Working Class Dog is the fifth studio album by Australian rock musician Rick Springfield, originally released in 1981. The album was certified Platinum in America and eventually sold over three million copies. It produced Springfield’s biggest career hit with the #1 million-selling smash hit “Jessie’s Girl”. “Love Is Alright Tonite” was used to comedic effect in the film Wet Hot American Summer. “Jessie’s Girl” is part of a prominent scene in the cult movie Boogie Nights. Springfield was awarded the 1982 Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. Working Class Dog reached No.7 on the Billboard 200. Another top 10 single from the album was the Sammy Hagar-penned “I’ve Done Everything for You”.
Rick Springfield has become somewhat of a cult hero in recent years, starring in several episodes of Californication in which he plays a twisted version of himself, a “hedonistic Rick Springfield” from the past. He also starred in “Ho’ohuli Na’au”, an episode of Hawaii Five-0 and had a recurring role on True Detective as a psychiatrist named Dr. Irving Pitlor.
Available as a limited edition of 1000 copies on colored (black & white mixed) vinyl.