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2 stars Hyper-slick AOR written, recorded, and packaged direct for 1986 store shelves. Although terrible in most every way, I actually enjoy some sections of this hammy release from the world's hammiest arena band if only for their completely over-the-top camp and style. One can listen to and make fun of Raised on Radio like one might while watching a cheesy '80's teen comedy-- a "so bad it's good" kind of experience.

As far as songs go, there isn't much here to distinguish it from any of the band's '80's releases save for a more polished production and increased integration of Cain's synthesizer. Schon's guitar playing is very calculated throughout, energetic but sterile, accompanying Perry's high-pitched crooning and trite lyrics. The songs themselves are exactly what one would expect from Journey, but area least better than some of Journey's truly bad albums thanks to its less shrill production.

Quickly consumed and immediately forgotten, Raised on the Radio is the epitome of a made-for- FM agenda. Sing and laugh along... but be ready for a shower afterwards.

Songwriting: 2 Instrumental Performances: 2 Lyrics/Vocals: 2 Style/Emotion/Replay: 2

Prog Leviathan | 2/5 |


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