Monday, December 2, 2013

"The Kid Is Hot Tonight" by Loverboy

Song#:  0643
Date:  06/20/1981
Debut:  81
Peak:  55
Weeks:  7
Genre:  Rock

Pop Bits:  Canadian group Loverboy's self-titled debut album was platinum success in the US bolstered by the rock hit "Turn Me Loose" (#35 pop). Their follow-up single was this lead track off the album which hit the Canadian Top 20, but fell short on the US chart.

ReduxReview:  Although not quite as good or memorable as "Turn Me Loose," it's a pretty good chunk of early-80s rock and a worthy follow-up to that song.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  The artwork for the cover of their debut album was done by Canadian artist Barbara Astman. Her work often will be a mix of photography with other modern technological media. She will also user her own image as the basis for her work, as she did on the "Loverboy" cover. The image displayed is a self-portrait Polaroid pic of the artist that includes lyrics from the album typed directly on the photo. The cover was her first commercial piece of work.


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