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Michael Bolton

Everybody's Crazy

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Category: AOR

Year: 1985

Label: Columbia Records

Catalog Number: 466662 2

Average Rating: 88 / 100 (42 ratings)

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Personnel
Michael Bolton vocals
Bruce Kulick guitar
Dennis Feldman bass
Mark Mangold keyboards
Mark Raddice keyboards
Allen St. John keyboards
Peppy Castro backing vocals
Terry Brock backing vocals
Joe Cerisano backing vocals
Neil Kernon additional keyboards
Doug Katsaros additional keyboards
Tracks
1.  Save Our Love  
2.  Everybody's Crazy  
3.  Can't Turn It Off  
4.  Call My Name  
5.  Everytime  
6.  Desperate Heart  
7.  Start Breaking My Heart  
8.  You Don't Want Me Bad Enough  
9.  Don't Tell Me It's Over  

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From: AOR freaky Date: July 22, 2005 at 14:26
Seen by many as one of the very finest AOR albums ever ! I don't agree ! Is it not good ? Hell, of course it's good, but there is something missing here for me. Is it the voice of mr. Bolton that irritates me, I don't know, but for one reason or another this doesn't please me as it should do. A good record, and I can see that many rate this as an all-time classic, but not me.

From: Rockhead Date: July 22, 2005 at 14:27
Kudos to Dan for allowing this masterpiece space on the site!! This is without doubt one of the finest AOR albums ever.Full Stop. Check out the musicians that grace this masterpiece. The production, the songs, the playing all excellent!! Can't Turn It Off is one of my favourite songs ever. But there is no bad tracks in sight. A CLASSIC, a ONE OFF call it what ever but some 20 years on it is still awesome. As you will guess I LOVE this disc!!

From: Rockhead Date: July 22, 2005 at 14:33
No surprise that Freaky only likes it-AOR snobbery isd such a crime-Its not Styx or Legs Diamond so no surprise there. A Rolls Royce is a Rolls Royce.As a side bar I was interested in Freaky's commebnts regarding the Journey CD as it is not released until the end of August. Hope your not relying on soundbytes!! But of course you buy all that you criticise

From: TIM (2) Date: July 22, 2005 at 14:45
This well & truly deserves it place on this site, phenomenal AOR that he got absolutely nowhere near matching ever again. Too few songs of course, & the title track is only okay, but any fan of 80's AOR should own this classic IMO. There's a thread on the boards about the best power ballads, & 'Desperate Heart' should be very high on that list as it's a MONSTER. 9.5/10.

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From: Jez Date: July 22, 2005 at 16:05
This along with the magnificent debut are complete AOR perfection IMHO . Albums that i've had for over 20 years now and still enjoy as much as I did when I first heard them. 'Can't Turn I It Off' & 'Don't Tell Me That It's Over' are the highlights on this,any AOR/MR fan not liking these really does need the old head testing. TIM mentions 'Desperate Heart' as a top power ballad, add 'Call My Name' to that list as well, utterly superb.Along with the debut, completely essential for the collection

From: swriter Date: July 23, 2005 at 11:19
is this a re-release, I can not find it anywhere for sale, just have to add that Michael did rock at one point, saw him open for Seeger early-mid 80's, great band and great songs!!!!

From: koogles Date: July 23, 2005 at 12:00
It's hard for me to express love for Michael Bolton's music in a public forum such as this. I feel like that grown-up in those Frosted Flakes commercials who appears in silhouette because he's too embarrassed to admit he eats a kid's breakfast cereal. Sure, this is a great work of AOR, but it's tough to get past the Michael Bolton name/stigma. Probably his best work: street-ready AOR comparable to Steel Breeze, Benny Mardones and Drive She Said. But of course, you didn't hear that from me!

From: Geoff Date: July 24, 2005 at 18:55
I did actually once own this, but like Koogles, I found it hard to deal with and I've long since gotten rid of it, and I don't even know why, as I still own Cher discs. This is exactly like Drive She Said, but even 'heavier' (LOL!) and the songs are much better. Yet, I still have Drive She Said in my collection but not this. Who knows? 'Save our love' 'Start breaking my heart' and 'Don't tell me that it's over' are great, but most the tracks are very good. Good AOR disc, even if I don't own it

From: AOR freaky Date: July 25, 2005 at 3:53
Geoff : better songs than Drive She Said (especially their debut !)? DON'T THINK SO !!!!!

From: Rockhead Date: July 25, 2005 at 13:29
DFP was a good release but thye best track was the rerecorded Touch song. Overall this is far superior in EVERY category

From: Rockhead Date: July 25, 2005 at 13:30
I meant DSS NOT DFP

From: AOR freaky Date: July 25, 2005 at 15:23
I don't agree at all, I'm afraid. This is a good release, but far from a top release IMO. One not of Drive She Said blows away this album. DSS is far superior in EVERY category (singer, keys, songs etc.). I prefer DSS every day, every minute above this man. Sorry, we can't agree everytime, I'm afraid. HA ! Ha !

From: victordeaor Date: July 27, 2005 at 14:22
Gran disco de Bolton, que contiene grandes canciones de puro AOR como Desperate Heart , start breaking my heart o you don´t want me bad enough, interpretadas por su privilegiada voz llena de matices. Creo sinceramente que Michael Bolton ha sido un artista injustamente tratado, junto con este Everybody´s cRAZY, tambien estan su disco homonimo, el The Hunger, The One Thing o Soul Provider, discos que creo que no deberian pasr desapercibidos por culpa de ciertos prejuicios. Muy recomendado.

From: Wotty Date: July 31, 2005 at 15:53
Been said about before !!! Top A.O.R.

From: swriter Date: August 2, 2005 at 13:58
was this ever released on cd????? can not find any listings!!! thanks

From: Paul Ryan Date: August 2, 2005 at 15:07
Swriter, yes it was released on CD, I have it!!. It was released in 1985 on the Columbia label. If you are in the UK, you can order it from www.play.com for £8.99 with free delivery and they still have some in stock! Excellent CD. Can't believe he turned into such a twat after releasing this little pot of gold!

From: swriter Date: August 2, 2005 at 15:40
since the debut is not listed on here, I will say I just pulled it out and a couple great songs,I remember getting this one after I saw him open for Bob Seegar and gave him a run for the money in concert!!! Fools Game, back in my arms, Carrie, She did the same thing, pretty good one before the downfall. Is it me, or do Michael and Steve Overland sound a bit similar? hehehe I even liked the next album The Hunger as well as Soul Provider, then that was about it for me.

From: mauricio Date: August 9, 2005 at 13:10
hi- from COSTARICA,tremendo disco y que reparto se jalo MICHAEL BOLTON, PERO DONDE ESTAN EL S/T,THE HUNGER,SOUL PROVIDER eso es lo mejor de MICHAEL BOLTON

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: August 15, 2005 at 0:55
GREAT AOR Album Indispensable IMO, hasta que por fin lo pusieron y veo que al toke lo han comentado, Un gran album de AOR con cortes DEMOLEDORES como Desperate Heart(Baladon a medio tiempo), Can't Turn It Off(Mi favorita del disco con un sonido Incomparable), Save Our Love Mis favoritos y los mejores IMO, tambien cabe nombrar a Don't Tell Me It's Over(balada a medio tiempo con fuerza esas que destrozan) Everytime, You Don't Want Me Bad Enough IMPRESCINDIBLE BUY OR DIE

From: swriter Date: August 26, 2005 at 17:13
ok, don't tell anybody but I like all phases of Bolton, except the last several covers cds. The first period is my fav and I even go back to Blackjack when Michael played with the Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick. The debut was good, but man oh man of man, this blows it away, thanks to a great member for tracking this down for me, what great songs on this one, Start breakin my heart, Tell me when its over, Save our love, Everytime, Desperate Heart, and Can't turn it off are the strongest to me after

From: MysticHealer Date: October 7, 2005 at 14:26
Just thought i would add my thoughts on this release, so very quickly here goes....This is an absolutely stunning release, and most definately (whatever anyone says) one of the top 5 AOR releases of all time. If you call yourself an AOR fan and don't rate this, then you need a brain transplant.

From: AOR freaky Date: October 8, 2005 at 3:31
Mystic Healer : think you're in for a brain transplant ! This is a very WEAK and BORING release ! Yep, it's even NOT AOR, but melodic hardrock ! Not my cup of tea at all ! Michael's voice is irritating, to say the least !

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From: Jez Date: October 8, 2005 at 4:24
Freak - A couple of months back this was a Good album, albeit something was missing. Now It's Weak & Boring!! So which one is it out of interest???

From: Axe-Machine Date: February 1, 2006 at 13:32
AOR Freaky must have cotton wool in his ears if he thinks Drive She Said sounds better than this! This album is an amazing record from start to finish. Save Our Love, Cant Turn It Off, Desperate Heart and Start Breaking My Heart are some of the ultimate AOR tunes. Bolton has one of the best voices in the business. Period. Utterly Essential AOR.

From: aMetalhead1966 Date: February 1, 2006 at 15:06
Good for softening the bowels..that's about all.......

From: DEMONAOR_CANADA Date: March 28, 2006 at 6:44
AOR Freaky Drive She Said pure pop music compared to this one.Everybody's Crazy one of the best AOR albums ever.AOR Freaky get yourself a HEARING AID.

From: TomStavely Date: May 26, 2006 at 5:25
Only idiots that dont really know good AOR would slag this off. SAVE OUR LOVE and CANT TURN IT OFF wow those are 2 of my alltime favourite songs this album is just classic not quite as good as the first but those 2 songs are his best 2 songs god i love this album 10/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 27, 2006 at 20:44
Pure aor mayhem here for Mr Bolton.He is one of my all time favourites singers.Don't care if he's a strawberry balladist now but this one sure it rocks!

From: poproxx2007 Date: November 28, 2006 at 11:07
Glad to see support for Bolton's first couple slabs of AOR brilliance. I don't understand the countless barrage of Bolton bashing that goes on by self respecting rockers. A man who did so much for AOR in the 80's. So what if he went into adult contemp. territory-you cant take away these brilliant releases. This was his best as it walked the metal edge with more hooks than a tackle box. 10/10

From: Carlos A. Date: December 29, 2006 at 18:11
Despues de añor acostumbrado al Bolton de las melodias pop y renegando porque nunca lo oia cantar temas rockeros(muchos habran pensado lo mismo) por fin recalo en sus raices AOR con este DISCAZO absolutamente genial muy de la epoca y gracias a esa potente voz (muy por encima de su clon de cuerdas vocales Steve Overland) hacen de este disco toda una belleza: "Everybody's Crazy","Save Our Love" o "Desperate Heart" (cover de Starship???) elevado octanaje del mejor combustible AOR del planeta 9.9/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 11, 2007 at 11:24
Amigo Carlos A: mucha gente que recien ahora conoce a Bolton creen en lo que comentas acerca de ser un cantante pop y baladista solamente y no conocen su antepasado aor.Para mi este es uno de los discos del genero aor mas impresionantes que se hayan hecho(quizas por ser un fan consumado del artista en cuestion lo vea asi).Temas o "temazos" como "Save our Love" y la que le da nombre al disco te hacen ver a ese Bolton que ojala algun dia volviera a ser...10/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 11, 2007 at 11:32
Acerca de Steve Overland no sabia que su voz era similar a la de Bolton(por lo menos yo en lo personal no lo veo asi pero entre opiniones...).La capacidad de ambos vocalistas es considerable y no con esto quiero deslegitimar tu comentario(ojo:las opiniones aqui emitidas por los criticos son amplias y el respeto por los mismos de mi parte lo tienen)Overland:gran vocalista.Bolton:gran vocalista (mi preferido de todos los tiempos!!!).Saludos Carlos A!!!.

From: Carlos A. Date: March 11, 2007 at 13:59
Rick de acuerdo,y me es inevitable comparar al Bolton soulero d los 90´s cantando Said I Love you...cuando 10 años antes interpretaba un tema d suprema actitud AOR como"You Don't Want Me Bad Enough" toda una paradoja(aunque "Call My Name"es como la antesala d lo q se vendria despues)respecto a Overland lo dije por q el productor d Bolton es el mismo d FM y vaya sorpresa Steve (para mi) cantaba parecido a Bolton! no habra sido una jugada comercial dado q Bolton se salio de las filas AOR? Saludos.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 19, 2007 at 22:53
Es posible que sea asi Carlos A.Las disqueras juegan mucho con los artistas y quizas Overland haya sido la respuesta britanica a Bolton aunque quizas FM no se haya vendido tanto al "pop" dulzon de lo cual Michael si cayo.Lamentablemente ese Michael de temas como los antes mencionados y mas otros (de la epoca del "The Hunger" o el mismo "Soul Provider"-me refiero a los temas fuertes como "Steel Bars-)pasaron al olvido.Pero bueno,en fin,a la final hay que conformarse.Bolton es y sera siempre un gr

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 19, 2007 at 22:53
...es y sera siempre un gran vocalista.

From: Carlos A. Date: March 20, 2007 at 14:05
Michael es el cantante soñado para el genero y su calidad es inobjetable, lastima q forme parte d aquellos musicos como HEART,BON JOVI,EUROPE etc quienes a pesar de haber probado las mieles AOR en los 80´S-90´s dejandonos tantos buenos temas, hoy sean renuentes a la musica de esas epocas dandoles cabida en sus conciertos a traves de pupurris breves e intelegibles. Quizas la excusa sea la EVOLUCION, esto seria valido si su actual musica valiera la pena como la d antaño pero sabemos QUE NO ES ASI.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 24, 2007 at 22:52
Quizas la edad sea un factor?.No lo se,pero lo que es cierto es que le guste o no a la gente Michael sera siempre una de las voces mas cachondas y privilegieadas del genero aor aunque ya no sea asi.Ahora tendremos que escuchar a Michael versionando a Frank Sinatra,que tal?

From: Carlos A. Date: March 26, 2007 at 11:41
Asi fuera Rick pero el factor principal es el money...aunque siendo un poco mas tolerante Michael ahora deleita -y desde hace años- a gente con gustos musicales totalmente distintos a los nuestros cantando esta vez "New York, New York" o "The girl from Ipanema" jajaja y eso que cuenta con musicos como Dean Park y Vinnie Colaiuta. Saludos

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 26, 2007 at 21:22
Es como Vinnie Vincent(Kiss),en sus comienzos fue guitarrista de Dan Hartman(cantante de musica disco cuyo "himno" fue la famosisima cancion "Instant Replay")y despues paso a hacer Hard Rock.Bolton fue a lo opuesto.Pero bueno entre gustos y colores...

From: Figge Date: July 17, 2007 at 6:01
This is indeed a very, very good album. It's without doubt a top album in the genre (melodic rock/AOR). I like the debut too, but this one is slightly better if you ask me. The only complaint one can have on "Everybody's Crazy" would be the quite dated sound/production (if heard for the first time today) but I have no problem with that aspect.

From: Refugee80 Date: August 9, 2007 at 20:10
This is an amazing album shame Mike doesnt agree

From: juan carlos Date: September 15, 2007 at 1:48
Grandes Coros, excelsa producción, Teclados por doquier, Michael Bolton al micro y ningún filler(9 temas.. eso es lo malillo).. que mas se puede pedir! Musicalmente muy bueno aunque hecho en falta solos grandiosos y mas temas como "Call My Name"(Baladaza y la única en este estilo aquí). Por lo demas pues nada. Súper-Discazo de AOR de altísima factura. 9.3/10

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: October 8, 2007 at 22:13
En este otro disco Michael Bolton vuelve a demostrar su valía, su faceta mas Hard en temas como la explosiva "Everybody´s Crazy", la emotiva "Desperate Heart" y "You Don´t Want Me Bad Enough" mantienen la melodía y el ánimo a tope... otro disco de gran calidad

From: rocket Date: March 3, 2008 at 8:52
This and the debut are utterly essential Rock albums. This has now been re-issued on Rock Candy Records with 24 -Bit Re-mastering. Totally Awesome !

From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 15, 2008 at 23:58
Michael Bolton live in Caracas Venezuela!!!...Hotel Eurobuilding Caracas August 26th!!!....be there!!!!

From: metalhead4life Date: December 4, 2008 at 10:51
I agree this one and his debut are rock albums to own. The title track "Everybody's Crazy" is a great party rock song and really the only one he's ever done like that. Rest of disc has good hard rock/aor more mature than the title track.

From: MysticHealer Date: October 1, 2010 at 15:02
Just dug this one back out after a few years and my god it's still as good as it was when i first heard this mutha back on the day of its release in 85 at Shades in London. This is still one of the top 5 AOR releases EVER. Every fan should own this, and never part with it. This album has everything. This is the way AOR/melodic rock should sound.

From: Doug Date: October 4, 2010 at 12:18
And now he's on Dancing With The Stars. Oh wait, he was just cut.

From: 123charpenay Date: December 14, 2011 at 11:13
class a o r.excellent record no fillers only hits.a priority for fans of melodic rock.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 3, 2012 at 0:43
This Bolton album marked a pre and post in his music and career(from rocking tracks to a more mellow stuff and not counting "The Hunger")..."Save Our Love"(killer),"Everybody's Crazy"(rocks!),"Call My Name"(beautiful) & "Desperate Heart"(wonderful AOR) are 4 songs that are essential to the AOR genre...one(if not)his best effort up to date...95/100

From: MysticHealer Date: November 29, 2012 at 11:47
Just looking back at the comments for this and some complete numpty stated i needed a brain transplant for saying this is a classic. Oh yes it was a so called Aor Freaky, aha no wonder why as he of course was ALWAYS RIGHT. Who am i to argue with an AOR God called AOR Freaky. Finally got my hands on the Rock Candy remaster of this and it rocks even more than ever, totally awesome. I still say that 'Don't tell me it's over' has quite possibly the greatest AOR chorus in history, well that and Touch's 'Don't you know what love is'. Now go grow a brain you dipshit Freak.

From: masmusic Date: December 1, 2012 at 8:26
MysticHealer: You are correct this is a classic AOR release. AOR Freaky doesn't know his ass from a hole in the ground! Let alone good classic AOR!!

From: pibe Date: June 2, 2013 at 5:45
su mejor disco de la etapa ROCK-AOR 8/10


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