Sign In Please

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Sign in Please
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Studio album by Autograph
Released October 1984
Recorded February–June 1984
Studio The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California
Genre Glam metal
Length 42:01
Label RCA
Producer Neil Kernon
Autograph chronology
Sign in Please
(1984)
That's the Stuff
(1985)That's the Stuff1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Sign In Please is the debut album by the American hard rock band Autograph. Released in 1984, the album featured their signature song, "Turn Up the Radio", and their other minor hit, "Send Her to Me", both of which had accompanying videos.

"Turn Up the Radio" was featured in a variety of media in the coming decades and is regarded as an '80s metal staple. "Turn Up the Radio" was featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and "All I'm Gonna Take" was featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

Background[edit]

According to lead guitarist Steve Lynch, the album took 30 days to record and master; "We were seasoned musicians in the studio so worked very fast and were always well prepared." He also noted that its major hit, "Turn Up the Radio", was recorded at the tail end of the Sign in Please sessions and that RCA didn't find it suitable enough for inclusion. However, after stern insistence, the band was able to get it on the album. Neither party, however, expected it to gain such critical success that led to the album's gold status in 1985.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Send Her to Me"Doug Foxworthy, Steve Plunkett3:35
2."Turn Up the Radio"Plunkett, Steve Isham, Randy Rand, Steve Lynch, Keni Richards4:38
3."Night Teen & Non-Stop"Foxworthy, Plunkett4:20
4."Cloud 10"Foxworthy, Plunkett3:37
5."Deep End"Plunkett4:19
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
6."My Girlfriend's Boyfriend Isn't Me"Foxworthy, Isham, Plunkett3:33
7."Thrill of Love"Isham, Plunkett3:59
8."Friday"Plunkett4:11
9."In the Night"Rand, Plunkett3:56
10."All I'm Gonna Take"Lynch, Plunkett5:42
11."Turn Up the Radio" (Remix 2009 Rock Candy remaster bonus track)Plunkett, Steve Isham, Randy Rand, Steve Lynch, Keni Richards4:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Steve Plunkett - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Steve Lynch - lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Randy Rand - bass, backing vocals
  • Steven Isham - keyboards, backing vocals
  • Keni Richards - drums
Production

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1985 Billboard 200 (US)[3] 29

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – U.S.[4] Gold 1985

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Autograph Sign In Please review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 9, 2013.
  2. ^ Autograph Guitarist / Guitar Teacher Steve Lynch FullinBloom.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-01.
  3. ^ "Sign In PleaseBillboard Albums". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 9, 2013.
  4. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Autograph. Retrieved on September 4, 2013.