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Artist: Haywire

Title: Don't Just Stand There

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Category: Pop AOR

Year: 1987

Label: Cypress/Attic Records (Canada)

Catalog Number: D271353


Paul MacAusland vocals
David Rashed keyboards, backing vocals
Sean Kilbride drums, percussion
Ronnie Switzer bass
Marvin Birt guitars, backing vocals


1.  Dance Desire  4:05
2.  One Heart Affair  4:29
3.  Black and Blue  4:10
4.  Fire  4:26
5.  Man Enough  4:25
6.  Hard Reaction  3:56
7.  Affection  3:30
8.  Separate Dreams  3:58
9.  Angel  3:53
10.  Thinkin' About the Years  5:12
11.  Dance Desire Basuchi mix  7:46
Total Running Time:  49:50

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From: koogles Date: July 4, 2002 at 9:12
After a great AOR debut in the tradition of Orphan or Loverboy ("Bad Boys", 1986), Haywire recorded one for the ladies and called it "Don't Just Stand There". Lightweight pop rock that echoed Glass Tiger or Platinum Blonde. "Black and Blue" has a cheesy sing-song chorus, "Dance Desire" sounds like bad INXS. Can you tell this is my LEAST favorite of the 4 albums Haywire put out? Redeeming track: "Fire".

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: July 17, 2002 at 11:31
De los discos que tengo de ellos este es el que mas me gusta(bueno el unico que me gusta),no es un discazo pero tiene sus temas,Hard Reaction muy en plan Harem Scarem,Fire a lo Honeymoon Suite,Black and Blue muy a lo Glass Tiger,en definita si te va al AOR Canada echale un vistazo a este disco.NO ESTA MAL.

From: Eugenio "Waite" Date: January 28, 2003 at 3:56
Im crazy about this one, I sing along with every song. Just true great (a little comercial, yeah, but what da heck) AOR. Great blend between keybord and guitar + Paul´s fine vocals + good songwriting = Pretty catchy great soft melodic rock.

From: AORMASTER Date: February 11, 2003 at 7:22
Simply one of the best AOR cd's ever recorded. Easily on par with either BLVD cd. This is what its all about...Big Catchy Hooks with layered keyboards, rockin' guitars with tasty shredding solo's and a vocalist with range and power. Haywire never topped this CD. AOR of the Highest Recommendation. One of the best cd's you will ever own.

From: ted Date: June 26, 2003 at 15:31
Maravilloso cd de AOR de los 80 repleto de todos los ingredientes que aquella época tenía ,coros,estribillos,producción...una obra magnánima

From: javi-valencia Date: June 27, 2003 at 16:39
un gran album de aor de los 80, muy facil de digerir a la primera,a mi personalmente me encanta,tiene sus buenos coros y melodias guapas. a destacar sobre todo el tema "hard reaction" un super teme que te engancha de guay. javicflm@hotmail.com

From: AOR freaky Date: December 4, 2003 at 4:48
Their first was BRILLIANT and this is also good. More poppy AOR than the debut, but still fine canadian stuff !

From: GlenRavine Date: December 30, 2003 at 23:56
I liked this even better than the debut - continued with the great melodies - if you enjoyed their debut - you will not be disappointed.

From: Rycheage Date: January 8, 2004 at 23:27
This is more pop rock oriented than the debut. The only song worthwhile is "Fire". 7/10.

From: Blaine Date: February 2, 2004 at 21:45
"Thinkin' About The Years" was the theme song for my nephew's graduation at Brother Rice High School in St. John's in 1988. SMART LYRICS!!!! I don't think any other high school back in St. John's, NFLD, used that song since. And it's a great CD.

From: peter poland Date: July 30, 2004 at 19:37
Pure Canadian AOR.It's poppy Rycheage, 'cause every pure AOR song from golden 80s era has something poppy. IT'S AS GOOD AS THE DEBUT ALBUM WAS. This should recommend it enought.

From: TIM (2) Date: August 2, 2004 at 4:27
I loved their first much more than this one, but despite needing to skip some tracks here I still enjoy listening to it. Not much different to a more pop-sounding Loverboy or Renegade, this has several excellent tracks. "Hard Reaction" is class AOR, and "Black and Blue" and "Angel" are more poppy but still high quality. Am not sure we needed 2 versions of the awful "Dance Desire", but if you love the above mentioned bands then look up Haywire also. 7.5/10.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 15, 2004 at 2:14

From: Erik Date: March 7, 2005 at 5:22
Excellent stuff. Loved this more (commercial) poppy rock approach. Its just a very good and solid sing a long release. 8/10

From: AOR freaky Date: March 7, 2005 at 12:28
Right, Erik ! On the poppy side of AOR, but nonetheless great stuff !

From: SangreAzulForever Date: November 17, 2006 at 7:26
I really love the song "dance desire", I can´t get that tune out of my head on the whole day!! The other highlight is "Hard Reaction", which reminds me a little to Harem Scarem . The rest of the album is pretty good as well. 8,5/10.

From: z4roxx Date: December 29, 2006 at 13:37
Here’s among the best 10 aor releases in the 80’s,what a great band!”One heart affair”is the reply to Kyrie by Mr.Mister!Top band and personally top cd even if the debut is killer too but a little more generic.ahahah 7,95 average rate is the big shame of this Christmas!!!

From: YNGWIEVIKING Date: February 19, 2008 at 3:09
Ok 74/100 Very soft Candian AOR/POP But far from the classic AOR stuff from CANADA like HAREM SCAREM/HONEYMOON SUITE/HEADPINS/LOVERBOY But if you like soft poppy mainstream radio-frendly high tech AOR MAYBE THAT's your piece of cake !

From: lost-soul Date: August 10, 2008 at 15:01
Ok, I see people claiming that this is too soft and poppy, but to my ears this is nothing less than a great AOR record. Favorite tracks are "Fire", "Angel", "One Heart Affair", "Hard Reaction", "Dance Desire" and the beautiful ballad "Thinkin' About The Years". The guitarwork is a highlight as well. 88/100

From: BDrums1971 Date: November 21, 2009 at 21:21
This is a very well written and produced AOR album. Not soft rock by any means, but not what you would call melodic rock, either. The songs have a good groove that will keep your foot tappin'. I really dig this kind of stuff. AOR, yes, wimpy, no!! The production is really solid and the vocals aren't poppy or wimpy at all. Nice!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 1, 2010 at 19:26
This album along with the Bad Boys debut are killer albums,this one is somehow more mature in sound and attitude and edgier but conserving the Pop/AOR/Rock vibe of the first..."Dance Desire"..what can i say about this song...i just grew up listening to it!..truly to be soon a classic,if it isn't one by now...then you have "One Heart Away","Fire","Hard Reaction"...just songs that will keep u moving your head all over the place!..am i exagerating?..well,get it if you feel like listening to the real 80's hearthanded kind of stuff..if not buy yourself the latest Britney Spears album and be brainwashed!...hahaha!...this one,92/100

From: DonDefo Date: November 6, 2010 at 10:43
I discovered it recently and "Fire" as my first track. What a great AOR!! Kicks ass and has got this characteristic, unaverage sound and feeling!! Yeah. AOR forever!

From: DonDefo Date: November 20, 2010 at 17:21
Pop AOR?? Is it joke or sth?? It's pure genious AOR!!

From: hair metal again Date: January 25, 2012 at 2:20
excellent 2nd release for HAYWIRE ,with so much inspiration and talent.balanced sound between guitars and keys,amazing warm vocs and many good songs in it :"man enough","hard reaction","affection" and "angel" are brilliant!essential i d say!

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