Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Autograph - Sign in Please, with their one mega hit, Turn Up the Radio

Autograph - with Turn Up the Radio.  Autograph was an American hard rock/heavy metal band from Los AngelesCalifornia. They released several albums throughout the 1980s and are only remembered today for their mid-1980s hit, "Turn Up the Radio." The band’s debut album, Sign in Please, was completed and released in October of that year, but did not make an appearance on any record charts until January 1985. The album contains the band’s only major hit and now signature song, "Turn Up the Radio."  The song itself was one of the last ones recorded for the album, and the band members were initially very lukewarm toward it.  The album later went platinum.  It was featured in an episode of "Miami Vice" (entitled "Little Prince") and was also leased out to other films, even further elevating the song's popularity.  Lynch's guitar work in "Turn Up The Radio," featured a distinctive two-handed, fretboard-tapping technique, which won him the "Guitar Solo of the Year" award from Guitar Player magazine in 1985.


  1. In the mid-1980's every morning during summer I drove out shortly after sunrise to the hills around Bloomington, IN for my fieldwork. I always had on WFBQ. Back then Bob&Tom actually played songs, so "Turn Up the Radio" and all the other mid-80's metal classics got me going all those sleepy mornings!

  2. it sure was a classic back then, thanks...


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