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Artist: Beau Coup

Title: Born and Raised on Rock and Roll

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Beau Coup Born and Raised on Rock and Roll Album Cover

 

Category: Lite AOR

Year: 1987

Label: Amherst Records

Catalog Number: AMH 93316

Personnel

Dennis Lewin piano, synthesizers, drums, percussion, backing vocals
Bill March bass, backing vocals
Frank Amato lead and backing vocals, percussion
Tommy Amato lead and backing vocals

Tracks

1.  Born and Raised (on Rock-N-Roll)  3:29
2.  Somewhere Out in the Night  4:02
3.  Find the Way  4:32
4.  Jane  4:07
5.  Sweet Rachel  3:49
6.  Uptown L.A.  4:57
7.  Still in My Heart  3:36
8.  Never Stop  3:30
9.  Hold On Me  3:48
  
Total Running Time:  35:50

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Existing comments about this CD

From: freddy de keyze Date: October 21, 2002 at 2:50
Fantastic AOR indeed. Every home should have one ! AOR from the eighties, never equalised by todays bands. A real MUST !!!!!!!!!!!!

From: koogles Date: October 21, 2002 at 9:36
You nailed it, Freddy! This is one of those CDs you hold close to your heart. "Somewhere Out in the Night" is high definition AOR. It's the picture next to the word in the dictionary- that's how good it is. "Born & Raised on Rock n' Roll" is a TOTAL anthem. I remember hearing this on the radio and then waiting for it to become a #1 hit. Well, for some ungodly reason, it never did. Total Starship! "Sweet Rachel", "Hold on Me" & "Never Stop" are also absolutely first-rate slices of AOR. GET THIS!

From: Patrick Date: October 22, 2002 at 3:12
Gentlemen, you said it so well ; this Beau Coup album is an AOR masterpiece. No less. For more about these great musicians, check this site : http://www.esquirerecords.com/artists/feature/beaucoup.asp Hey you can even order the cd there !

From: JOURNEY Date: January 22, 2003 at 18:29
YES, IT IS A TRUE MASTERPIECE ALBUM!!!! GREAT AOR!!!! FANTASTIC!!!!

From: tomcat Date: May 15, 2003 at 20:02
i like this album "beaucoup"....get it? aor at its best

From: Chris Date: June 26, 2003 at 14:26
I Agree with most of the comments above. This is indeed a great slice of AOR, but i wouldn't say that this is a classic. Then again there are very few albums that i would state as being absolute classic 10 out of 10 albums. There is not a filler in sight on this one, so after listening to it for the first time in years, i have to say it's not too far off being a real classic. A real gem.

From: AOR freaky Date: November 25, 2003 at 11:36
Stunning ! BRILLIANT ! Another CLASSIC ! Pure AOR of the highest calibre ! BUY !!!!!

From: Rycheage Date: February 3, 2004 at 0:59
The strength of Beau Coup are their incredible harmony vocals backed by some rich instrumentation and musicianship. There are some wonderful moments on here like the gloriously pompous 'Jane', similarly 'Sweet Rachel' in which the great Tim Pierce plays lead guitar, and the Dakota like AOR of 'Somewhere Out In The Night'. The quieter moments are represented on songs like 'Find The Way',while 'Still In My Heart' is a real tearjerker ballad.

From: Date: March 27, 2004 at 10:17
where is the concert in cleveland ohio what is the dates and time

From: Amato Date: May 4, 2004 at 6:47
Not good at all. Sounds like The City. Stiff heartless AOR.

From: jessica96fish Date: July 13, 2004 at 6:29
just got this one.smooth aor.like survivor honeymoon suite starship.if this is your bag.then go get it!!!!

From: Rockhead Date: July 13, 2004 at 7:09
I notice no guitarist is mentioned. Is there any guitar on the album?

From: espo Date: July 13, 2004 at 9:07
Additional musicians are: Tim Pierce: guitar, Mike McGill: guitar, Danny Powers: guitar, Steve Shuffert: guitar, Jimmy Clark: drums, John Franks: drums, Don Krueger: drums, Tom First: horns, Kenny Z: horns, Norman Tischler: sax

From: Rockhead Date: July 13, 2004 at 9:44
Thanks Espo!!

From: someone who kno Date: November 8, 2004 at 13:42
To answer above question from ROCKHEAD Guitarists used on recording: Danny Powers (of Micheal Stanley Band)

From: Axe-Machine Date: December 17, 2004 at 13:42
Totally Top-Class AOR mixing the keyboard heaven of Strangeways, Boulevard and in places, Survivor. Certainly a total anthem anthem. Oh, and did I mention, the title track is one of the best melodic rock songs of all time? 9/10 - GET IT!

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From: Jez Date: January 8, 2005 at 11:11
Great stuff-reminds me alot of Jonah Koslen & The Heroes (especially the excellent 'Aces' album) with a sprinkling of Dakota thrown in for good measure. Very consistent throughout with a strong set of material, well played by all involved. That being said, this is very 'Lite' in places and besides the title track doesn't really rock out until the most excellent 'Never Stop' kicks in at track 8. Still, a compulsory release in the AOR field, if you can track it down.

From: Kim HP Date: January 25, 2005 at 17:48
I was a bit worried about the 'Lite AOR' label before I got this one. Well, maybe there's a few a little too sappy ballads here but mostly this is just straight ahead 80's AOR done to perfection. I can't imagine any fan of Survivor, FM, Signal and bands of that nature not liking it. It's just an incredible CD that will grab you at the very first listen. "Somewhere Out in the Night" is so good it gives me goosebumps. Very recommended CD, especially if you like the above mentioned bands.

From: AOR freaky Date: January 26, 2005 at 7:20
Indeed, Kim HP, a MUST HAVE for any serious AOR collector and not too poppy at all, but a class AOR record !

From: z4roxx Date: February 27, 2005 at 21:55
I am not a great fans of that kind of old aor school but I quite like this cd.Guitar work is a little poor and generic sometimes(samey guitar arrangements in 3/4 songs)but I like their melodies efforts and the singer is really good.I've found a band called Timmy that plays this kind of music(maybe much more near to Outrider)and I would recommend it to all fans of old aor school.It's a 4 tracks released for a small label I think in'99,but certainly they are old recording songs indeed.

From: z4roxx Date: February 27, 2005 at 22:01
Oh,their last 2 tracks are awesome!But they seam another band in those songs!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: April 7, 2005 at 22:02
Great and Classic AOR Album, De arranque empiezo comentando esta Joyita del AOR, Ufff que puedo decir simplemente otro album que a la primera escucha te pone la piel de gallina un AOR de gran nivel, el tipo de sonido que todo amante de AOR busca, temazos como Somewhere Out in the Night (la favorita del que escribe), Hold On Me, Jane, Never Stop, Sweet Rachel, Born and Raised, Still in My Heart que mas puedo comentar, un album IMPRESCINDIBLE para todo amante del AOR.

From: Mark Tuttle Date: April 18, 2005 at 8:31
I always considered these guys just generic stuff. Definitely capable of better stuff. Typical music industry gating. Don't let the artist play to their fullest abilities.

From: Geoff Date: September 16, 2005 at 8:26
Ask yourself a question. If music were able to bend over in front of you, would you like to see a ballsack sagging down between it's legs? If your answer is no, own this CD. Unfortunately, and sickeningly so, my answer is yes. I like my music to have some balls and this CD was castrated before it ever hit the shelves. Reminds me of Starship and Shout's debut, but even lighter. 'Sweet Rachel' is nice, and some tracks are also nice for what this is. It's an okay CD. Nice, nothing more, IMO.

From: AOR freaky Date: September 16, 2005 at 12:55
Another MASTERPIECE and of course, our Geoff, thinking he is a real AOR fan has his doubts. He likes his music to have a bit more balls ! Well, mate : as I said hundred times before : you are a hardrock/metal/alternative fan, no more, no less ! It's all about the SONGS mate ! SONGS, do you know that or do you only want NOISE (yeah, you want noise !). BRILLIANT !

From: Geoff Date: September 16, 2005 at 19:05
Freaky, why would you think I am a metal or alternative fan? I like some metal (though know little of what is on Brutal Metal) and like no 'alternative' music. I like melodic hard rock and many good modern rock bands, with glam and good AOR. I also like to comment on music without a fuckwit breathing down my neck to make sure I agree with him. I thought your review of Emerald Rain was from your ass, but it's your opinion. Why don't you fuck off and leave me to mine too.

From: Kip Date: September 16, 2005 at 20:03
^^LoL.^^ I really like this one. Just finished listening to it for a first time and I can't wait to play it again. I've had 'Somewhere In The Night' from PJ's sampler for some time now and felt the same way Geoff does, no balls in it, not exactly my style. And yea, the CD as a whole doesn't rock hard, but the keyboards and backing vocals give this one of the slickest, smoothest feels of any AOR album I've heard. It borders on 80's synth pop at times, but so what. I'm glad I got this one. 8.0/10

From: AOR freaky Date: September 17, 2005 at 3:44
With pleasure, Geoff ! But the big question still is : why don't YOU (and some of your mates) fuck off and leave me alone ? ! It's you constantly attacking me. If you do so, I react, mate ! Normal, isn't it ? ! And as you see, Kip, agrees with me on both Dakota and this one, both great AOR records. All the best ! It should be possible to have a different opinion and to say to each other : 'Have A Nice Day' !

From: Geoff Date: September 18, 2005 at 19:39
Yes Freaky, you speak much truth in your post. It is a shame you constantly appear to be the one going against your own advice. Yes, Kip agrees with you here, as does Jez and dozens of others (though they don't seem to mind that I have a different opinion). And many agree with me that Ra 'Duality' is a great album… hell, I even heard a couple of people say they like Eminem. Is your mind changed? Do I give a shit? That'd be a no. I gave my personal thoughts on this, not anyone else's.

From: chris strutty Date: November 24, 2005 at 12:39
RAFO PHOENIX insisto, que ingles mas malo tienes y porque no cambias la manera de opinar y dejar tus TEMAS DEMOLEDORES-JOYA DEL AOR ami me sigue siendo muy artificial y tu ya aburres y no cabe duda que se te pone la piel de gallina ,porque eso es lo que eres UNA COMPLETA GALLINA catadora del aor. en lugar de llamarte RAFO PHOENIX mejor llamate GALLINA PHOENIX

From: SCANDI Date: March 1, 2006 at 13:30
Apart from the fact that I don't agree with "Somewhere out in the night" be an extraordinaire song, I really like that album. Again, on the other hand it sounds very predictable & schematic. But still quite fine Hi-Tech AOR tracks with no big disbalance in quality of the songs. Indeed you might say it's a mix between STARSHIP & DOMINOE all the way. My favourites are "Born and raised", "Jane" & "Still in my heart". 8,5/10

From: oliver Date: August 17, 2006 at 8:32
IMO a bit overrated. this is nice poppy aor with good vocals, but way too light. nice addition to every aor/melodic collection but for sure not a classic! 7,5/10

From: zandi Date: November 16, 2006 at 9:46
Brillant album !!! Very catch melodies and great voices !!! Before Beau Coup released this album on Vinyl in the middle of the 80s they had also issued an EP called "Selftitled" (also on Vinyl) in a very small quantity. I'm looking for this Vinyl-EP for many years. Does anybody out there have this EP ???

From: Kim HP Date: November 16, 2006 at 15:04
Hi zandi, i have the Beau Coup ep on mp3 if it's of any intrest..contact me at def_leppard18@yahoo.com. Cheers

From: Clayton77 Date: January 9, 2007 at 8:03
High-Class AOR!!! A masterpiece and a must have for all the guys who like awesome music!!!

From: AOR-Crazy Date: February 5, 2007 at 9:23
This record is not by far the best i heard of AOR or Melodic music but it has that pure '80 sound which i fucking love and wouldn't trade it with ANY record made in this shitty years. Love the sound, haircuts, attitude EVERYTHING from the '80's! Geoff - mate i am not trying to start argue with you, but a fact is that you keep commenting this kind music but you DON'T like it! Why do you do that? 99 out of 100 records of this music you spit on, it's a bit strange isn't it?? Cheers!

From: sluss528 Date: February 5, 2007 at 12:31
look, i agree with geoff on this 1!!!!!!!!! this shit is weak ass aor with no balls what so ever and is just down right boring!!!!!!! i rather sit through an insurance seminar than listen to this shit again!!! listen to some real rock people so you won't fall asleep!!!!! 6/10 sluss ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut

From: Remastered Reason Date: February 5, 2007 at 18:03
Rather pleasurable listening experience here. Nice keys, lead & harmony vocals. The emphasis here on this album is the layered textures of melodies & vocals, not so much the guitar though there are some well placed solos. This is a good AOR album from back in the days.

From: sanxdowntherainbow Date: April 2, 2007 at 20:04
very poppy AOR, but isn't that great? COURSE it is! This is superb lite AOR, with fantastic keyboards!. ohhh "never stop" is the best song in here. by the way, there's a lot of band that start with BEAU, and all of 'em kick ass, dont they? BEAU COUP, BEAU GESTE, BEAU HEART, BEAU MY ASS! Am I missing some bands?

From: Whitesnake Date: April 3, 2007 at 3:41
I totally agree about this one being light aor, but still a little masterpiece! The best tracks are IMO 1,2,3 and 5. Good drive, nice hooks and melodies! There is also the band Beau Nasty, but then we're not talking aor anymore.

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: June 16, 2007 at 20:31
OBRA DE ARTE DEL AOR!!!--- Asi de sencillo. Light?? Poppy? nah, nada de eso. Se trata de un magnifico disco. De esos albums en donde te das cuenta que ni un tema le sobran. Para mi esta es una de las máximas joyas que el AOR ha dado. ¿Las razones?: "Born & Raised..." es el tema que, acertadamente inicia este espectacular disco, con esos teclados festivos y alegres, un ritmo contagioso y un vocalista en excelente forma vocal; "Somewhere Out In The Night" es toda una definición del AOR...

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: June 16, 2007 at 20:39
debido a su melodía y esos coros increíbles, vaya composición; "Find Your Way" es una balada hermosisima; "Jane" tiene toda la tradición de los 80s; "Sweet Rachel" es otra joya de ésos años; "Uptown L.A." no se queda atrás; "Still In My Heart" es otra balada llena de sentimiento; "Never Stop" es otra maravilla mas y el disco cierra con "Hold On Me" rockeando un poquito mas. En fin, discazo pleno de energía, melodía y calidad... Tu amigo YIRO SEVENTH (antes PODEROSO YIRO) te lo recomienda!! 10/10

From: juan carlos Date: September 11, 2007 at 14:51
Armonías vocales maravillosas como bien dice Rycheage y eso hace que este disco me encante, para mí no la maravilla del AOR pero está muy elegante y bonito, todas me encantan salvo "Uptown L.A.". Temas grandiosos de AOR y otras Baladas muy exquisitas. Muy bonito. 9/10

From: AORster Date: January 11, 2008 at 12:48
Found a CD called Then & Now on eBay. 5 tracks from BaRoRnR, 4 from their ep and 5 unreleased ones. Anyone know anything about it? http://www.aor-fm.com/Bands/148_beau_coup.aspx

From: CARLOS-ANNA Date: January 23, 2008 at 13:58
BUENISIMOSSSSS...AOR DE GRAN ELEGANCIA Y DE LA MEJOR EPOCA LOS 80,RECOMENDADO PARA OIDOS EXISITOS 9/10.SALUDOS A CHAMPION,RAFO PHOENIX Y A TODO EL MUNDO QUE VISITA ESTAS PAGINAS. CARLOS-ANNA(VALENCIA)

From: marciotex Date: February 18, 2008 at 7:57
Songs like "Somewhere Out in the Night" really makes our lifes so good!! Highly recommended!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 23, 2010 at 15:25
I really like the style of the band and the album is a very good one!..the band's sound remindes me of a band named Magnum (the U.S one not to be confused by Magnum U.K.the worldwide and marvellous band lead by Bob Catley).."Born & Raised(On Rock'n'Roll)" is a very good opening track,"Somewhere Out In The Night","Sweet Rachel"& "Never Stop" are top notch songs,"Hold On Me" is far the best in here and the ballads "Find The Way"(nice)and "still In My Heart"(lovely) are really cool ones...buy and find out 4 yourselves.89/100

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 23, 2010 at 15:37
When i mentioned Magnum (U.S) i wanted to say that... well,this band is a lot poppier..Magnum U.S. has some more edgy guitars but also connects into the very melodic field..anyway check out Mangum's "No Secrets" album and you'll see (or better said) hear what i say...

From: maulars Date: May 6, 2014 at 16:46
Good, but generic 80's AOR.However, I really like it.

From: edwithmj Date: February 11, 2017 at 19:33
I was expecting a Chicago clone but got something a little better I think. The singer has a super voice and this album is chock full of goodies for him to show off on. Born & Raised (On Rock And Roll) is quite a powerful opener, considering, Somewhere Out In The Night has a very catchy bass line, Still My Heart is about as soft a ballad as you can get but I still like it a lot mainly because the vocals are so well done; Sweet Rachel is probably my favourite and is, again extremely catchy and melodic; my final pick is Never Stop, which sounds very Chicago-ish. The album has its lighter moments, for sure, and fans of keyboard drenching (like me) will love it, but it might not be hard enough for those who like a punch.

From: gfranciscop Date: July 13, 2021 at 21:51
Pretty Hi Tech AOR sounds, with some Stadium Rock elements too; "hard" hitting and nice sounding with wide choruses. Find The Way is a nice slow tune, even when the drum mixing isn't the ideal. Sweet Rachel is a nice midtempo tune. Jane is probably the most mediocre tune in the album. Nice ballad with Still In My Heart. Pretty good, a bit underproduced and it could be better, but at least it's short enough. Rating: 8/10. Favorite Track: Sweet Rachel.


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