1981 Rick Springfield – Working Class Dog

Working Class Dog is the fifth studio album by Australian rock musician Rick Springfield, released by RCA Records in 1981. The album was certified Platinum in America and eventually sold over three million US copies. It produced Springfield’s biggest career hit with the #1 million-selling smash, “Jessie’s Girl”. Springfield was awarded the 1982 Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male.

The album was re-released on CD in 2006 as a “25th anniversary edition” with three bonus tracks.

“Love Is Alright Tonite” was used to comedic effect in the film Wet Hot American Summer.


Love Is Alright Tonite (Rick Springfield) 3:27
Jessie\’s Girl (Rick Springfield) 3:14
3  Hole In My Heart (Rick Springfield) 3:13
4  Carry Me Away (Rick Springfield) 3:01
I\’ve Done Everything For You (Sammy Hagar) 3:16
6  The Light Of Love (Rick Springfield) 2:45
7  Everybody\’s Girl (Rick Springfield) 2:59
8  Daddy\’s Pearl (Rick Springfield) 2:37
9  Red Hot & Blue Love (Rick Springfield) 2:59
10  Inside Silvia (Rick Springfield) 4:41


BassJeffy Rich
BassNeil Geraldo
BassRick Springfield
DrumsMike Baird
DrumsJack White
GuitarNeil Geraldo
GuitarRobben Ford
GuitarRick Springfield
KeyboardsGabriel Katona
Background VocalsTom Kelly
VocalsRick Springfield

Liner Notes

Producer – Bill Drescher (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Producer – Keith Olsen (Tracks 2, 5)
Producer – Rick Springfield (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Engineer (Recording) – Bill Drescher, Chris Minto, Doug Pakes
Mastered By – Greg Fulginiti

Artwork (Original Cover Concept) – Rick Springfield
Photography By – Tom Gibson

Manufactured For – BMG Arista / Ariola Limited
Distributed By – BMG Arista / Ariola Limited
Produced For – Carman Productions
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Wizard Records
Recorded At – Sound City Studios
Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders