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3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

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  • Audio CD (Nov. 12 1987)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: AUS-Import
  • Label: Wea - Domestic
  • ASIN: B000006UUF
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #47,371 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Young Wild and Free

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By LeBrain HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on March 18 2010
Format: Audio CD
There is one reason and one reason only that I bought this album on cassette for the first time back in '89.

There is only one reason why I own it on CD today.

There is only one reason why I still listen to it, and enjoy it.

Folks, it's because Gerald McGhee screams his a** off. Seriously. I don't know if I have ever heard a more satisfying heavy metal scream on any album anywhere. This is it. This is the pinacle of Gerald's vocal prowess, and all you can do is stand back and wait for the next scream. It's like chocolate cake. You just can't get enough.

Song-wise, this runs the gamut from lite-rock ballads ("Can't Wait For The Night") to mid-tempo hit singles ("We Came To Rock") to OTT songs reminicent of mid-80's Judas Priest ("The Rock 'n' Roll Kid"). Nothing overly unique or special. Production is very 80's but not overwhelmingly so, even on the gang vocals. Shame about those pants on the front cover. Greg Fraser should be issued a citation for wearing them boots after labour day.

Highlights are many. Lowlights are few. "Can't Wait For The Night" is too soft and boring, and the transition between "Save Me" and "Nobody's Hero" is awkward and jarring. Most of these songs are above average but the best are the OTT ones with the hellbent screams. The best screams can be found on "We Came To Rock", "The Rock 'n' Roll Kid" (play that to scare away any wifes or girlfriends in the vicinity) and "Young Wild & Free".

And when you're done, pick up Take A Deep Breath. The screams are gone but the songwriting and recording improved 100 fold.

4 stars. We Came To Rock!
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Format: Audio CD
A truly hard rocking Canadian Band. They play excellent ballads also. I'm still looking for Take a Deep Breath, and having NO luck. I wish they were still around.
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By A Customer on Dec 11 2003
Format: Audio CD
This disc was played everyweekend at our parties, so much so it was almost a ritual. Not quite as good as Love Machine but still an awesome disc.
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Format: Audio CD
Brighton Rock song Young, Wild and Free is the perfect teenage anthem. It is about just being yourself and enjoying life and not caring what the world thinks. And Can't Wait For The Night is a very romantic ballad. It talks about aguy who had a disagreement with his love, and now he has finally come to his senses, and how he can't wait to show her how he has changed. So that he can hold her in his loving arms again. That is my version of the song. Young, Wild and Free, Can't wait for the night, Nobodys' Hero, and Change of Heart are the best songs.
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HASH(0x9e150d44) out of 5 stars Solid debut album May 18 2007
By Justin G. - Published on
Format: Audio CD
1986's Young, Wild and Free was the debut album from Canadian hard rockers Brighton Rock. Unlike some of the high quality melodic rock bands active in Canada at the time (April Wine, Honeymoon Suite, and Triumph for example), Brighton Rock played fairly straightforward Hollywood-style hair metal. Gerry McPhee's abrasive vocal style gave the band a Cinderella/Britny Fox sound.

Young, Wild and Free is a decent, if not terribly original hard rock album. We Came to Rock is a pretty cool track, though nowhere near as good as the Pretty Maids song of the same name. Likewise the song Assault Attack pales in comparison to Michael Schenker's identically named track.

Young, Wild and Free is a perfectly decent album, but when you consider the sheer volume of amazing "hair metal" albums that were also released that year (Slippery When Wet, Look What the Cat Dragged In, The Final Countdown, Night Songs, etc.), it really doesn't hold up to the competition. Unless you grew up listening to Brighton Rock, this album will only interest die-hard 80's rock fans.
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HASH(0x9e1574bc) out of 5 stars Not the best 80's rockers Oct. 4 2013
By FB - Published on
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If you can even call it rock. More like AOR. Kind of cool to see them back except that it makes you realize how much time has passed and you see what time does. Fun album with a couple of hits, but otherwise, forgettable.
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HASH(0x9e1578e8) out of 5 stars Cheesy and over-ambitious but stunningly superb! May 25 2010
By Karl logan - Published on
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If you find yourself pining for the days when phrases like "party down" and "we ROCK!" were spoken in reverent tones usually reserved for noble concepts like say, Liberty, Honor, Justice, the Pursuit of Happiness, etc--then you'll be headbanging your 80's mullethead in quick fashion to this this CD. It is, all at once, an overly-ambitious, poorly produced, lyrically-cheesy masterpiece of terrific songwriting and beautiful musical vision.

The CD's production is it's worst aspect. In the vernacular of musical recording, there is a term known as "head room", meaning the amount of decibel "space" which is available as you saturate the tape with sound level before distortion starts to ruin the sound of the recording. If you think of the distortion occurring at "10", you want to record the level as close as you can get to "10" without a big "hit" from the drum, or a scream from the vocalist pushing the level over "10" and causing distortion. If you don't record a "hot" enough signal to tape, the recording sounds weak. I swear, on this album, it's like they recorded the level at around 6-7, so that they could leave room for......huge "gang vocals"; I kid you not. Whether it is simply the limitations of the recording gear used to produce it, or a conscious decision, the music seems extremely compressed and unwilling to "jump off the disc"--until the big gang vocals "WE CAME TO RAAWK!" almost blow out your speakers. In other cases, the mix of things like delicate acoustic guitar harmonics jump right out of the mix, as does a completely unnecessary and cheesy keyboard solo in one song.

Having said thus, the outstanding songwriting makes this work stand out head-and-shoulders above many of its contemporary offerings. The chord changes and writing are simply visionary. Songs simple enough to be considered "Pop", yet stunning in their melodic arrangement and execution. Though sometimes suffering from the overly-ambitious, cinematic keyboard-imitating-orchestra, the songs are virtual panoramas of stunning musical imagination and accomplishment. Chord changes are smartly written, not just I-IV-VI-V standard block changes so common in today's insipid, repetitive offerings, but actual 7th chord variations off the tonic, such as m, mM7, m7, IV, etc--all in all, beautiful melodic music to your ears.

The vocals, while perhaps not in the range of a Dio or Coverdale, nonetheless carry formidable melody and pitch, and the guitar playing is competent to 80's flavor and technique.

A CD that should be listened to, if not purchased by every fan of the 80's "hair metal"--definitely one of the standouts.
HASH(0x9e157894) out of 5 stars Average hair band!!!! Oct. 30 2015
By nick bacic - Published on
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This debut album isn't that bad but their next lp is where they made a name for themselves !!!
I would pass on this and go straight to Take a deep breath and you will be glad you did! !!!!
HASH(0x9e1578b8) out of 5 stars Young, Wild and Free June 27 2012
By 89wilcox - Published on
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
There's nothing like getting an 80's cd in mint condition, especially when it's getting harder and harder to play cassettes and converting them is a pain. Thank You!!!