AUTOGRAPH – Sign In Please [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded]
A must have release Remastered & Reloaded by Rock Candy Records is without a doubt “Sign In Please“, the awesome debut album by American melodic hard rockers AUTOGRAPH.
Emerging in the early Eighties, unsigned at the time, Autograph were hand picked by Van Halen to open a mammoth North American concert trek – an accomplishment that quickly led to their inking with industry giant RCA Records and an ensuing hit single, the energetic and infectious ‘Turn Up The Radio’ which made the US top 30 in the same year.
Feted and championed by the hard rock cognoscenti (supporters included Motley Crue and Ozzy Osbourne) this Los Angeles based quintet made all the right noises by packing both melody and muscle into their music; highly valuable commodities that found Autograph reaching a level of success that would see them out perform most of the competition.
‘Sign In Please’ was, then, the band’s highly praised debut album, unleashing a beast of significant fire power and songs that would stand not only the test of time but would also improve with age including the classic hit single ‘Turn Up The Radio’.
Taped by renowned British producer Neil Kernon (Queensryche, Dokken, etc) the album exudes Class-A melodic hard rock all the way with big hooks and solid riffs.
‘Send Her to Me’ (another hit), ‘My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend Isn’t Me’, ‘Thrill Of Love’, ‘All I’m Gonna Take’, all are anthemic commercial rockers in the best 80s US tradition.
Definitely one of the greatest albums from the ’80s LA scene, Autograph’s “Sign In Please”
claims a place in your collection, and this Rock Candy 24-bit remastering from original source tapes is the way to do it.
4,000 word story of the making of the album by Pail Suter and exclusive interview with singer / songwriter Steve Plunkett, previously unpublished photos, one bonus track, all spread out over a super 16 page full colour booklet.
A Must Have
01 – Send Her To Me
02 – Turn Up The Radio
03 – Night Teen & Non-Stop
04 – Cloud 10
05 – Deep End
06 – My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend Isn’t Me
07 – Thrill Of Love
08 – Friday
09 – In The Night
10 – All I’m Gonna Take
11 – Turn Up The Radio (Remix) (bonus track)
Steve Plunkett – lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Steve Lynch – lead guitar
Steven Isham – keyboards, backing vocals
Randy Rand – bass, backing vocals
Keni Richards – drums, noises
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