“ Genre: Rock - Pop Rock / Artist: Lobo / Released 2000-11-20 by Brilliant „
The American pop artist Lobo couldn't have chosen a more inappropriate stage name, "Lobo" obviously means wolf in Spanish but his songs were smoochy love songs sang in a Kermit the Frog sort of tone and he has about as much bark as a birch tree in the vicinity of Ray Mears.
Despite not being particularly wolfy, Lobo racked up lots of top hits in the US during the early 70s, this album with an album cover avoiding his trademark walrus moustache covers all those top hits and some more too.
The album fires out three of Lobo's biggest hits in the first three tracks with "Me, You and A Dog Named Boo", "Don't Expect Me to Be Your Friend" and "I'd love you to want me" and the album does seem a bit spent after that because they are undoubtedly his three best songs.
Rock and Roll Days has some nice little guitar riffs, the lyrics are pretty hammy with an array of dodgy American 50s American slang and very high pitch backing vocals, it's quite fun it's own sort of way.
For the most part the album has well-written songs but the lyrics are incredibly cheesy and whilst they might have been acceptable back in the 70s, they're far too gooey for today's generation.
If you are indeed a Lobo fan then this might be an album you'll be interested in because it has some of the artist's later work which was initially released only in Asia in the 90s, practically every song on this album is a slow love song and therefore it's not really to my taste, I have always enjoyed the first track though!
Those who are really into it, will be glad to know that it comes with an eight-page booklet complete with lyrics to all the songs.