Though this was Rick Springfield's ninth album, it seemed like the third to most pop music fans, as it came on the heels of his breakthrough, Working Class Dog, and its successful follow-up, Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet. And though this contained as many hits as the aforementioned collections, it isn't remembered as quite the same in terms of accomplishment; this may be because it is so personal that it's just not as accessible. Living in Oz is Springfield's response to the dance-pop wave that was just starting to build and would be prominent until grunge announced its presence, as well as his response to the naysayers who wouldn't accept him as a serious musician. Where earlier hits, like "Jessie's Girl" and "Don't Talk to Strangers," were well-crafted pop tunes, on this release he shows an edge and a maturity he hadn't before.
This budget-priced collection from the hunky Aussie soap opera actor turned rock star collects ten of his biggest radio hits, including "Jessie's Girl," "I've Done Everything for You," "Don't Talk to Strangers," and "Love Is Alright Tonite."
Rock of Life is an album by Australian singer-songwriter Rick Springfield. It was released on RCA Records in 1988. The disc peaked at a modest #55 on the Billboard album chart, selling approximately 350,000 copies in United States. It was the least successful of Springfield's six RCA releases.
is an album by Australian singer-songwriter released in 2004 as a follow-up to 1999's . Nobody could have expected this kind of album from in 2004, or any other year. He had proven to be a master of folk-pop, power-pop and adult rock over the course of his long career, but this was entirely different. This album has all the above genre's, plus some light jazz and slight reggae as well, but for the most part, is straight-up modern hard rock.
While it's certainly not a misstep to begin an overview of Springfield's '80s output with his most well-known song, the greatest treasures of this compilation are still to come, in rapid-fire display.
Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet is an album by rock musician Rick Springfield, released by RCA Records in 1982. The album was certified Platinum in the United States, and produced three top 40 singles; "Don't Talk to Strangers" (#2 - for four weeks), "What Kind of Fool Am I" (#21) and "I Get Excited" (#32). "Don't Talk to Strangers" and "Calling All Girls" also received considerable Album Rock airplay, charting at #11 and #4 respectively.
Take note: Stripped Down bears a different meaning than "unplugged." The latter suggests unadorned and acoustic but this 2015 Rick Springfield affair sometimes finds the rocker armed with just an electric guitar and sometimes backed by a full band…