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Artist: Loverboy

Title: Wildside

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Loverboy Wildside Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1987

Label: Columbia Records

Catalog Number: CK 40893


Paul Dean guitar, vocals
Mike Reno lead vocals
Doug Johnson keyboards
Scott Smith bass
Matthew Frenette drums, percussion


1.  Notorious  4:39
2.  Walkin' on Fire  4:17
3.  Break it to Me Gently  4:36
4.  Love Will Rise Again  4:29
5.  Can't Get Much Better  4:04
6.  Hometown Hero  4:13
7.  Wildside  3:31
8.  Don't Let Go  3:36
9.  That's Where My Money Goes  4:13
10.  Read My Lips  5:03
11.  Don't Keep Me in the Dark  5:56
Total Running Time:  48:37

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From: ted Date: February 4, 2002 at 11:33
obra maestra del hard rock comercial de los 80 hay canciones como love will rise again o can´t get much better son grandiosas

From: Tony Date: April 10, 2002 at 1:39
Great cd with great songs and probably the "heaviest" Loverboy has ever sounded. Had this came out 3 years earlier it would have been huge but at the time these guys were competing with the Poison's and Cinderella's and what do you think the 14 year old girl was gonna choose?? That's why I gotta laugh when Mike Reno mistakenly blames Nirvana for their downfall. A great melodic rock album though just as good if not better than "Get Lucky".

From: JOURNEY Date: August 4, 2002 at 3:05
"Don't Keep Me in the Dark" is a MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!

From: Baris Date: September 8, 2002 at 3:45
I don't know much about this band but "Notorious" is a super 80s melodic rock classic.

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: October 4, 2002 at 11:25
Siguiendo la linea del anterior,quizas este no tenga tantos altibajos,puro AOR ochentero donde me quedo con los temas mas alegres y moviditos como Break It To Me Gently,Hometown Hero y Don't Let Go.RECOMENDADO.

From: Ray Date: November 19, 2002 at 15:55
Notorious is one of the best rock songs ever written, but this was a somewhat misguided effort...Good production, excellent vocals, but some crappy third-party (not written by the band or with too much outside help) tunes: Walkin on Fire, Wildside, That's Where my Money Goes, and Read my Lips drag this album down... Break it to me Gently, Love Will Rise Again, Don't keep me in the Dark are excellent...Too bad the band broke up soon after this release since they were headed for a rockier sound.

From: Date: August 13, 2003 at 19:10
No, No , No!, its the worst record of the band. Ifelt hurt when saw the colaborations: Bon Jovi!, who needs him!, no Loverboy, theyre great composers. A step behind, no more original sound. Sorry for a great band, listen rev it up when the group was big, and free

From: vicrock Date: August 13, 2003 at 19:11
No, No , No!, its the worst record of the band. Ifelt hurt when saw the colaborations: Bon Jovi!, who needs him!, no Loverboy, theyre great composers. A step behind, no more original sound. Sorry for a great band, listen rev it up when the group was big, and free

From: Gar Date: November 9, 2003 at 16:52
I've always just been a casual "hits" fan of Loverboy, but I found this one cheap and decided to get it. This is some good stuff! The only song I was familiar with was "Notorious", but just about every track on this rocks in its own way. "Don't Let Go" ranks as my fave of the disc, but the others are pretty close behind. Color me pleasantly surprised.

From: ROBERT Date: November 26, 2003 at 20:57
AL PRINCIPIO no me concencia, pero a base d escuchas reconozco q es un gran trabajo, el d estos canadienses!!

From: Reno Date: May 6, 2004 at 5:34
Fantastic record. Don't Keep Me In The Dark, Huga !!!!

From: LONG LIVE Date: September 22, 2004 at 8:22
Don`t let go ¡ impresionante!. Muy buen trabajo de Hard /AOR de los 80, conciones con melodía y buena caña, para nada empalagoso. Muy recomendable.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 8, 2004 at 11:08
EMPIEZO ASI Don't Keep Me in the Dark LA MEJOR CANCION DE LOVERBOY JUNTO A This Could Be the Night.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 8, 2004 at 11:19

From: rick kerch Date: February 8, 2005 at 16:03
Is very hard for me to say that band has a bad album but this ain't Loverboy's problem!!!.Every single album is a masterpiece. From this one I highly recomend the song "Break it to me gently" Not much left to say guys.

From: ROBERT Date: April 20, 2005 at 19:15
Una banda a la q jamas preste la debida atencion!! Y eso q tengo todos sus discos (Gracias Champis) Sin duda creo q estamos ante el mejor disco d la Banda..

From: Beto Date: April 20, 2005 at 19:29
Una banda que nunca fue de mis favoritas pero no dejo de reconocer que siempre tuvieron buenas canciones. Hace unos meses me consegui este disco japonés y es lamentable que fuera el último en esa época. Mi favorita Don't Keep Me in the Dark.

From: Geoff Date: September 19, 2005 at 7:20
Wow, who'd have picked this? One could call this a melodic rock album. Very nice. 'Break it to me gently' is a beautiful track, 'Love will rise again' and 'Hometown hero' are also very solid. Then two of the album's best tracks, 2 delicious melodic delights come in form of 'Don't let go' and the awesome 'Don't keep me in the dark'. This one is a good solid AOR disc and easily their best CD, IMO.

From: caritosmatanza Date: January 28, 2006 at 12:15
Fue el intento de la banda por subirse a los charts, con colaboraciones de lujo -bon jovi- y muchos temas ala desmond child.Es uno de sus mejores discos, probablemente el más directo y comercial , notorious es lo más poperizado, pero excelente.Puro aor comercial , rockero, con baladas que cortan la respiración y gran trabajo de todo el equipo. 9/10

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 16, 2006 at 14:56
who is the girl in the cover? amo a esa chica

From: aorluver Date: October 30, 2007 at 7:41
I can't find the words to tell how i love "Break it to me gently".It just knocks me on the floor and makes the sun shining even on most grim days!!! The guys deserve a place in ROCK HALL OF FAME for this track only let alone other GRRRRRRRREEAT ones!!

From: 123charpenay Date: July 6, 2012 at 12:01
agree with others comments.no problem this record is a masterpiece.loverboy have their own style aor hard fm with a little magical touch of variety/pop.result only hits irresitibles very easy to listen .super production great sound pleasure guaranted!!!our canadians cousins are very strongs in melodic rock.thumbs up.

From: juan carlos Date: August 22, 2012 at 1:05
Good CD but not essential or classic at all IMHO. Excellent production, cool songs but there are many uptempos in my book. I'm listening the Japanese Original CD edition oh yeah the atmospheric "Don't Keep Me in the Dark" is fav 81/100

From: hair metal again Date: July 7, 2014 at 2:11
excellent release by LOVERBOY back in 87 with a perfect polished sound by Bruce Fairbairn ,excellent musicianship and great songwriting!"cant get much better","dont keep me in the dark","love will rise again" and "bring it to me gently" are sensational songs!what a year that was for hard rock music:the level got so high that gems like LOVERBOY s Wildside didnt make it!

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: July 7, 2014 at 10:50
Loverboy occupied an uncommfortable position in '80's rock. To AOR fans, they seemed like pop-metal, just by having a (somewhat) harder sound and by being a bit more fun and frivolous in spirit than, say, Journey. But people who actuallly were into hard rock and metal never took the band seriously, by and large, and they were mostly a punchline, a goofy, corporate AOR band, geared toward a slightly older audience who still thought old REO Speedwagon were pretty heavy. In the lingo of the day, Loverboy made music for yuppies to jog to. In the pre-hair-metal days of 1982, this stuff ruled FM radio, but by '87 (the year Motley Crue released a much more fitting song of the same name), they were dorky dinosaurs.

From: Doug Date: July 9, 2014 at 12:58
Following Doghouse's comments, I've always felt like Loverboy really wanted to rock but also wanted to appeal to the female fan base and they never could quite figure out how Bon Jovi did it. No as good looking, not quite as good musicians, I guess it becomes obvious. Loverboy does have some cool tunes though.

From: 123charpenay Date: March 21, 2016 at 14:50
to be very honest after many spins,i add to my first comment that we have three average songs:tracks 3.8 and 9.the rest is top class melodic rock helped by a perfect production.

From: Locoaor Date: January 19, 2017 at 21:26
Don't Keep Me In The Dark sin duda la mejor del disco, tremenda balada la que se sacaron con este disco.

From: tomdwa Date: April 8, 2020 at 20:29
This is just a very average cd to my ears, I'm afraid, with the exception of the closing classic Don't keep me in the dark.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: April 26, 2020 at 21:02
Very Good AOR/Hard Rock! Don't Keep Me in the Dark(A1 Gold), Walkin' on Fire, Break it to Me Gently, Love Will Rise Again(A1, like Bon Jovi best songs, a total Winner), Can't Get Much Better, Hometown Hero, Don't Let Go y es que "Don't Keep Me in the Dark" le da un plus a este disco, un album con un corte asi o un "This Could Be the Night" o "Working For The Weekend" que son nivel A1 de Oro pues hacen de un album otra cosa, Classic IMHO, 85/100.

From: TheMetalChurch Date: June 24, 2021 at 19:32
Only 2 good songs, "Love Will Rise Again" & "Hometown Hero"... NOT good songwriting...

From: dany69 Date: June 24, 2021 at 21:49
TheMetalChurch Only 2 Bro or only 2 For you ???? Be Clear Damn

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