Thursday 4 April 2024

REO Speedwagon - Take It On the Run

Unbelievably this wasn't a number one hit (#30) and doesn't ever feature on golden oldies radio here in Australia. It might just be the best thing they ever did though. A shonky love-life scenario entwined in large melodies in peak radio rock anthem sung by crafty songsmiths who were so uncool it was heroic! 

The  teen drama spirit of girl groups, Phil Spector and Love Me Do Beatles lived on here.


  1. It's likely that REO Speedwagon and Don Henley CDs are in Patrick Bateman's collection.

  2. Haha... along with Huey Lewis & The News