Label: Teen Sound Records - TSR 59633 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Rock & Roll
Many of the songs, including "I Like Girls" and "Girl Scout," play up Restivo 's girl-craziness and irresistibility to women.
On "Come Closer," he whips the ladies into a frenzy in an exciting production that features a crowd of screaming girls drawn, according to the liner notes, from the ranks of Restivo 's fan club. Many of the tracks from Oh, Johnny have this live-in-the-studio energy reminiscent of Girl Scout - Johnny Restivo - The Shape Im In Richard 's first album, Cliff.
In Restivo 's case, however, the girls scream only on cue, which makes their enthusiastic outbursts part of the arrangements rather than an overlay of white noise, as is often the case on Richard 's album. Restivo is an adequate singer capable of carrying the ballads, but comparisons to Fabian are not out of order and Restivo even quotes Fabian 's "Turn Me Loose" on "Come Closer". To paraphrase Joanie Sommers : it may be bubblegum, but it's good bubblegum.
Johnny Restivo. Ya Ya. I Like Girls. Girl Scout. I Make the Love. The Thing. That's Good! That's Bad! Last Night at the Back Porch. Come Closer. Dear Someone. I Looked for Love. Our Wedding Day. High School Play.
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