While some of the latter Hair bands like Firehouse are a step below, say Whitesnake, it's still quality stuff that makes me sad when I think about the "My life, yeah it sucks and I hate everything" theme of grunge that wiped this out soon after. I was about 10-15 in the Nirvana/Pearl Jam years, (perfect age to like it), but I proudly listened to the '80s even if my friends laughed at me.
Whew, anyway I love the anthemic if not cheesy "Don't Treat Me Bad" which begs a girl to be a little nicer. Most of the album follows in this style. "All She Wrote", the high-pitched vocal on "Helpless", the slighly harder "Overnight Sensation", and the happy yet underrated funky "Shake and Tumble" are similarly themed feel-good tunes, as is the simple "Rock On the Radio" which is a song about listening to, yep, just that. Also who can forget the yearning and beautiful Power Ballad "Love Of A Lifetime" (which got lost in a heap of those coming out) is, in a word, touching.
The other songs all sound pretty much the same, "Oughta Be A Law", "Lovers Lane", and even the other ballad, the subpar "Don't Walk Away" are okay, but don't quite have what it takes to stay in your head. Maybe this would've been better as am 8 or 9 song album.