Rock & Roll Strategy

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Rock & Roll Strategy
38 Special - Rock & Roll Strategy.jpg
Studio album by 38 Special
Released June 1988
Recorded 1987-1988
Genre Southern rock
Length 50:58
Label A&M
Producer Rodney Mills
38 Special chronology
Flashback: The Best of 38 Special
(1987)
Rock & Roll Strategy
(1988)
Bone Against Steel
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Rock & Roll Strategy is the eighth studio album by the southern rock band 38 Special, released in 1988. It was the first album to feature the new vocalist and keyboard player Max Carl. This album contained their last Top 10 hit, "Second Chance", which peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rock & Roll Strategy" (Carl, Van Zant) – 4:34
  2. "What's It to Ya?" (Johnson, Lunn, Van Zant) – 4:30
  3. "Little Sheba" (Carl) – 4:54
  4. "Comin' Down Tonight" (Carl, Carlisi, Johnson, Van Zant) – 4:26
  5. "Midnight Magic" (Baker, Carlisi, Curtis, Johnson, Van Zant) – 4:21
  6. "Second Chance" (Carl, Carlisi, Curtis) – 5:04
  7. "Hot 'Lanta" (Carl) – 5:42
  8. "Never Be Lonely" (Carl, Chauncey) – 4:39
  9. "Chattahoochee" (Johnson, Lunn, Van Zant) – 4:11
  10. "Innocent Eyes" (Carl, Carlisi, Chauncey) – 4:17
  11. "Love Strikes" (Carlisi, Johnson, Van Zant) – 4:31

Personnel[edit]

.38 Special[edit]

Additional Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Rodney Mills
  • Engineers: Edd Miller, Rodney Mills
  • Mixing: Rodney Mills, Edd Miller
  • Mixing assistant: Thom "TK" Kidd
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Production coordination: Mark Rogers
  • Design: Norman Moore
  • Art direction: Norman Moore
  • Photography: Chris Cuffaro

Charts[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1988 The Billboard 200 61

SinglesBillboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1988 "Little Sheba" Mainstream Rock Tracks 15
1988 "Rock & Roll Strategy" Mainstream Rock Tracks 5
1988 "Rock & Roll Strategy" The Billboard Hot 100 67
1989 "Comin' Down Tonight" The Billboard Hot 100 67
1989 "Second Chance" Adult Contemporary 1
1989 "Second Chance" Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
1989 "Second Chance" The Billboard Hot 100 6

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