10 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the American hard rock sweepstakes of the early and mid-’80s, there were many bands that quickly vanished into the ether. Autograph never made the leap to superstardom, but they weren't tossed to the scrap heap, either. This is the first of three albums Autograph did for RCA, and it's their best. It maxes out on pure-pop metal (the irresistible hit “Turn Up the Radio,” and the Nick Gilder–worthy “Night Teen and Non Stop”), some Def Leppard-inspired fun (“Send Her to Me,” “In the Night,” “Thrill of Love”), and the kind of sunny Southern California riff-a-rama that made Van Halen such early fans of the band (“My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend Isn’t Me,” “Friday”). Singer Steve Plunkett’s big draw was his impish vocal presence, which was influenced equally by U.K. singers Noddy Holder (Slade) and Joe Elliot (Def Leppard). Bassist Randy Rand and guitarist Steve Lynch played with an audible (and genre-necessary) swagger.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In the American hard rock sweepstakes of the early and mid-’80s, there were many bands that quickly vanished into the ether. Autograph never made the leap to superstardom, but they weren't tossed to the scrap heap, either. This is the first of three albums Autograph did for RCA, and it's their best. It maxes out on pure-pop metal (the irresistible hit “Turn Up the Radio,” and the Nick Gilder–worthy “Night Teen and Non Stop”), some Def Leppard-inspired fun (“Send Her to Me,” “In the Night,” “Thrill of Love”), and the kind of sunny Southern California riff-a-rama that made Van Halen such early fans of the band (“My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend Isn’t Me,” “Friday”). Singer Steve Plunkett’s big draw was his impish vocal presence, which was influenced equally by U.K. singers Noddy Holder (Slade) and Joe Elliot (Def Leppard). Bassist Randy Rand and guitarist Steve Lynch played with an audible (and genre-necessary) swagger.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
42 Ratings
42 Ratings
TheBigDew ,

more autograph albums

Hey itunes---the critics have made it loud and clear. Get the autograph album "Loud and Clear" on here!

"Pork Chop" ,

Signed In Alright.

There aren't that many first albums that did it for me. Only a few have KISS, Motley Crue, Megadeth, and now Autograph. To me this album I listened to for 2 straight months, now I have the first 3 albums and am an Autograph fan. If you like the 80's Glam Rock, check out Sign in Please, it's worth 99 cents per song.

80's rock fan 101 ,

need to add more albums

itunes needs to get autographs other albums like Loud and Clear and missing pieces, those two albums are hard to find and as a huge autograph fan i recommend they get it on here!

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