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Rick Springfield - Working Class Dog album

Rick Springfield - Working Class Dog album Performer: Rick Springfield
Title: Working Class Dog
Style: Pop Rock
Date of release: 1984
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1712 mb
Size FLAC: 1158 mb
Rating: 4.5

Working Class Dog is the fourth studio album by Australian rock musician Rick Springfield, released by RCA Records in 1981. The album was certified Platinum in America and eventually sold over three million US copies. It produced Springfield's biggest career hit with the million-selling smash, "Jessie's Girl". Springfield was awarded the 1982 Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male.

Other – Ron. Photography By – Tom Gibson (4). Producer – Bill Drescher (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B1 to B5), Keith Olsen (tracks: A2, A5), Rick Springfield (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B1 to B5). Written-By – R. Springfield (tracks: A1 to A4), Rick Springfield (tracks: B1 to B5). Notes. Working Class Dog ‎(LP, Album).

Band Name Rick Springfield. Album Name Working Class Dog. Type Album. Members owning this album1. 1. Love Is Alright Tonite. 5. I've Done Everything for You.

Forget that Rick Springfield was a soap star for a moment and listen to his music, because he made some of the finest guitar-driven mainstream pop/rock of the early '80s. Working Class Dog is his finest moment, filled with expertly crafted pop songs, highlighted by the massive hit "Jessie's Girl.

Rick Springfield: Surviving the 80s Part One: Working Class Dog. The imaginative solos and licks of hard rock guitars lost ground to the laser beams of dazzling synths. The rock thrust and generally solid guitar support are present on the first side of the album, but it does bear a toll of the period. Produced with a clear and palpable professional approach, proving the rise of Springfield as a musician, the LP aims at the mainstream with its gimmicks and decisions, which would become the cliché of the period.

Rick Springfield's acting career helped tide him over during his leanest years as a young recording artist - and made him a true double threat when his music really took off with his fifth studio album, Working Class Dog. Released on Feb. 24, 1981, Working Class Dog snapped a five-year drought between recordings for Springfield, who'd shot to fame in in the late '60s with the Australian band Zoot. Although he'd enjoyed early success in the .

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Love Is Alright Tonite 3:25
A2 Jessie's Girl 3:14
A3 Hole In My Heart 3:12
A4 Carry Me Away 3:01
A5 I've Done Everything For You
Written-By – Hagar*
B1 The Light Of Love 2:42
B2 Everybody's Girl 2:58
B3 Daddy's Pearl 2:37
B4 Red Hot & Blue Love 2:56
B5 Inside Silvia 4:43

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – RVC Corporation
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records


  • Art Direction, Design – Mike Doud
  • Backing Vocals – Tom Kelly
  • Bass – Jeffy Rich, Neil Geraldo*
  • Drums – Jack White , Mike Baird
  • Engineer [Recording] – Bill Drescher, Chris Minto, Doug Pakes
  • Guitar – Neil Geraldo*, Robben Ford
  • Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Producer, Written-By – Rick Springfield
  • Keyboards – Gabriel Katona
  • Mastered By – Gregory Fulginiti*
  • Photography By – Tom Gibson
  • Producer – Bill Drescher (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B1 to B5), Keith Olsen (tracks: A2, A5)


℗1981 RCA Records
Manufactured by RVC Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
From master recordings owned or controlled by RCA corporation

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RCALP 6014 Rick Springfield Working Class Dog ‎(LP, Album) RCA RCALP 6014 UK 1980
AFL1-3697 Rick Springfield Working Class Dog ‎(LP, Album) RCA Victor AFL1-3697 Canada 1981
AFLI-3697, AFL1-3697, AYL1-4766 Rick Springfield Working Class Dog ‎(LP, Album) RCA, RCA, RCA AFLI-3697, AFL1-3697, AYL1-4766 Canada 1981
SPCD 1027 Rick Springfield Working Class Dog ‎(CD, Album, RE) RCA SPCD 1027 Australia 1988
BVCM-37813 Rick Springfield Working Class Dog ‎(CD, Album, Promo, RE, RM) RCA, BMG BVCM-37813 Japan 2006