You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can't Tuna Fish
Studio album by REO Speedwagon
March 16, 1978
Sound City Studios, Los Angeles, CA, vocals recorded at Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, CA and Paragon Recording Studios, Chicago, IL
Soft rock, hard rock
Kevin Cronin, Gary Richrath, Paul Grupp, John Boylan
REO Speedwagon chronology
Singles from untitled
"Roll with the Changes"/"The Unidentified Flying Tuna Trot"
"Time for Me to Fly"/"Runnin' Blind"
"Time for Me to Fly"/"Lightning"
Released: March 1980
, You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can't Tuna Fish REO Speedwagon's seventh studio album, released in 1978, was the first to be co-produced by lead singer Kevin Cronin and lead guitarist Gary Richrath. The album was REO's first to make the Top 40, peaking at #29. The album sold over 2 million copies in the U.S. which led it to go 2x Platinum.
This is the first album to feature
Bruce Hall on bass. He replaced Gregg Philbin.
The track "Time for Me to Fly" was covered by
Dolly Parton on her 1989 album White Limozeen.
Track listing [ edit ]
"Roll with the Changes" (
Kevin Cronin) - 5:37 "Time for Me to Fly" (Cronin) - 3:42
"Runnin' Blind" (
Gary Richrath/Debbie Mackron) - 3:08 "Blazin' Your Own Trail Again" (Cronin) - 3:32
"Sing to Me" (Richrath) - 2:34
"Lucky for You" (Richrath/Cronin) - 5:02
"Do You Know Where Your Woman Is Tonight?" (Richrath) - 2:53
"The Unidentified Flying Tuna Trot" (Richrath) - 2:17
"Say You Love Me or Say Goodnight" (Richrath/Cronin) - 4:58
Personnel [ edit ]
Kevin Cronin - rhythm guitar, lead vocals, piano and acoustic guitar on "Roll with the Changes", backing vocals, producer, arrangements
Gary Richrath - lead guitar, producer
Bruce Hall - bass guitar
Neal Doughty - keyboards
Alan Gratzer - drums Lon Price -
saxophone on "Say You Love Me or Say Goodnight" Angelle Trosclair, Denise McCall, Denny Henson,
Tom Kelly - additional backing vocals Paul Grupp -
John Boylan - executive producer
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