Michael Furlong

Use It or Lose It

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Michael Furlong belts out head-on, up-tempo 80s corporate rock, reminiscent of metallic Michael Bolton, Giuffria or the brilliant Aldo Nova and the crashing wave of Canadian pop-metal. This vinyl is worth more because of its rarity than actual musical content, but any sincere student of AOR will dig the sharp hooks, spacy keys and sizzling axe. Records wrapped in sleeves which display the artist posing with guitar on both front and back just don't exist anymore, so you know if this is your bag, and Use It or Lose It remains a treasure of its type. Backed by a powerhouse band of West Coast studio vets, Furlong keeps things short and fast. Unfortunately, an American Bandstand appearance couldn't stop the sands of time from burying this LP, leaving Furlong to run with the Wild Dogs and later create a touring Tom Petty tribute.

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