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Artist: REO Speedwagon

Title: Ridin' the Storm Out

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REO Speedwagon Ridin' the Storm Out Album Cover

 

Category: AOR

Year: 1973

Label: Epic Records

Catalog Number: EK 32378

Personnel

Mike Murphy vocals
Neal Doughty keyboards, synthesizer
Alan Gratzer drums
Gregg Philbin bass
Gary Richrath guitar
Joe Walsh guest slide guitar

Tracks

1.  Ridin' the Storm Out  4:12
2.  Whiskey Night  4:42
3.  Oh Woman  2:46
4.  Find My Fortune  2:53
5.  Open Up  3:31
6.  Movin'  3:20
7.  Son of a Poor Man  3:44
8.  Start of a New Life  4:48
9.  It's Everywhere  3:26
10.  Without Expression (Don't Be The Man)  3:51
  
Total Running Time:  37:13

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Existing comments about this CD

From: james Date: September 29, 2001 at 8:29
this was when REO was a real rock band, not a ballad band. if you like classic ROCK music get this

From: Phil Date: October 6, 2003 at 17:56
This is a great album by REO Speedwagon, before Kevin Cronin messed 'em up. REO's cover of "Without Expression (Don't Be The Man)" was also done by John Mellencamp on his Greatest Hits album, but REO (with singer Mike Murphy) does it better. Other great songs on this album are classics written by Gary Richrath: Son Of A Poor Man, Ridin' the Storm Out, Whiskey Night, Find My Fortune etc. This album also features a great steal from Stephen Stills -- Open Up. Buy it, and you'll never miss Cronin!

From: Propane Date: December 3, 2004 at 9:32
I disagree. Kevin made the sound of REO. They never intended to step onto the charts but it happened anyway. Joe Walsh has always been an amazing guitbox player. This one is an excellent piece of harder edge mastery. The only minus about this is that they did a cover. Covers are just fillers, waste of time. However, definite gem here.

From: 780'sRocked Date: February 1, 2008 at 23:26
One of the best of the early REO releases. Son Of A Poor Man is very good, and somewhat overlooked. Interestingly, I believe there were two different versions of this release. One with Mike Murphy, and another with K. Cronin on vocals.

From: bmoviecritic Date: August 5, 2019 at 2:11
This new singer sounds great, his voice is as dirty as Gary's guitar. To me this is a perfect album, the songwriting is hook laden. This album contains REOS first staple of their live set that would be played for decades, Riding the Storm Out.


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