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ITEM: VINYL SINGLE -45rpm 7” ARTIST: RICK SPRINGFIELD TRACKS: Hooky Jo/Why? COUNTRY PRINTED: OZ VINYL: (Grade at EXCELLENT+) LABEL: (Grade at EXCELLENT) writing both labels COMMENT: Biography by Steve Huey
…Rick Springfield's music … his best moments have actually withstood the test of time far better than most critics would ever have imagined, emerging as some of the best-crafted mainstream power pop of the 1980s. A singer turned soap opera star turned singer, Springfield was born Richard Springthorpe on August 23, 1949, in Sydney, Australia, to a military man; the family moved around Australia and England a great deal during Rick's childhood, and he sought his escape from the difficulty of making friends in books and music. He formed a band in high school and eventually joined a '50s revival group called Rock House, moving on from there to join the teenybopper band Zoot in 1968. Zoot became one of the most popular groups in Australia until 1971, scoring several hits. Springfield went solo after the breakup and garnered his first U.S. success the following year with a re-recording of his Australian hit "Speak to the Sky"; the song reached number 14 in the U.S., but would prove to be his last major success for quite some time. Subsequent '70s albums stiffed, and record company difficulties prevented Springfield from recording after 1976.
In the meantime, Springfield had begun taking acting classes; he signed a contract with Universal Studios in 1980 and appeared on several television programs. Although Universal dropped him shortly thereafter, he was able to secure a recording contract with RCA on the strength of his demos; in the midst of recording his debut for the label, he was signed to play the young, eligible Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital in 1981. Springfield's popularity skyrocketed, setting the stage for the release of Working Class Dog later that year. Powered by the classic single "Jessie's Girl," which eventually hit the top of the charts, and the Top Ten follow-up "I've Done Everything for You," Working Class Dog was a smash success, and Springfield eventually returned to his first love of music when concerts conflicted with his television career. The follow-up, Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet, was released in 1982, spawning the Top Ten smash "Don't Talk to Strangers"; 1983's Living in Oz offered more of the same, including the Top Ten "Affair of the Heart," although it betrayed signs that the gears were beginning to wear down on the Springfield machine.
Springfield made the leap to the big screen in 1984 with Hard to Hold, which was much more successful at the box office than with critics; the soundtrack spawned his last Top Ten hit to date, "Love Somebody." His career seemed to bottom out afterward, although he recorded several more albums over the rest of the '80s, and continued to land television roles into the '90s. In 1999, Springfield returned with a new album, Karma. Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance and Day After Yesterday followed in 2004 and 2005, respectively. In 2007, Springfield released the holiday-themed Christmas with You, along with the Early Sound City Sessions collection. The following year, a live DVD documenting his ultra-popular '80s concerts (Beat of the Live Drum) was issued, as well as an album of all new material, Venus in Overdrive.
VINYL GRADING SYSTEM
RECORD: New condition with no surface marks or loss of sound quality.
LABEL: New condition with no surface marks or wear. NEAR MINT:
RECORD: Barely noticeable surface mark with no loss of sound quality.
LABEL: Barely noticeable surface mark/ wear. EXCELLENT:
RECORD: Some signs of being played with extremely little if no loss of sound quality.
LABEL: Slight wear. VERY GOOD:
RECORD: Obviously been played with noticeable surface marks & the occasional light scratches but exhibits no major loss of sound quality.
LABEL: Noticeable wear. Slight writing/ stains. GOOD:
RECORD: Very obviously been played with very noticeable surface marks & exhibits major loss of sound quality.
LABEL: Noticeable wear. Much writing/ stains. FAIR:
RECORD: Still just playable & exhibits considerable surface noise.
LABEL: Major tears, wearing, writing & stains. POOR:
RECORD: Will not play properly due to scratches etc.
LABEL: Very badly damaged.
Slightly up or down in condition as appears in the comments above.
Gradings are done visually unless there appears to be a questionable surface mark on the vinyl, it is then put on the turntable to check. A comment describing the outcome will appear if this is the case.
BULK POSTAGE SAVINGS
(For 1, 2 or 3) 7” singles/EPs:
ALL AUSTRALIAN STATES=$4.95AUD
(For 4 to 6) 7” EP/Singles Add $1.00 AUD to the cost above for each extra item
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(For 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7) 7” Singles/EPs (ie. Up to 500g)
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