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Geffen Vintage 80s Presents: It Rocks!!

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Geffen Vintage 80s Presents: It Rocks!! collects a mere nine tracks, all of which are deep album cuts from 1980s hard rock outfits, most of which never had any noticeable mainstream success. Leadoff track "Sole Survivor" from Asia's hugely successful eponymous debut will be the most familiar cut for listeners, with mid-level singles from Jimmy Page ("Wasting My Time"), Hanoi Rocks ("Taxi Driver"), and Blue Murder ("Jelly Roll") just a few shades of gray behind. There are far better (and far more comprehensive) collections from this era available.

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