Probably the most popular album by this power pop group, On contained Off Broadway U.S.A.'s most well-known songs. In fact, if you listened to rock radio when this disc was new, it was not uncommon to hear any of those songs ("Stay in Time," "Bad Indication," "Hang On for Love" or "Full Moon Turn My Head Around") played frequently. The group had a sound a bit like their more popular fellow Midwesterners Cheap Trick, but with a little more quirky, almost new wave sort of bent to it. This album really did a great job of both showing off that sound and entertaining listeners at the same time.
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AllMusic Review by Gary Hill