Rick Springfield continues to rock

Rick Springfield continues to rock

There are 7 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jul 29, 2008, titled Rick Springfield continues to rock. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Rick Springfield , Venus in Overdrive Back story: For anyone who's belted out a drunken Jessie's Girl at karaoke, Rick Springfield is a living legend.

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Eugene, OR

#1 Jul 29, 2008
You are slamming a CD simply because the artist is over the age of 50?!? Wow...talk about ageism in action! Your review is not only extremely biased but not based in any knowledge of good music whatsoever.

Rick has more than paid his dues, and he has stood the test of time where music is concerned, and he is an inspiration to many an aspiring songwriter and musician..and not just "pretty boys" and "emos" either! I am a songwriter, a black female, who counts him as one of my influences, too! Let me tell you Rick has has a way with words that is very unique, and he is able to take music that while yes it is clearly from the past, he's able to make it sound fresh and new again. His songs have a sense of passion and clarity about them that makes you wonder if he's been eavesdropping on you! The songs truly reflect what you're thinking and feeling...and to me, that is a hallmark of excellent songwriting that endures. Hence the reasons why so many people STILL are singing "Jesse's Girl" 27 years later. It's truly too bad you couldn't keep a more open mind re: Rick and his music. You're the one who's missing out here.

Your rude comment about 3 Warning Shots is really the cheap shot here! This is a very powerful song and says what most of us have wanted to say about Mark David Chapman. That SOB is up for parole this year, and I hope Rick's song in people's minds will help keep Chapman in jail for a much longer time!

“Share the Road.”

Since: Jul 08

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#2 Jul 29, 2008
When did he START rocking?

High Springs, FL

#3 Jul 29, 2008
Ricks best days are well past but if it makes certain fans happy to buy and listen to his music, so be it. Live long enough and we all reflect a little of the "Desperado" in that we are not getting any younger. Great song ( and I know he didn't write it). Thanks.

Cincinnati, OH

#4 Jul 29, 2008
How did you get this job again?

Carnegie, PA

#5 Jul 29, 2008
Gina wrote:
How did you get this job again?
Something about being on General Hospital. That's how Richard Simmons got his job (it's true! Look it up).
Lauri J

Chicago, IL

#6 Jul 29, 2008
I bought the new cd and loved it, title track (thought it really popped and rocked and got my adrenaline going) and the 1st single 'What's Victoria's Secret' and I liked the "nod to jessie's girl" part. My very favorite song is a sweet one called "Saint Sahara" - really beautiful. I appreciate Rick's continuing to produce new material and I think it's as chiseled and refined as his features. Thanks for checking it out anyway and for allowing me to share my opinion. I am so excited to have him back on General Hospital too - it works!

Independence, KY

#7 Jul 29, 2008
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Something about being on General Hospital. That's how Richard Simmons got his job (it's true! Look it up).
I was referring to the "writer" (and I use the term loosely... and how he can be "qualified" to give an educated review of this cd.... He obviously hasn't even done his homework.....

Rick Springfield didn't get his musical fame from acting on GH... LOL!!!

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