Rick Springfield - Working Class Dog

180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Reissue

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Working Class Dog is the fifth studio album by Australian singer-songwriter Rick Springfield, originally released in February 1981 via RCA Records.

Forget that Rick Springfield was a soap star for a moment and listen to his music, because he made some of the finest guitar-driven mainstream pop/rock of the early '80s. Working Class Dog is his finest moment, filled with expertly crafted pop songs, highlighted by the massive hit "Jessie's Girl."

From the start Working Class Dog comes off like an album that was made for the radio. Imbuing crunchy, high energy guitar rock with ringing melodies and razor-sharp hooks, opening track “Love Is Alright Tonite” just sounds like the hit it was. It was preceded there by two top tens – the No. 1 smash “Jessie’s Girl” and the Sammy Hagar penned “I’ve Done Everything For You”.

Working Class Dog is best summed up as a masterclass in the three minute pop rock formula. It’s full of tracks that represent the era but have also managed to remain relevant. Springfield’s songwriting acumen, while surely the vital cog, is just one part. The man’s vocal chops deserve equal billing, and they especially shine on his impassioned interpretation of Hagar’s “I’ve Done Everything For You”.

The world may have first perceived of Rick Springfield as an actor who could sing, but Working Class Dog shows it was actually the other way around.

The album peaked at #7 on the US Billboard 200 Albums chart and #33 on the Australian Albums charts. Springfield was awarded the 1982 Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male. for “Jessie’s Girl”.

Check out the tracks: “Love Is Alright Tonite”; “Jessie’s Girl” and “I’ve Done Everything For You”. 

This reissued LP with reproduced artwork is pressed in Europe on 180 gram audiophile vinyl via Music On Vinyl in January 2017.

(8719262001053)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Live Is Alright Tonite

3:28

A2

Jessie’s Girl

3:14

A3

Hole In My Heart

3:12

A4

Carry Me Away

3:01

A5

I’ve Done Everything For You

3:17

B1

The Light Of Love

2:43

B2

Everybody’s Girl

2:59

B3

Daddy’s Pearl

2:37

B4

Red Hot & Blue Love

2:57

B5

Inside Silvia

4:43

SKU 8719262001053
Record Label RCA Records
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP1655
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 06 January 2017
Original Release Date (Year) 24 February 1981
Barcode # 8719262001053
Shipping Weight 0.3000kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, Printed Insert, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Genre Classic Rock
Format VINYL LP

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