Album of the Day
Following up on the massive success of the Eagles was a tall order, but with NO FUN ALOUD, Glenn Frey proved equal to the task. For the most part, the 1982 Asylum album eschews the California mystique of his previous band for laid-back good times, and Frey's confident vocals and well-crafted songs make it nearly irresistible. “All Those Lies,” “I Found Somebody” and “The One You Love” all reached the pop singles chart, but there are gems sprinkled throughout the track list, such as a dynamic cover of New Orleans rocker “Sea Cruise.” A legion of top instrumentalists joined the star in studios from L.A. to Muscle Shoals to Miami for this set, and the seamless result became a gold-certified hit. Glenn Frey passed away on this day in 2016 and we'll remember the singer-songwriter with another spin of NO FUN ALOUD.