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4.4 out of 5

31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Spend your money on Eddie!

dudemanIII

Eddie is worth the mooney. He is agreat artist and one of my personal favorites! And I was the first to write a review- Mwahahaha

Not the best

LocknLoad

Eddie Money's best stuff isn't his greatest hits - pick any of his early stuff for a real introduction to Eddie. He never changed his style, no disco, no synth pop, straight ahead rock n roll with a bit of a story. Never the song writer that Springsteen was, his stuff is more straight to the point with a rough edge that Bruce lost. Eddie WAS my college days, he and Warren Zevon were regulars on my turntable.. I always looked at one of Eddie's albums as his band playing in my garage, it was that style I liked.

Love it

lovehollister

U have to buy this album. Favorites. Gimme some water, and skakin'

About Eddie Money

Eddie Money arrived in the late '70s at the height of album rock's popularity. While Money didn't have a remarkable voice, he had a knack for catchy, blue-collar rock & roll, which he delivered with a surprising amount of polished, radio-friendly finesse. He was able to survive in the early MTV era by filming a series of funny narrative videos, something his AOR peers were reluctant to do. However, he wasn't able to resist the temptations of a rock & roll lifestyle, and his popularity dipped in the mid-'80s as he struggled with various addictions. Once he sobered up, he made a remarkable comeback in the late '80s, with singles like "Take Me Home Tonight" and "Walk on Water" reaching the Top Ten. It proved to be Money's last string of hits -- during the early '90s his popularity faded and, aside from very intermittent returns to the recording studio as an independent artist, he retired to the oldies circuit.

Initially, Eddie Mahoney was going to follow in his father's footsteps and become a Brooklyn cop. He attended the New York Police Academy during the early '70s, but at night he sang in rock & roll bands under the name Eddie Money. After a few years, he decided to pursue rock & roll as a career and quit the academy, moving to Berkeley, California. and becoming a regular at Bay Area clubs, where he eventually got the attention of legendary promoter Bill Graham, who signed the singer to his management company. Graham also secured him a contract with Columbia Records, and Money released his eponymous debut in 1977.

During the late '70s, Money had a handful of album rock hits and wound up crossing over into the Top 40 with songs like "Baby Hold On" and "Maybe I'm a Fool." During the early '80s, Money began to make funny narrative videos, which became staples on early MTV and made "Shakin'" and "Think I'm in Love" hits. His career hit a slump during the mid-'80s as he struggled with various drug addictions, but he made a comeback in 1986 with Can't Hold Back. Featuring the hit duet with Ronnie Spector "Take Me Home Tonight," as well as the Top 20 "I Wanna Go Back," the album became a Top Ten smash, re-establishing Money as a successful blue-collar rocker. He followed the album in 1988 with Nothing to Lose, which featured the Top Ten "Walk on Water." Two years later, "Peace in Our Time," taken from the 1989 Greatest Hits: The Sound of Money, reached number 11.

"Peace in Our Time" appeared to be Money's last big hit. During the early '90s, his audience slowly faded away, as both 1991's Right Here and 1992's Unplug It In were ignored. Columbia dropped him in the mid-'90s, and he spent the remainder of the decade touring the oldies circuit. He returned with a new album, Ready Eddie, in 1999, followed by the soul-inflected Wanna Go Back in 2007. Money toured in support of the recording -- mostly on the summer classic rock shed circuit -- for years. Beginning in 2008, a slew of compilations and reissues appeared from a variety of labels. In 2016, Real Gone released the double-disc set The Complete Hits and More! ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

HOMETOWN
New York, NY
GENRE
Rock
BORN
March 21, 1949

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