Thursday, October 27, 2016

Song #240: "Roll With The Changes"--REO Speedwagon (1978)

Rock fans knew REO Speedwagon's work well when the group released the album "You Can Tune A Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish" in 1978. By the way, what a great title!

Both songs that were singles from the album fared, well, not so good on the charts. But, both songs proved, over time, that a three-month snapshot of a song's alleged popularity among the masses doesn't always translate into how that song will be long remembered.

Today's song was the first single, and, "Time For Me To Fly", a very good song in its own right, was the second. Now, 38 years later, both can be heard occasionally on classic rock radio. At least the stations with the better program and music directors.....but are there many stations left with their own program or music directors? Yeah, another story for another day.

This is the second of three REO Speedwagon songs in our musical journey, so we'll return to Kevin Cronin and the gang one final time down the road.  :)

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