Hot Streets – Chicago – 1978


Album Hot Streets by the band Chicago
Album Hot Streets by the band Chicago

“Hot Streets” is the twelfth studio album by the American rock band Chicago. It was released in 1978 and marked a significant shift in the band’s sound, as it incorporated more pop and disco elements compared to their previous jazz-rock fusion style.

The album includes tracks such as “Alive Again,” “No Tell Lover,” and “Gone Long Gone.” It also features the hit single “Street Player,” which became a staple of their live performances and was later sampled in the popular song “The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall into My Mind)” by The Bucketheads.

While “Hot Streets” received mixed reviews upon its release, it still achieved commercial success, reaching the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album showcases Chicago’s ability to adapt to changing musical trends and experiment with different styles.

Hot Streets is a mixed bag. It has some good songs, but it is also marred by its disco and electronic elements. It is an interesting experiment from Chicago, but it is not their best work.

The personnel of the album Hot Streets by Chicago, released in 1978, are:

  • Peter Cetera – bass, lead and backing vocals
  • Donnie Dacus – guitars, lead and backing vocals
  • Laudir de Oliveira – percussion
  • Robert Lamm – keyboards, lead and backing vocals
  • Lee Loughnane – trumpet, backing vocals, brass arrangement (8)
  • James Pankow – trombone, brass arrangements (1-7, 9-10)
  • Walter Parazaider – woodwinds
  • Danny Seraphine – drums

Source: Hot Streets – Wikipedia

The different versions published for this album :