You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can't Tuna Fish

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You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can't Tuna Fish
Studio album by REO Speedwagon
Released March 16, 1978
Recorded 1977-78 at Sound City Studios, Los Angeles, CA, vocals recorded at Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles, CA and Paragon Recording Studios, Chicago, IL
Genre Soft rock, hard rock
Length 33:47
Label Epic
Producer Kevin Cronin, Gary Richrath, Paul Grupp, John Boylan
REO Speedwagon chronology
Live: You Get What You Play For
You Can Tune a Piano but You Can't Tuna Fish
Nine Lives
Singles from untitled
  1. "Roll with the Changes"/"The Unidentified Flying Tuna Trot"
    Released: 1978 (1978)
  2. "Time for Me to Fly"/"Runnin' Blind"
    Released: 1978 (1978)
  3. "Time for Me to Fly"/"Lightning"
    Released: March 1980 (1980-03)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone (favorable) [2]

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]

  1. "Roll with the Changes" (Kevin Cronin) - 5:37
  2. "Time for Me to Fly" (Cronin) - 3:42
  3. "Runnin' Blind" (Gary Richrath/Debbie Mackron) - 3:08
  4. "Blazin' Your Own Trail Again" (Cronin) - 3:32
  5. "Sing to Me" (Richrath) - 2:34
  6. "Lucky for You" (Richrath/Cronin) - 5:02
  7. "Do You Know Where Your Woman Is Tonight?" (Richrath) - 2:53
  8. "The Unidentified Flying Tuna Trot" (Richrath) - 2:17
  9. "Say You Love Me or Say Goodnight" (Richrath/Cronin) - 4:58




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