Bryan Adams – Waking Up The Neighbours 

Another pillar of the Bryan Adams collection, for me, though this is where the production started heading towards same-y with Mutt Lange and his sound.

In fact, it’s pretty much where I got off the Bryan Adams bus. I mean, I’m still happy to hear his later stuff, but I don’t own anything after this for future play.

Still, this was a massive record, though. Hits and shoulda-beens, this one has it all. So many hummable, memorable melody line, and can we talk about Keith Scott’s guitar work again? That guy rules.

We saw this tour in concert, too – the line-up at London Fairgrounds went Sass Jordan, Steve Miller Band, Extreme, and Bryan Adams. Fun fact: this show was while we were still in high school, and my lovely wife went to this show too, though we all just went as a group of friends. We were still years away from dating each other. D’aw.


I always loved the playfulness of this video:

Posted on 2020-08-05, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. This album put this neighbor right to sleep!


  2. Take off the Robin Hood tune and this is a good album

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  3. I like this one…even the Robin Hood song although it was well overplayed.


  4. Well said about Keith, he can play!
    I think it was you who pointed out the Mutt progression at one point, where the sound of ACDC became Def Leppard became Bryan Adams eventually became Shania!


    • Keith’s one of my early guitar heros (along with another Keith, er, Keef) for sure.

      Oh yeah I have a whole rant about Lang making it all sound the same, which is a sub-section of my whole rant about producers taking otherwise own-sounding bands and making them sound like the producer (Daniel Lanois and U2 is another example). Gah.

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