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Artist: REO Speedwagon

Title: The Earth, a Small Man, His Dog and a Chicken

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REO Speedwagon The Earth, a Small Man, His Dog and a Chicken Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1990

Label: Epic Records

Catalog Number: EK-45246


Dave Amato backing guitar, vocals
Kevin Cronin vocals, acoustic guitar
Deborah Dobkin backing vocals
Neal Doughty hammond organ
Steve Forman percussion
Bruce Hall bass guitar
Jesse Harms backing keyboards, vocals
Darlene Koldenhoven backing vocals
Janis Liebhart backing vocals
Andrea Robinson backing vocals
Terry Wood backing vocals
Bryan Hitt percussion, drums
Beth Hooker backing vocals
Machun Taylor backing vocals


1.  Love Is a Rock  
2.  Heart Survives  
3.  Live It Up  
4.  All Heaven Broke Loose  
5.  Love in the Future  
6.  Halfway  
7.  Love to Hate  
8.  You Won't See Me  
9.  Can't Lie to My Heart  
10.  L.I.A.R.  
11.  Go for Broke  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Date: July 13, 2002 at 3:30
i think this cd is perfect, even though it's not memorable as hi fidelity or wheels are turning, it does though have 11 good tracks and NO SPACE FILLER.

From: Richard H Date: September 27, 2002 at 2:53
Not as epic as Hi-Infidelity but on par with Wheels Are Turning.All the tracks are quite good and very melodic I might add.

From: Gar Date: November 8, 2002 at 1:29
This one brought a spark of life back into the band after the kind of bland "Life as we Know It". The songs are all energetic. It sounds like they put a lot of effort into this one.

From: steve Date: May 12, 2003 at 17:50
how did they come up with that name and cover, crappy, but cd good

From: Phil Date: October 6, 2003 at 18:28
This album should have been titled "Gary Richrath Is Gone: Now What The Hell Do We Do?" It doesn't sound like REO Speedwagon AT ALL! Want to know why? Because REO Speedwagon didn't write any of the songs! Jesse Harms (keyboard player for Sammy Hagar) wrote more than half of these tunes. And what he didn't write was filled in by Diane Warren. Or Adrian Gurvitz. Or Mark Spiro. Get the picture? Cronin and the Cronettes are crooning, but if you're expecting REO Speedwagon, fughetaboutit!

From: Kique Date: May 8, 2004 at 10:09
Phil, is Gary Richrath your brother? What I see is that he's not in this good album, but he was in the last mediocre albums. That's all. The guitarwork by Amato is fine. And it's true it doesn't sound like Reo in teh seventies, but it sound like Reo in the '90. I like the Harms songs, he's a great songwriter, but the rocker songs aren't as good as the mid-tempos (almost every song from 2 to 6!!)

From: TIM (2) Date: July 12, 2004 at 6:10
Am a little too young to remember the heyday of bands like Journey and REO Speedwagon, but I do recognise quality AOR albums, and this is one. Outside songwriters abound on this and it's AOR-by-numbers a little, but some brilliant tracks on here. "Halfway" is killer AOR, as is "All Heaven Broke Loose" which is superbly written. This one may not have pleased long-term fans, but if you love the Spiro/Jesse Harms/Dianne Warren school of songwriting, you'll love this. 8.5/10.

From: jarett r. Date: September 1, 2004 at 21:50
as well as sammy hagar, jesse harmes also played with david lee roth.

From: Geoff Date: September 20, 2004 at 18:50
Sad fact of the matter is I can barely remember a song off this album. It's decent rock I guess, but as unspectacular as it gets, IMO. Forgettable stuff.

From: Propane Date: December 3, 2004 at 10:18
A stinker of an album by any standards. In no way a typical REO sound. Richrath is sorely missed.

From: Eugenio Chahin Date: January 1, 2005 at 20:34
boring as hell

From: Nick C Date: January 2, 2005 at 7:02
I was never big on the redneck kinda rock that REO used to pump out prior to Tuna Fish (apart from the occassional song .. Riding the Storm Out for example) many bands did it much better (Head East).From Nine Lives on they seemed to mature, the songs became much less like generic good old boys tunes to well crafted AOR. This continues in the same style AOR...not their best..but tracks like All Heaven Broke Loose and Love in the Future have their charm. It's not an album I would sell at any rate.

From: Nick C Date: January 2, 2005 at 7:18
But I wouldn't run back into a burning house to save it either haha!

From: metalguf Date: November 3, 2006 at 14:38
A masterpiece!!!! 10/10.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 22, 2006 at 23:51
Saw them live on this album tour in Venezuela.It was their second visit to my country(they have performed here 3 times so far).anyway "love is a rock"&"live it up"are nice catchy and typical Reo's songs.I remeneber the forum where they played at was packed with maybe as much as 12.000 thousand people!.So i supposed they have my country as favourite place to play.

From: Nick C Date: May 3, 2007 at 22:12
Ya know I thought I'd check out the REO section and I have re-read my review and it seems a little down on the album. Two and a half years on from that and I have to say I now rate this as one of the bands BETTER efforts. Maybe I'm getting too old haha! But as with ALL REO albums from Nine Lives onward, including Hi Infidelity it starts to run out of steam/ideas towards the end. Strangely Wheels Are Turning and Find Your Way Home (so far as I have heard it up to this point) bucked that trend.

From: darobinson Date: August 27, 2007 at 20:28
Seen REO in concert on Friday night. They were great!!! Although, not a single tune off of this album was played. This album is mediocre at best. Richrath was a master of the Gibson. For all of us who have seen him play you no what I mean. REO will never have the sound again that made them famous without Gary.

From: MHR Date: May 5, 2012 at 7:04
Very good work

From: Metal Loaf Date: April 5, 2013 at 9:38
This album is definitely an improvement over "Life As We Knew It". It sounds a lot like Bad English to me. Obviously this came out around the time pop-metal was at its peak, and I imagine Dave Amato (who was coming from stints with Ted Nugent and Jimmy Barnes) helped to revitalise them.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 2, 2017 at 13:38
Very nice album by this wonderful act!!!..."All Heaven Broke Loose" is my fave cut of it but add to that tracks # 3,6,7,8,9(nice),10 & 11...a band that has performed in my country 3 times(Venezuela)and that has a kinda fan based homeground group in here .85/100

From: hair metal again Date: March 15, 2018 at 9:16
very good album for REO SPEEDWAGON with a more updated approach and a very polished big production!Dave Amato s guitar work is the mane attraction and mosty of the songs are fine ,but i cant find any really big ones!"live it up","all heaven broke loose" ,"can t lie to my heart' and "l.i.a.r." are the highlights

From: bmoviecritic Date: August 5, 2019 at 3:08
The most uptempo release since Nine Lives, a bunch of decent songs, none of them are fillers, but a couple of key components are missing in Alan and Gary. I can listen to this record and not get bored, it's not represent on radio or future tours.

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