REO Speedwagon frontman Kevin Cronin admits that the band made a major mistake at the start of the s. I was in the one that wanted us to come over to the UK and Europe and tour; after all, most of my musical heroes were from Britain. However, we are looking forward to touring in the winter. And you can bet most of the 10 songs Cronin has selected as his faves from his plus years fronting REO will be in the setlist….
Our top 10 REO Speedwagon songs list looks to present some of the best songs from a classic rock band who took extreme advantage of the MTV boon in the early s. Or we could say MTV took extreme advantage of them as they had become very popular on the channel. The band had been together for ten years before MTV was launched in Nonetheless, the music video channel loved the band and helped catapult the group into superstar status. The record was released in Billboard Hot one hundred. Remember when music fans actually used to buy music?
Lots of lineup changes. A complete change in musical direction. Chart topping singles and albums. Playing to sold out arenas. Say what you want about REO Speedwagon but the band puts on a damn fine live show. In many respects, two REO Speedwagons exist. That early band without singer Kevin Cronin and the band we know and love today. Those early years fronted by Terry Lutrell have a far different sound and feel than the REO Speedwagon that exploded into an arena band in the s. Cronin came onboard in , left because of band infighting so Michael Bryan Murphy took mic duties for two albums, then Cronin returned and never relinquished frontman duties. Fun Fact : I once interviewed Kevin Cronin.
The album has sold over 4 million copies in the U. A conspicuous absentee from the album is " Keep the Fire Burnin' " , which reached 7 on the Billboard Hot in The collection is one of several released by the band's label. The album was remastered and reissued in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.