Bryan Adams-Cuts Like a Knife 30th anniversary

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Since we chose to play Bryan Adams‘ second album, You Want It, You Got It at ROCK 103 in Memphis in 1981 containing the impressive “Lonely Nights”,”Tonight”, and “Fits Ya Good“, and got the opportunity to spend a memorable weekend together, I may have been the least surprised person outside of Bryan’s Vancouver base when his next one arrived in January 1983 with even more hits: “This Time”, “Take me Back”,”I’m Ready”, the under-appreciated album track “Don’t Leave Me Lonely” which sounds like it belongs on Reckless; the title song “Cuts Like a Knife”, and his first Top Ten hit,“Straight From the Heart” which he wrote at the ripe old age of eighteen. Bryan Adams has been an international star for a full three decades now, long enough that you may have forgotten his scrappy rise to the top from obscurity. Bryan tells us about knocking on doors at sixteen and never taking “no” for an answer.- Redbeard