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Eddie Money
Columbia 34909
Released: October 1977
Chart Peak: #37
Weeks Charted: 49
Certified 2X Platinum: 7/6/89

Eddie MoneyWith much of the same urgency Money stands as perhaps a lighter but still gutsy-voiced Bruce Springsteen. His performance exudes a certain authenticity of main line rock without seeming derivative or repetitious. Part of the credit goes to his backing, a tight and sizzling but not bombastic rock force of musicians that support Money's vocals, sax and keyboards.
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Best cuts: "You've Really Got A Hold On Me," "Wanna Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star," "Got To Get Another Girl."

- Billboard, 1977.

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Sorry, girls (and guys) -- live inspection reveals that the sleek stud on the cover (and in the ads) is as pudgy and sloppy as his voice. He even has jowls. Watch those cheeseburgers, Eddie boy, or you'll never get to the caviar. C-

- Robert Christgau, Christgau's Record Guide, 1981.

The debut album of his raspy-voiced, pop/rock tunes charted in the Top 40 and went platinum. * * * *

- Donna DiChario, The All-Music Guide to Rock, 1995.

Eddie Money is a fine debut that remains Money's strongest entry, buoyed by the hits ("Two Tickets to Paradise," "Baby Hold On") and other fine tracks such as his cover of the Miracles' "You've Really Got a Hold On Me." * * * 1/2

- Gary Graff, Musichound Rock: The Essential Album Guide, 1996.

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