The Romantics is the debut album by American rock band The Romantics, released in 1980 on Nemperor Records. It includes the Billboard Hot 100 hit "What I Like About You". When I Look in Your Eyes" - 3:02. Tell It to Carrie" - 3:23. First in Line" - 2:38. Keep in Touch" - 3:42. Girl Next Door" - 4:41. What I Like About You" - 2:55.
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1977 in Detroit, MI. Genre. Biography by Greg Prato. Such power pop founders as the Raspberries and Big Star may have been woefully underappreciated during their initial run in the early '70s, but by the end of the decade, several of their offspring ha. ead Full Biography.
After a few years of playing local and regional gigs in Detroit and the Midwest, this lineup of the Romantics recorded the band's self-titled debut album for Nemperor Records in September 1979 with British producer Pete Solley. The group's true record debut was the 1978 single on Spider Records, "Little White Lies", "I Can't Tell You Anything", followed that year by the Bomp single "Tell It to Carrie", "First in Line" (on the Bomp! Records label). All of these were re-recorded later for the first LP.
On label: EPC 84095 A product of CBS Records.
The production by Peter Solley is simple but smart enough to put both the hooks at the energy up front where they belong, and the Romantics never had a set of tunes this strong again; "What I Like About You" richly deserved its status as a hit single, and "When I Look in Your Eyes," "Tell It to Carrie" and "Girl Next Door". would have followed it up the charts in a just world. the Romantics didn't exactly reinvent the wheel with this album, but they sure knew how to make it roll, and for sheer party enhancing energy, this album is hard to beat.
By 1990, the Romantics welcomed former Blondie drummer Clem Burke into the fold and the lineup was featured on a five-track EP three years later, Made in Detroit, which featured originals mixed with a few classic Funkadelic covers (additionally, the group played at the memorial service for the MC5's late singer Rob Tyner). In 1995, the Romantics finally settled their lawsuit against their former management and were granted control of both their publishing rights and music catalog once more. A year later, Marinos briefly rejoined the group, but by 1997, their original drummer was out once. Despite not having issued a full-length studio album in two decades, the Romantics continue to tour.
The Romantics achieved their greatest commercial success in 1983/84 with the release of the album In Heat. The first single taken from In Heat, "Talking In Your Sleep", rose to Number Three on the Billboard charts, and was also a substantial international hit. A second single, "One In A Million", charted as high as Number Thirty-Seven during the following year. The Romantics' music videos were frequently shown on the cable television network MTV during this period, solidifying the band's popularity. The first fruit of the band's new recording activity was the 1993 EP Made In Detroit. Several Romantics greatest hits packages were issued during the 1990s, as was the live album The King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: The Romantics Live In Concert, a 1996 release of an October, 1983 recording of a Romantics concert in San Antonio, Texas at the height of the band's popularity.
The Romantics really show their awesome talent in this album they are for sure the best power pop rock group of all times. I love every single track. Skill would exit after the second album. This was an album that reveled in the period's quick and dirty recording methods, as the album took a mere three weeks. It made the sound quality a bit spotty, like the way the harmonica overwhelms the audio in "What I Like About You" or the flatness of the drums overall. Still, that couldn't hold back the energy of "When I Look Into Your Eyes" or a cover of Ray Davies' "She's Got Everything
|1||You And Your Folks||3:07|
|2||Love It Up||3:15|
|3||I Wanna Know||3:38|
|5||Leave Her Alone||3:32|
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