Huey Lewis And The News - Sports (1983/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 37:41 minutes | 1,50 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
After two mildly successful, vaguely new-wave albums, Bay Area bar band Huey Lewis and the News (several of whose members had backed Elvis Costello on MY AIM IS TRUE) hooked up with mega-selling producer Mike Chapman and released 1983's SPORTS. The album dominated both AM and FM radio throughout 1984, aligning it with THRILLER, PURPLE RAIN, SHE'S SO UNUSUAL, and Madonna's early singles as definitive pop music of its era. SPORTS is genial frat-boy rock at its finest. Singles 'The Heart of Rock and Roll,' 'Heart and Soul,' 'I Want a New Drug,' and 'If This is It' comprise half of the album, and these songs have stood up to repeated listens. Hearing SPORTS today, the album still sounds surprisingly fresh, all the more remarkable when one considers how poorly other hits of the day have fared.