The Midnight Devils drop video for cover of Loverboy’s hit single “Working For The Weekend”

The Midnight Devils drop video for cover of Loverboy’s hit single “Working For The Weekend”

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The Midnight Devils consisting of Sam Spade on lead vocals and bass, Chris “Sniper” Hineline on guitar and Jimmy Mess (ex-Pretty Boy Floyd) on drums have unveiled a video for their cover of Loverboy’s hit single “Working For The Weekend” from their sophomore album Never Beg For It, which was released via Pavement Entertainment on July 1, 2022.

Wikipedia states the following in part about Loverboy‘s track “Working For The Weekend”: “”Working for the Weekend” is a song by Canadian rock band Loverboy, from their second studio album, Get Lucky (1981). It was written by guitarist Paul Dean, vocalist Mike Reno and drummer Matt Frenette, and produced by Bruce Fairbairn and Dean, and released as the lead single from the album in October 1981. It has more of a power pop feel than the band’s other songs, but this new sound proved to generate success; the song reached number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and number two on Billboards Mainstream Rock chart in January 1982.”

Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Never Beg For It: “The production is crystal clear and the band members are tight in a sleazy, shambolic way. Jimmy Mess is as solid a drummer as you will hear and the aforementioned Sniper is practically faultless throughout. Sam “Spade” Morris‘ bourbon soaked vocals enhance the proceedings immensely, though — at times and on certain tracks, it seems a little repetitive and lacking in variety. That being said, this is an extremely minor quibble.

Even if there are two or three tracks that will employ the skip button for me, this is still on the whole a fine, sleazy album with mainly memorable, chorus driven songs in the finest spirit of the genre. It’s absolutely perfect for that late night road trip return from seeing them live and with the window down!”

The Midnight Devils‘ “Working For The Weekend” video:

Loverboy‘s “Working For The Weekend” video: