This Time We Mean It – REO Speedwagon – 1975


Album This Time We Mean It by REO Speedwagon
Album This Time We Mean It by REO Speedwagon

This Time We Mean It is the fourth studio album by American rock band REO Speedwagon, released in 1975. The album marked a transition from the hard rock sound of their previous albums to a more pop-oriented direction. The album features the singles “Reelin'” and “Throw the Chains Away”, as well as the ballad “Out of Control”. The album received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the band’s musicianship but criticized their lack of originality and identity. The album peaked at number 74 on the Billboard 200 chart and sold poorly compared to their later albums.

This Time We Mean It is a solid album that captures REO Speedwagon’s energy and songwriting prowess. It is a must-have for any fan of the band’s classic sound.


  • Mike Murphy – lead vocals, piano, guitar, clavinet, organ, backing vocals
  • Gary Richrath – guitar, lead vocals on “Dance”, backing vocals
  • Neal Doughty – keyboards
  • Gregg Philbin – bass, backing vocals
  • Alan Gratzer – drums, percussion, backing vocals

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