
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Old 01-20-19, 07:16 PM
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They did teach me that a pig and an elephant’s DNA just won’t splice.
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I have the 1st Loverboy vinyl LP titled simply Loverboy, and the Get Lucky LP as well. Used to listen to several tunes from both albums back in the day, but that's been damned near 40 years ago.
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New Girl Now was a good song at the time.
And Wave Babies, Feel It Again, What Does It Take?, and Lethal Weapon. But my fav of theirs is Still Lovin' You (what a chorus!).
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Old 01-21-19, 08:42 AM
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Not a fan but I thought the song Working For The Weekend was catchy.

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Old 01-21-19, 09:26 AM
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New Girl Now was a good song at the time.
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And Wave Babies, Feel It Again, What Does It Take?, and Lethal Weapon. But my fav of theirs is Still Lovin' You (what a chorus!).
What Does It Take? was a favourite of mine.
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Old 01-22-19, 02:28 AM
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The story about their bassist is sad, though.

(since people will ask... https://www.pollstar.com/article/loverboy-bassist-disappears-in-sailing-accident-10568)
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Old 01-22-19, 09:25 PM
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I liked them back in the day, and even saw them live a couple times. But when I hear it now, it doesn't really pass the test of time for me. "Turn Me Loose" still sounds okay, but I never need to hear "Working For The Weekend" again. And Mike Reno's duet with Ann Wilson ("Almost Paradise") is also pretty cringe-worthy.
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Old 01-23-19, 02:30 AM
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Guilty pleasure now. I thought they were "cool" back then.
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Old 01-23-19, 03:23 PM
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The story about their bassist is sad, though.

(since people will ask... https://www.pollstar.com/article/loverboy-bassist-disappears-in-sailing-accident-10568)

Wear a life vest. I always trade not looking cool for living longer.
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Guilty pleasure now. I thought they were "cool" back then.
I never thought they were cool.

However, I've always liked some of their songs (Turn Me Loose, Strike Zone, The Kid is Hot Tonight, Working for the Weekend, etc). They were good, but not great, songwriters and decent musicians.

Mike Reno screwed up one of the best bands of the 70's when he joined them, though (Moxy). They went from a rough, raw, Rock and Roll/Hard Rock hybrid to a slicker, poppier, blander band that was Foreignerboy in style.
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I hated Loverboy in the early 1980s. Synthetic corporate rock. I would use them as an example of everything that was wrong with rock music.
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I hated Loverboy in the early 1980s. Synthetic corporate rock. I would use them as an example of everything that was wrong with rock music.
This, plus Reno's idiotic headband was probably the worst fashion accessory of the '80s by anybody, anywhere.

However, I must admit to having a certain fondness for "Lead a Double Life," mainly because of this line: "I had a champagne milkshake for breakfast, but I don't know where I'll sleep tonight."
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This is the only Loverboy I am a fan of.

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Old 01-29-19, 03:54 PM
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I bet you're still loving every minute of it...
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I never understood why dorks like that always run around without their shirt on...

But I like them. I have a few CD's but probably haven't listened to them recently.
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I liked them; not enough to spend money on them.. but would listen when they were on.
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This, plus Reno's idiotic headband was probably the worst fashion accessory of the '80s by anybody, anywhere.

However, I must admit to having a certain fondness for "Lead a Double Life," mainly because of this line: "I had a champagne milkshake for breakfast, but I don't know where I'll sleep tonight."

Which is immediately followed by

I've got a blue-eyed earthquake--she's lyin' in my bed
Ain't it a wonderful life

So I'm guessing he'll be sleeping in his bed again tonight.
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Old 02-07-19, 06:18 PM
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Thanks for your responses everyone.

Of all their songs that never got released as singles, this one is my favorite. "Take Me to the Top" from their Get Lucky album.

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