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Album Review

Eddie Money's second album wasn't as consistent as his debut, featuring on a slicker production that relied heavily on current pop trends, including disco and arena rock. Nevertheless, the record had a couple of good tracks, including the single "Can't Keep A Good Man Down."

Customer Reviews

Unexpected and, therefore, Underappreciated

Eddie Money's self-titled first album definitely had a much rawer sense about it than "Life For The Taking". As a result, "Life" caught most people by surprise since it's songs had more radio appeal. However, because the critics did not give it favorable reviews, most of the better tracks got no airplay. However, check out "Gimme Some Water", "Maybe I'm a Fool", "Maureen" and "Nobody" and your surprise may be a pleasant one. Even the title track and "Can't Keep a Good Mand Down" have their merits, although they do not happen to be my cup of tea.

Life for the Taking

Still baffles me this day why this song wasn't a monster hit or that Eddie didn't put it on a Greatist Hits album. It's a classic most have missed.

This album rocks!!!!!!

The song LIFE FOR THE TAKING has one of the greatest guitar solos I've ever heard. Jimmy Lyons "rocks the place"


Born: March 21, 1949 in New York, NY

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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...
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