HARD VOLUME - Re-release...
1999 - Buddha Records - 7446599688 2
|2||WHAT HAVE I GOT||4:58|
|3||I FEEL LIKE THIS||4:26|
|6||TURNED INSIDE OUT||6:24|
|7||DOWN AND AWAY||8:20|
|9||YOU DIDN'T NEED||5:11|
|11||WHAT HAVE I GOT||4:33|
|13||DOWN AND AWAY||7:14|
Andrew Weiss - Bass
Sim Cain - Drums, percussion
Chris Haskett - Guitar
Henry Rollins - Vocal
Theo Van Rock - Audio Airstrike Authority
01-10 recorded and mixed 12/88 at Echo Sound, LA, CA by Rae DiLeo
11-13 recorded 7/88 at Graphic Studios, NJ, mixed by Theo Van Rock
Mastered 9/99 by George Marino at Sterling Sound, NY, NY
PRODUCED BY THEO VAN ROCK
All songs written by the Rollins Band except *
All songs published by:
Rhythm Wreck/Wrack It Jams/Emaciated Music/2.13.61 Publishing (BMI) except *
*Ghost Rider (Rev/Vega)-Revega/Stanphyl Music Companies
Design: J.A.G./Jeff Aguila
Thank you: Rae, Randy Ellis, Gail Perry, Jill Heath, Phil The Crusher Thain, Audrey McDonald
Henry and Dori Weiss, Dan Brewer and Russo Music, Mitch Bury or Adams Mass.
JOE COLE 4.10.61 - 12.19.91
*". . . a well organized thundering rock juggernaut."
*6 BONUS TRACKS, 3 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
*Digitally Remastered by Rollins
*New Liner Notes by Rollins
It was near the end of 1989 and we were due to go into
the studio. As always, there was very little financial
resources, not much living space and not much time. We
were leaving for Australia in early January so the record,
whatever it was going to turn out to be, had to be finished
before we left.
Chris and I checked out a studio that a friend named Rae
worked at. It was small but he said he could get us a good
rate. That was all we needed to hear. We booked the time.
The band did shows all the way out to LA and we ended
up at my place. Chris had his own place so the rest of the
band crashed on the floor of the living room. My roommate
wasn't all that into it but she really had no choice.
We started work immediately after arriving. At the same
time, I was arranging all the travel and gear shipping plans to
Australia. It was a very busy and stressful time. This is not a
band that has a good time in the studio. Studio sessions
seemed to bring a lot of stress to the forefront so we had to
deal with that on top of everyone having to sleep on the floor
every night in a small fucked up house. Needless to say there
were some temper flare ups but we did the best we could.
We came out of the studio with a very disturbed and
intense record. It has a peculiar charm. We did the best we
could under the conditions. I am sure Theo would have liked
more time to mix but he soldiered through admirably. The
band, as always, played great. I did the best I could dealing
with no sleep, strep throat and too much work during the day
trying to get us to Australia. I believe Theo was mixing "I Feel
Like This" right up to about three hours before flight time.
For this new edition of Hard Volume, I have included the
rest of the session as well as a demo we cut earlier that
year. For those of you familiar with the original CD issue of this
record, you will notice that the track "Joyriding with Frank" is
not included. That track is from a show in Linz, Austria in 1988
and will be released on a different CD at some point. The title
Hard Volume was derived from a radio format in Europe that I
found us listed on. Oh, so that's the kind of music we play.
Sounds good to me.
The re-release of HARD VOLUME provides a treat for those who were
looking forward to some unreleased tracks. Three tracks from the same session
are included, as well three tracks from a previously recorded demo. The track
THIN AIR is a special treat, as it appears no where else in any form.
The quality of sound is subtly improved over the original release of
HARD VOLUME, but the real value here is the 'new' tracks.
David Tenenbaum (03.01.99)