Love Is Alright Tonite

January 1, 2009

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MP3: Love Is Alright – The Remodels

Once upon a time, Rick Springfield was a right good power-popper. Hitting soap opera, teeny bopper mega-success at the same time diminished his musical accomplishments in some eyes.

Working Class Dog still holds up as solid and exuberant professional power pop record. It’s got the songs, it’s got Neil Gerlado playing guitar and bringing along his wife’s producer, Keith Olsen, for the big radio hits.

“Love Is Alright Tonight” is classic power pop, but how would it hold up if given a country swing arrangement? We tried it that way, and it was good, but too frantic. The arrangement changed to an Eagle’s “Heartache Tonight” feel, and this is how it plays out:

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