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Artist: Billy Squier

Title: Don't Say No

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Category: AOR

Year: 1981

Label: Capitol

Catalog Number: CDP 7 46479 2


Billy Squier vocals, guitars, piano, percussion
Bobby Chouinard drums
Mark Clarke bass, backing vocals
Alan St. Jon keyboards, backing vocals
This was Billy's 2nd album. It was also a huge breakthrough that spawned 4 hit singles that still get regular airplay today.


1.  In The Dark  
2.  The Stroke  
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  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: James Date: October 27, 2003 at 22:44
GREAT, GREAT album. some really great songs on this and some big hits but the sleeper on this is the song Too Daze Gone. Awesome song

From: Gar Date: October 28, 2003 at 19:57
Ahhhh... classic Squier. It's true. There are a lot of great songs on this besides just the obvious hits. Aside from the excellent "Too Daze Gone", I've always loved "Whadda You Want From Me". Essential listening for every rock fan.

From: Jimbo Date: October 30, 2003 at 1:34
Tossed aside by some at the time as a poor man's Robert Plant and derided by others as a souped up Frampton, Billy Squier's tunes have nevertheless stood the test of time. Tight, simple arrangements are augmented by above average musicianship on this LP (at least it was an LP when I bought it!) and flourishes like bass drum fills and wafting keys make it fun even after multiple listenings. Recommended for those who love straight forward rock without a message or agenda. And it's fun to skate to!

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From: Jez Date: February 6, 2004 at 6:54
Finally updated this one to cd - great album chock full of top tracks. 'In The Dark' the classic 'The Stroke' 'My Kinda Lover'- the list goes on. Top backing band aswell. Recommended.

From: drummerfish Date: February 22, 2004 at 7:47
this cd and "emotions in motion" are must have's.would the powers that be please re-release these 2 cd's with bonus tracks.its a no brainer.i heard something to the effect of,"billy dropped out of the biz cause he didn't like what the record company was doing to him and his music".anyone know the real reason? also,anyone know how bobby died? my old boss who worked with him said drug overdose.maybe it effected billy.i always wanted to play for billy on a long over due comeback tour.oh well...

From: Christine Date: February 22, 2004 at 17:07
This one finds its way into my CD player pretty often... one of my absolute favorites! RE: Drummer's comment above, if that's really the reason Billy's not around much anymore, I can't say I blame him. It seems that anyone over the age of 25 is irrelevant. I'd love to see him release some new stuff independently, like every other "older" artist has to nowadays. I read somewhere (don't remember where) that Bobby had heart problems, but who knows.

From: Tony BCN Date: August 11, 2004 at 17:34
Pedazo de álbum con(al menos en mi país)poquísimo reconocimiento.Este artista no es B.Springsteen pero,sin duda,mereció mucho más.Es puro AOR en 1981!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: AOR freaky Date: August 11, 2004 at 17:52
Good album indeed, especially The Stroke is a nice song !

From: jason (FA-Q) Date: October 17, 2004 at 11:08
Top to bottom, one great album.

From: Nick C Date: December 16, 2004 at 15:32
Mr. Squiers most successful album and every song is a killer. The Stroke was the big big hit on this (but not necassarily the best song)and it kinda picks up where "Big Beat" left off from the Tale of the Tape album. You Know What I Like crashes through the speakers like a bull as does Whaddya Want From Me. Things chill out nicely towards the end for the ballad I Need You which segues into the albums excellent title track! He did release a new album in 1998 called Happy Blue......

From: Nick C Date: December 16, 2004 at 15:34
.... which is just Billy on his own with an acoustic guitar. It's a million miles away fromn this but it is a really excellent/enjoyable album. Just don't expect the usual sound. There is also an acoustic version of The Stroke on Happy Blue too!

From: Metalhead66 Date: December 21, 2004 at 16:05
This is a Breezy cool kinda record....The rest of his releases suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Knuckles Date: January 26, 2005 at 9:14
I forgot just how cool this release was.Good stuff

From: Remastered Reason Date: March 22, 2006 at 21:41
This cd alone is a almost a greatest hits package. An amazing album considering all the great songs & albums he's put out through his career. Not that there is only one definitive Squier album to own, but if there was, this would be it. Recommended.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 6, 2010 at 21:29
Classic album...that's enough to say ...excellent shots such as the opener "In The Dark","The Stroke" do we need 2 add something else???,a blast from the past! ,"You Know What I Like",yes we do,rock!!!because this track rocks good,"Lonely Is The Night" is a goodie one,"Whadda You Want From Me" rocks good too,"Nobody Knows" is a sweet mellow ballad,"I Need You" remindes me of Cheap Trick with this AORish feel and "Don't Say No" is a track and a highlight...just get it!!!.90/100

From: Reverend Mayhem Date: January 3, 2013 at 9:44
Fantastic second outing by the former Piper front man. Not a bad track to be found here (the weakest for me being the '80s mega-hit "The Stroke"), as they all showcase Billy's terrific songwriting skills and identifiable voice. No blazing guitar, no overwrought operatic vocals, no tits-and-glitz hump-hump lyrics, just great melodies and arrangements throughout -- no wonder it spawned so many radio tracks. Best for me include the opening "In The Dark," the Zeppelin-ish "Lonely Is The Night," the up-tempo blues-based "Whadda You Want From Me," and the synth-driven "I Need You." Hell, they're ALL good. One of my overall favorites to this day, this album is Billy's best. Along with Pat Benatar's "In The Heat of The Night" and Cheap Trick's "Dream Police" it represents the great early '80's radio rock that dominated the post-Punk / pre-New Wave of my teens, and I'm hard pressed to find anything bad to say about it. 95/100

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