Don't Say No (30Th Anniversary Editio CD (2010)

Artist: Billy Squier

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Label Shout! Factory/sbme
SKU 216465845
UPC 826663121056
UPC 14 00826663121056
Format CD
Release Date 7/27/2010
Author Billy Squier
Compilation Appearance Big Hits Of 80's
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Compilation Appearance August:osage County (ost)
Compilation Appearance Icon:80's Hits
Compilation Appearance Icon:classic Rock
Artist Influence Aerosmith
Artist Influence Bad Company
Artist Influence Boston
Artist Influence Cheap Trick
Artist Influence Eric Clapton
Artist Influence Freddie Mercury
Artist Influence Jimi Hendrix
Artist Influence Led Zeppelin
Artist Influence Queen
Artist Influence Robert Plant
Artist Influence Rod Stewart
Artist Influence Steve Miller (Guitar)
Artist Influence Ten Years After
Artist Influence The Artful Dodger (UK)
Artist Influence The Beatles
Artist Influence The Rolling Stones
Artist Influence The Who
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Technical Info
Producer Jeff Palo; Billy Squier
CatalogID 12105
Lable Name Shout! Factory
Released 07/27/2010
Original Release 1981
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 60m : 41s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00826663121056
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Billy Squier (vocals, guitars, piano, percussion); Cary Sharaf (guitar); Alan St. Jon (keyboards, synthesizer, background vocals); Mark Clarke (bass); Bobby Chouinard (drums).
Recorded at The Power Station, New York, New York.
All songs written by Billy Squier.
Personnel: Billy Squier (vocals, guitar, piano, percussion); Cary Sharaf (guitar); Alan St. Jon (keyboards, synthesizer, background vocals); Bobby Chouinard (drums); Mark Clarke (background vocals).
Audio Remasterer: Jon Astley.
Liner Note Author: Ben Edmonds.
Recording information: Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany; The Power Station, N.Y.C.
Photographers: Geoffery Thomas; Roger Chouinard.
Before becoming a solo superstar, Billy Squier had done time in Piper, a Cheap Trick-like 1970s band that split the difference between hard rock and power pop. Some of that sensibility still informs his second solo album and mainstream breakthrough, DON'T SAY NO. While the gargantuan guitar riffs and drum beats are clearly indebted to Led Zeppelin, and Squier's vocal style finds a middle ground between Robert Plant and Freddie Mercury, all the excess of Zeppelin and Queen is mercilessly sliced away, leaving lean, concise pop hooks that drive the record's turbo-charged heavy-rock attack.
The energy level almost never lets up, as Squier and his band careen from one breathlessly infectious-yet-diamond-hard track to the next. "Nobody Knows," one of the only down-tempo moments, reveals a Beatles influence that underscores Squier's pop roots. But it's the sledgehammer groove of "The Stroke" and the AOR nirvana of "In the Dark" that made this album a centerpiece of rock radio in the era when what we now regard as "classic rock" was drawing its last breath, just before giving way to New Wave.
Artist Overview
Boston rocker Billy Squier first attracted attention as the leader of '70s hard-rock/power-pop band Piper, but went solo at the onset of the '80s. Squier's second solo album, 1981's DON'T SAY NO, was a massive success, spawning several hit singles with its blend of hard-rock crunch and pop hooks, and making the singer/songwriter/guitarist one of the top rock attractions of the era. The follow-up EMOTIONS IN MOTION was a substantial hit as well, but after that Squier's star began to fade, and for a while he dropped out of the music business altogether. However, the 1998 comeback album HAPPY BLUE showcased a more mature, low-key Squier, even reinventing his hard-hitting 1981 smash "The Stroke" as "Stroke Me Blues."
Disc 1
1 In the Dark
2 Stroke, The
3 My Kinda Lover
4 You Know What I Like
5 Too Daze Gone
6 Lonely is the Night
7 Whadda You Want From Me
8 Nobody Knows
9 I Need You
10 Don't Say No
11 My Kinda Lover [Live 2009] - (live)
12 Stroke [Live 2009] - (live)
Product Attributes
Artist Squier,Billy
Music Format Compact Disc

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