When "Key Largo" first burst upon the music scene in early 1982, I was a young Canadian vacationing with my (then) girlfriend in Clearwater. I recall hearing Bertie's mother calling in to a local radio station requesting them to "play Bertie's song". In fact, the song could be heard everywhere we went- beaches, oyster bars, stores, restaurants, boats, poolside, roller-skating rinks. We got tickets to see the Beachboys in concert at the Tampa arena; Bertie and his band opened for them and did a great job.
This album has no weak links, ranging from pleasant, whimsical ballads to hard-driving rockers, with strong production for each song. Some lyrics harken back to the older Florida of Bogart, Bacall, Hemingway et al.. For me, listening to this always brings back memories of a few days in paradise, and it might do the same for you!